1 Corinthians 1:23

“But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But wee preach Christ crucified, vnto the Iewes a stumbling block, and vnto the Greekes, foolishnesse:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumblingblock, and unto Gentiles foolishness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But we give the good news of Christ on the cross, a hard thing to the Jews, and a foolish thing to the Gentiles;
- Basic English Bible

but *we* preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness;
- Darby Bible

But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling-block, and to the Greeks foolishness;
- Webster's Bible

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

but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks,
- World English Bible

but we prechen Crist crucified, to Jewis sclaundre, and to hethene men foli;
- Wycliffe Bible

also we -- we preach Christ crucified, to Jews, indeed, a stumbling-block, and to Greeks foolishness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:23


1:23 We go on to preach, in a plain and historical, not rhetorical or philosophical, manner, Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumblingblock - Just opposite to the signs they demand. And to the Greeks foolishness - A silly tale, just opposite to the wisdom they seek.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 1:23


1Co 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified. Not merely Christ, but Christ Crucified; a Crucified Savior. Unto the Jews a stumblingblock. Because they had an entirely different conception of the Christ. Yet it was predicted that he should be "a stone of stumbling" (Mt 21:42 Isa 8:14) Unto the Greeks foolishness. It seemed to the Greeks that a being who died so ignominious a death could not be divine.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 1

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PAUL ALONG WITH ALL TWELVE APOSTLES AND EVEN OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST YESHUA HAD NEVER BEEN GIVEN THE MINISTREY OF BAPTISM ! OUR BLESSED LORD TOOK THE TWELVE DOWN BY THE WATERS TO BAPTISE WITH WATER WHERE JOHN WAS YET HE {CHRIST YESHUA} DID NOT ! WHY ? BECAUSE OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR CAME AS THE LAMB OF GOD TO SET UP HIS CHURCH ! BEHOLD THE LEAST IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS GREATER !
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:24 but unto them which are called both jews and greeks CHRIST the power of GOD and the wisdom of GOD 1 CORIN 2:4 and my speech and my preaching was --not with enticing words of mans wisdom-- but in demonstration of the spirit and of power --2:5-- that your faith should ---not stand in the wisdom of men--- but in the power of GOD
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE PRAY ALWAYS FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD --- COUNT YOU WORTHY --- OF THIS CALLING AND FULFILL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND THE WORK --OF FAITH-- WITH POWER EPHESIANS 4:4 THERE IS ONE BODY AND ONE SPIRIT EVEN AS YOU ARE CALLED IN ONE HOPE OF YOUR CALLING COLOSSIANS 1:5 FOR THE HOPE WHICH IS LAID UP FOR YOU IN HEAVEN WHEREOF YOU HEARD BEFORE IN THE WORD OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL 2 THESSALONIANS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS --1:8-- IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST LUKE 21:34 AND TAKE HEED TO YOUSELVES LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH SURFEITING AND DRUNKENNESS AND CARES OF THIS LIFE AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES --21:35--FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON --ALL THEM-- THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH --21:36--WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ACOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN 1 THESSALONIANS 4:7 FOR GOD HATH NOT CALLED US UNTO UNCLEANNESS BUT UNTO HOLINESS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths- For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. That no flesh should glory in his presence. We must learn to give ALL the glory to God. He is ever worthy of our praise. No man on earth must give glory to himself.
  • Wayne
    There are to be no divisions in the body Christ. In the house of Chloe there contentions. One is of Paul, one of Cephas, one Apollos, one of Christ. My brethren this should not be. Seems the divisions became worse as time marched on. Remains to be seen how this division will end.
  • Ray321
    James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him. Paul wrote 13 books of the Bible and is the 13 Apostles.

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