1 Corinthians 1:22

“For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Iewes require a signe, and the Greekes seeke after wisedome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Seeing that Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Seeing that the Jews make request for signs, and the Greeks are looking for knowledge:
- Basic English Bible

Since Jews indeed ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom;
- Darby Bible

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek wisdom:
- Webster's Bible

Seeing that Jews demand miracles, and Greeks go in search of wisdom,
- Weymouth Bible

For Jews ask for signs, Greeks seek after wisdom,
- World English Bible

For Jewis seken signes, and Grekis seken wisdom;
- Wycliffe Bible

Since also Jews ask a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:22


1:22 For whereas the Jews demand of the apostles, as they did of their Lord, more signs still, after all they have seen already; and the Greeks, or gentiles, seek wisdom - The depths of philosophy, and the charms of eloquence.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:22


1Co 1:22 For the Jews require a sign. Not merely miracles, such as the apostles worked (Ac 4:22 6:8 8:6 15:12 19:11), but a sign from heaven (Mt 16:1 Mr 8:11 Lu 11:16). They said, "Let Christ come down from heaven, if he be risen". And the Greeks seek after wisdom. While the Jews asked for a sign from heaven, the Greeks demanded a well-argued system of philosophy (Ac 17:18).

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1:22

  • Ifeanyi for verse 22
    the jews require a sign...greeks, wisdom....but they do nt know that Jesus is the sign writer!The sign writer is superior to the sign and the wisdom giver wiser than every art, science,philosophy of men!...The thought of God will evet remain higher than that of men. Forsake the worldly fables of men and turn to Jesus Christ our sure foundation.There is no more time left! Jesus is on his way....!!!!

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