Parallel Verses

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For the discourse, [the subject of which is] the cross, is indeed to those who perish, folly; but to us who are saved it is the power of God.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

A Conservative Version

For the message of the cross is of course, foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is a 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.

Amplified

For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God.

An Understandable Version

For the message of [Christ dying on] the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing [i.e., in a lost state], but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

For the word of the cross seems foolish to those who are on the way to destruction; but to us who are on the way to salvation it is the power of God.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

For tho' the doctrine of the cross seems folly to those that perish: yet we that are to be saved, do feel its energy is divine.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

For the word of the cross is foolishness indeed to those who are lost; but to those who are saved it is the power of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

For to those who are on the way to destruction, the story of the cross is nonsense, but to us who are to be saved, it means all the power of God.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

For truly the word of the cross to them perishing is foolishness; but to us saved it is the power of God.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

Those who are doomed to perish find the story of the cross 'sheer folly,' but it means the power of God for those whom he saves.

Montgomery New Testament

For the message of the Cross is indeed for those on their way to destruction, foolishness; but for us who are on our way to salvation it is the power of God.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

New simplified Bible

For the preaching of the stake is foolishness to those who perish. It is the power of God to us who are saved.

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

For the word of the cross is to the lost foolishness, but to the saved the power of God.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the discourse which concerneth the cross, unto them, indeed, who are perishing, is, foolishness; but, unto them who are being saved - unto us, it is, God's power.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The Message of the Cross is indeed mere folly to those who are in the path to Ruin, but to us who are in the path of Salvation it is the very power of God.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

For the message of the cross is nonsense to those who are in the process of being destroyed, but it is the power of God to those who are in the process of being saved.

World English Bible

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.

Worrell New Testament

For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing, foolishness; but to those who are being saved, it is the power of God.

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

the preaching
λόγος 
Logos 
word , saying , account , speech , Word , thing , not tr ,
Usage: 256

of the cross
σταυρός 
Stauros 
Usage: 22

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

to them

which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
perish , destroy , lose , be lost , lost ,
Usage: 37

μωρία 
Moria 
Usage: 5

but
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

unto us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us , we , our , for us
Usage: 160

σώζω 
Sozo 
save , make whole , heal , be whole ,
Usage: 79

it is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

the power
δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 1:18

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 1:18

References

American

Hastings

Morish

Images 1 Corinthians 1:18

Context Readings

Christ Crucified, The Power And Wisdom Of God

17 For Christ sent me not to baptise, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of discourse, lest the cross of Christ should be slighted. 18 For the discourse, [the subject of which is] the cross, is indeed to those who perish, folly; but to us who are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the understanding of the intelligent will I make useless."


Cross References

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God for salvation to every one who believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are folly to him: and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 1:21

for since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 1:23-25

but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed an offence, and to the Greeks folly;

2 Corinthians 4:3

And if now our gospel be hid, it is hid from those who are lost:

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and in every unrighteous delusion among those who perish: in consequence of which things they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

1 Corinthians 2:2

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 15:2

by which also ye are saved; if ye cleave to that word I have preached to you, except haply ye have believed in vain.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quickening, and energetic, and sharper than every two-edged sword, and piercing through and through, so as to divide both soul and spirit, both joints and spinal marrow, and critically judges the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Acts 2:47

praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added the saved ones daily to the church.

Acts 13:41

"Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I do a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though one declare it unto you."

Acts 17:18

Then certain of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers attacked him: and some said, What will this chattering fellow say? but others, He seemeth to be a preacher of foreign deities, because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 17:32

But when they heard of the resurrection from the dead, Some scoffed: and others said, We will hear thee again on this subject.

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is folly in the sight of God. For it is written, "He entangleth the wise in their own craftiness."

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

For we are a sweet odour of Christ to God in those who are saved, and in those who perish.

2 Corinthians 10:4

for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God for the casting down the strong holds [of corruption];

Galatians 6:12-14

As many as wish to make a fair appearance in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in great fulness of assurance; as ye know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes.



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