1 Corinthians 1:18
Good News Translation
For the message about Christ's death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost; but for us who are being saved it is God's power.

Contemporary English Version
The message about the cross doesn't make any sense to lost people. But for those of us who are being saved, it is God's power at work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God.

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For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God.

the preaching.

1 Corinthians 1:23,24 But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: . . .

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus Christ: and him crucified.

Galatians 6:12-14 For as many as desire to please in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer the persecution of the cross of Christ. . . .

to.

Acts 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you will not believe, if any man shall tell it you.

2 Corinthians 2:15,16 For we are the good odour of Christ unto God, in them that are saved and in them that perish. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:3 And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost,

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

foolishness.

1 Corinthians 1:21,23,25 For, seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world, by wisdom, knew not God, it pleased God, by the foolishness of our preaching, to save them that believe. . . .

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: I will catch the wise in their own craftiness.

Acts 17:18,32 And certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics disputed with him. And some said: What is it that this word sower would say? But others: He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods. Because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection. . . .

unto.

1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 15:2 By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.

Psalm 110:2,3 The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thy enemies. . . .

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first and to the Greek.

2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to God, unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels,

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also: and in the Holy Ghost and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Context
The Message of the Cross
17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void. 18For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. 19For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject.…
Cross References
Acts 2:47
Praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord increased daily together such as should be saved.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first and to the Greek.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For, seeing that in the wisdom of God, the world, by wisdom, knew not God, it pleased God, by the foolishness of our preaching, to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:

1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:25
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 2:14
But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.

1 Corinthians 4:10
We are fools for Christs sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour.

2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are the good odour of Christ unto God, in them that are saved and in them that perish.

2 Corinthians 4:3
And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost,

2 Thessalonians 2:10
And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish: because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

Hebrews 12:2
Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who, having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.

Additional Translations
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those indeed perishing, but to us being saved it is the power of God.

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.

For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.

For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but to us that are saved it is God's power.

For the word of the cross is to them that are perishing foolishness; but unto us which are being saved it is the power of God.

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but to us who are saved, it is the power of God.

For the Message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are on the way to perdition, but it is the power of God to those whom He is saving.

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God.

for the word of the cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to us -- those being saved -- it is the power of God,
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