1 Corinthians 2:8

“Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which none of the princes of this world knewe: for had they knowen it, they would not haue crucified the Lord of glory.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{the wisdom} which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which none of the rulers of this world hath known: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Of which not one of the rulers of this world had knowledge: for if they had, they would not have put the Lord of glory on the cross:
- Basic English Bible

which none of the princes of this age knew, (for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;)
- Darby Bible

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
- Webster's Bible

a wisdom which not one of the leaders of the present age possesses, for if they had possessed it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.
- Weymouth Bible

which none of the rulers of this world has known. For had they known it, they wouldn't have crucified the Lord of glory.
- World English Bible

which noon of the princes of this world knew; for if thei hadden knowe, thei schulden neuere haue crucified the Lord of glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

which no one of the rulers of this age did know, for if they had known, the Lord of the glory they would not have crucified;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:8


2:8 Had they known it - That wisdom. They would not have crucified - Punished as a slave. The Lord of glory - The giving Christ this august title, peculiar to the great Jehovah, plainly shows him to be the supreme God. In like manner the Father is styled, the Father of glory, #Eph 1:17|; and the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of glory, #1Pet 4:14|. The application of this title to all the three, shows that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are the God of glory; as the only true God is called, #Psa 29:3|, and #Acts 7:2|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:8


1Co 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew. Utterly ignorant of the divine wisdom to be revealed in Christ, they, the high priests, with Pilate and Herod, crucified the Son.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 2

  • BSP
    We can fully understand the perfect mind of God, but we do have the living example of Jesus in God's word found in the Bible.
  • Mockingbird
    Who am I that I may instruct the Lord : his wisdom and knowledge surpasses all that I myself know : And at the same time I have the mind of Christ and I have an unction from the Holy one and know all things from the Spirit of God. I am lifted up !!! Praise God to His standards !!
  • Ernest ikechuks Ani
    The preacher is concern about their spiritual state "For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified."
  • George Boateng
    Without the grace of God n His mercy ,we are empty. It takes His wisdom to understand the words of the spirits.
  • Davison Songore
    We sometimes forget that this world is designed to tempt us and lead us away from the creator
  • Johnwalter Mugisa for verse 9
    It's beyond doubt that it takes the manifold grace of God for this scripture to be understood by carnal man,because we often think of the earthly posessions,since we're destined to be found worthy for true worshiping, John 4:21-24 ,Our hope should be set on things above not on earthly things,bcoz things on earth can exempt us from being true followers,and since we have to deny ourselves of all da earthly treasures,this scripture may focus on eternity bcoz we're not of the world just as Jesus stated in John 15:18-21 .Heaven is real.Be Blessed.

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