Parallel Verses

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.

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 the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, 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

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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 the Messiah did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent wisdom, so the cross of the Messiah won't be emptied of its power. 18 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. 19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject."


Cross References

Romans 1:16

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

1 Corinthians 2:14

A person who isn't spiritual doesn't accept the things of God's Spirit, for they are nonsense to him. He can't understand them because they are spiritually evaluated.

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe through the nonsense of our preaching.

1 Corinthians 1:23-25

but we preach the Messiah crucified. He is a stumbling block to Jews and nonsense to gentiles,

2 Corinthians 4:3

So if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are dying.

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and every type of evil to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them.

1 Corinthians 2:2

For while I was with you I resolved to know nothing except Jesus the Messiah, and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 15:2

and by which you are also being saved if you hold firmly to the message I proclaimed to you unless, of course, your faith was worthless.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, as it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Psalm 110:2-3

When the LORD extends your mighty scepter from Zion, rule in the midst of your enemies.

Acts 2:47

They were praising God and enjoying the good will of all the people. Every day the Lord was adding to their number those who were being saved.

Acts 13:41

"Look, you mockers! Be amazed and die! Since I am performing an action in your days, one that you would not believe even if someone told you!'"

Acts 17:18

Some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also debated with him. Some asked, "What is this blabbermouth trying to say?" while others said, "He seems to be preaching about foreign gods." This was because Paul was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 17:32

When they heard about a resurrection of the dead, some began joking about it, while others said, "We will hear you again about this."

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. For it is written, "He catches the wise with their own trickery,"

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

To God we are the aroma of the Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost.

2 Corinthians 10:4

For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the world. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments

Galatians 6:12-14

These people who want to impress others by their external appearance are trying to force you to be circumcised, simply to avoid being persecuted for the cross of the Messiah.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

for the gospel we brought did not come to you in words only, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with deep conviction. Indeed, you know what kind of people we proved to be while we were with you, acting on your behalf.

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