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

  • Alito George
    l Cor2:9 is an amazing verse with lots of hiden treasures, that no physical eye can see. The inspirational Image has illuminated my whole life. Iam thinking, what if these things were reveald to the sons and daughters of men, would rebelion against God continue on earth? well, it's a million dollar question. However, I feel so much hambled by this scripture.Isiah 64:4 reads -For since the beginning of the world men have not heared nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, besides you, what he has prepared for him that waits for him.I pray that our Hravenly Father YAHWEH THE ELOHIM of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob opens my eyes that i may see the wonderful truths in His Laws. Thak you FATHER in in YAHUSHUA'S name, AMEN.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    God knows the best plan for us not matter the circumstance around us.He always make a way for us at all times
  • J w morgan
    this world no longer for me I gave it up a piece at a time until his glory I could clearly see now I spend little time away from listening for the lord of glory the creeper of my soul not spending much energy on this world any morep
  • Juan Ramos
    It is an example of the way church members should think about how to work for the Lord in spirit and not by the flesh.
  • 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.
  • 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."

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