Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the Good News; and not in merely wise words--lest the Cross of Christ should be deprived of its power. 18 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. 19 For so it stands written, "I will exhibit the nothingness of the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought."


Cross References

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the Good News. It is God's power which is at work for the salvation of every one who believes--the Jew first, and then the Gentile.

1 Corinthians 2:14

The unspiritual man rejects the things of the Spirit of God, and cannot attain to the knowledge of them, because they are spiritually judged.

1 Corinthians 1:21

For after the world by its wisdom--as God in His wisdom had ordained--had failed to gain the knowledge of God, God was pleased, by the apparent foolishness of the Message which we preach, to save those who accepted it.

1 Corinthians 1:23-25

while we proclaim a Christ who has been crucified--to the Jews a stumbling-block, to Gentiles foolishness,

2 Corinthians 4:3

If, however, the meaning of our Good News has been veiled, the veil has been on the hearts of those who are on the way to perdition,

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and by every kind of wicked deception for those who are on the way to perdition because they did not welcome into their hearts the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.

1 Corinthians 2:2

For I determined to be utterly ignorant, when among you, of everything except of Jesus Christ, and of Him as having been crucified.

1 Corinthians 15:2

through which also you are obtaining salvation, if you bear in mind the words in which I proclaimed it--unless indeed your faith has been unreal from the very first.

Hebrews 4:12

For God's Message is full of life and power, and is keener than the sharpest two-edged sword. It pierces even to the severance of soul from spirit, and penetrates between the joints and the marrow, and it can discern the secret thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12-3

For God's Message is full of life and power, and is keener than the sharpest two-edged sword. It pierces even to the severance of soul from spirit, and penetrates between the joints and the marrow, and it can discern the secret thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Acts 2:47

praising God and being regarded with favour by all the people. Also, day by day, the Lord added to their number those whom He was saving.

Acts 13:41

Behold, you despisers, be astonished and perish, because I am carrying on a work in your time--a work which you will utterly refuse to believe, though it be fully declared to you.'"

Acts 17:18

A few of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also encountered him. Some of them asked, "What has this beggarly babbler to say?" "His business," said others, "seems to be to cry up some foreign gods." This was because he had been telling the Good News of Jesus and the Resurrection.

Acts 17:32

When they heard Paul speak of a resurrection of dead men, some began to scoff. But others said, "We will hear you again on that subject."

1 Corinthians 3:19

This world's wisdom is "foolishness" in God's sight; for it is written, "He snares the wise with their own cunning."

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

For we are a fragrance of Christ grateful to God in those whom He is saving and in those who are perishing;

2 Corinthians 10:4

The weapons with which we fight are not human weapons, but are mighty for God in overthrowing strong fortresses.

Galatians 6:12-14

All who desire to display their zeal for external observances try to compel you to receive circumcision, but their real object is simply to escape being persecuted for the Cross of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

The Good News that we brought you did not come to you in words only, but also with power and with the Holy Spirit and with much certainty, for you know the sort of men we became among you, as examples for your sakes.

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