English Standard Version
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
King James Bible
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
American Standard Version
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, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness; but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God.
English Revised Version
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but to us who are saved, it is the power of God.
Weymouth New Testament
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.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The word of the cross (ὁ λόγος ὀ τοῦ σταυροῦ)
Lit., the word, that, namely, of the cross. The second article is definitive and emphatic. The word of which the substance and purport is the cross.
To them that perish (τοῖς ἀπολλυμένοις)
Lit., that are perishing. So Rev. The present participle denotes process: they who are on the way to destruction. Compare 2 Corinthians 2:15.
Only in this epistle. See on have lost his savor, Matthew 5:13.
Which are saved (τοῖς σωζομένοις)
Rev., being saved: in process of salvation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,
1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who 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
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
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