Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 
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 
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

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 1:18

Context Readings

Christ Crucified, The Power And Wisdom Of God

17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to evangelize—not with clever words, so that the cross of Christ will not be emptied of its effect. 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved. 19 For it is written:I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.


Cross References

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the unbeliever does not welcome what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually.

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since, in God’s wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached.

1 Corinthians 1:23-25

but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.

2 Corinthians 4:3

But if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.

1 Corinthians 2:2

For I didn’t think it was a good idea to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

1 Corinthians 15:2

You are also saved by it, if you hold to the message I proclaimed to you—unless you believed for no purpose.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

Psalm 110:2-3

The Lord will extend Your mighty scepter from Zion.
Rule over Your surrounding enemies.

Acts 2:47

praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved.

Acts 13:41

Look, you scoffers,
marvel and vanish away,
because I am doing a work in your days,
a work that you will never believe,
even if someone were to explain it to you.

Acts 17:18

Then also, some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers argued with him. Some said, “What is this pseudo-intellectual trying to say?”Others replied, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign deities”—because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the Resurrection.

Acts 17:32

When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him. But others said, “We’d like to hear from you again about this.”

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, since it is written:He catches the wise in their craftiness;

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

2 Corinthians 10:4

since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments

Galatians 6:12-14

Those who want to make a good impression in the flesh are the ones who would compel you to be circumcised—but only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we were among you for your benefit,

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