1 Corinthians 1:18

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the preaching of the Crosse is to them that perish, foolishnesse: but vnto vs which are saued, it is the power of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but to us that are saved it is God's power.
- Darby Bible

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but to us who are saved, it is the power of God.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

For the word of the cros is foli to hem that perischen; but to hem that ben maad saaf, that is to seie, to vs, it is the vertu of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the word of the cross to those indeed perishing is foolishness, and to us -- those being saved -- it is the power of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:18


1:18 To them that perish - By obstinately rejecting the only name whereby they can be saved. But to us who are saved - Now saved from our sins, and in the way to everlasting salvation, it is the great instrument of the power of God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:18


1Co 1:18 The preaching of the cross. The gospel of a Crucified Savior. Unto them that perish. Those who are unregenerate. Foolishness. The Greek philosopher and the Jewish scribe scoffed at the thought of a Savior who had been crucified. They held that his crucifixion proved that he was not divine. Unto us who are saved. There are two sections of mankind--the unsaved and the saved. To the first, the cross is folly; to the second, the gospel of the Crucified One comes as the "power of God". See Ro 1:16. To the unsaved, the cross is a pillar of cloud; to the saved, a pillar of light.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:30 BUT OF HIM ARE YOU IN CHRIST JESUS --- WHO OF GOD --- IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SANCTIFICATION AND REDEMPTION ROMANS 5:17 FOR IF BY ONE MANS OFFENCE DEATH REIGNED BY ONE MUCH MORE THEY WHICH RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL REIGN IN LIFE --- BY ONE JESUS CHRIST
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:19 FOR IT IS WRITTEN I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE AND WILL BRING TO NOTHING THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRUDENT 1:20 WHERE IS THE WISE WHERE IS THE SCRIBE WHERE IS THE DISPUTER OF THIS WORLD HATH NOT GOD MADE FOOLISH THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD PROVERBS 1:5 A WISE MAN WILL HEAR AND WILL INCREASE LEARNING AND A MAN OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL ATTAIN TO WISE COUNSELS
  • Phyllis Johnson
    Folks,

    All I can say, is halleluiah! There will never be a soldier, like KING JESUS. I also, thank the Jewish people, for being a vessel. I will never understand, why anyone will not accept the offer of grace that was given to us by the this wonderful warrior. GOD BLESS
  • Steve morrow
    1 cor 1:10 now I beseech you brethren by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST --- that you all speak the same thing --- and that there be no divisions among you but that you be --- perfectly --- joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement 2 cor 13:11 FINALLY BRETHREN FAREWELL BE PERFECT BE OF GOOD COMFORT BE OF---ONE MIND---LIVE IN PEACE AND THE GOD OF LOVE AND PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU
  • Bruce
    1Corinthians1:24 But unto them which are called---/ John6:44 No man can come to me, except The Father which hath sent me draw him---.The Father will tug on your Heart. You will know you are a sinner. He will tell you, you need Christ. Ask forgiveness. You will be cleansed by His Blood, that's why He went to the Cross.You will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost
    Matthew 3:11 / changed 2Corinthians5:17
  • Ray321
    The Law was made for the Jews, to show them that they are sinners. They had to follow the Law and do animal sacrifice to cover there sins for Salvation in the Old Testament. Believing and faith is the same in the Old testament and New testament. But Salvation is different, we are save by grace by faith in Jesus Christ plus nothing. Law, repentance, baptizing, tongues, works, will not save. Free .