Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] 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.

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.

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,

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 preach the gospel: tho' not with the preaching of the wise, lest the cross of Christ should have been hinder'd in its efficacy. 18 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. 19 for it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."


Cross References

Romans 1:16

for I am not ashamed of the gospel, since it is divinely effectual to salvation, to everyone that believes, to the Jew first, and then to the Gentile.

1 Corinthians 2:14

but the animal man does not receive the effusions of the spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him; neither can he understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 1:21

for whereas the world, with all their learning, did not distinguish the characters of his divine wisdom, in his works, it pleased God to save those who believe, by preaching, which they counted folly.

1 Corinthians 1:23-25

we preach Christ crucified, an obstacle to the Jews indeed, and to the Gentiles foolishness: but to those who believe,

2 Corinthians 4:3

but if our gospel be obscure, it is so only to those who are lost:

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with all the vile methods of imposture, to the ruin of those, who are averse to the truth, by which they might be saved.

1 Corinthians 2:2

for I did not think I was to have any other knowledge among you, than that of Christ, a crucified saviour.

1 Corinthians 15:2

by which also you will be saved, if you so retain it as I preached it to you, unless you have believed without sufficient grounds.

Hebrews 4:12

for the word of God is active and efficacious, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even to the division of soul and spirit, to the smallest and most inward parts, distinguishing the thoughts, and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12-3

for the word of God is active and efficacious, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even to the division of soul and spirit, to the smallest and most inward parts, distinguishing the thoughts, and intentions of the heart.

Acts 2:47

praising God, and showing benevolence to all the people. and the Lord encreased the church daily with new converts.

Acts 13:41

"consider you despisers, be surpriz'd and turn pale, for I shall perform a work in your days, which you will not believe, whoever shall declare it unto you."

Acts 17:18

there certain Epicurean and Stoick philosophers encountred him: "what does this mountebank mean?" said some: "he seems to proclaim some strange deitys," said others: because he talk'd to them of Jesus and the resurrection.

Acts 17:32

When they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some made it a matter of ridicule: others said, we will hear you again upon this subject;

1 Corinthians 3:19

for the wisdom of this world is folly, in the eye of God: as it is written, "he surprizes the wise in all their artifices."

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

for God is pleased to accept my christian labours, in favour both of those who are in a saving, and of those who are in a ruinous state:

2 Corinthians 10:4

our military arms are not so defective, but divinely effectual to demolish all their ramparts;

Galatians 6:12-14

they who desire to make a figure in the world, constrain you to be circumcised, only to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

since the gospel we preach'd, did not consist only of words, but was fully confirm'd by miracles and gifts of the holy spirit, you yourselves being witnesses, what we did among you and for you.

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