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

  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED
  • Steve
    Anyone who has stood before an assembly preaching or teaching knows how true verses 1-5 are. The Holy Spirit just takes over and it is not your words, but His. Those of us that may lack the confidence to preach or teach Jesus, know that Paul also relied on not his own ability, but the words of the Holy Spirit. AMAZING
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Paul reminds us in this chapter that we must be filled with the Holy Spirit to be able to discern things of this world. God's promises for us if we keep His commandments are also contained in "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." Let us love the Lord with all our heart and it shall be well with us.
  • Aransiola
    Soon and very soon we are going to see the LORD. HALLELUJAH
  • A disciple
    BSP; What you say is most certainly the truth, but we shouldn't think that God winks at the ungodly because they are not Christians nor spiritually minded. God knows how much we all know or don't, and how much we do or not do with the knowledge and conviction He gives. Remember how Jesus rebuked the hypocrites and pronounced, Woe unto you! Having a spiritual mind has to do with being of the truth!
  • BSP
    Verse 14, 15: To a physical or fleshly minded man they will not accept spiritual things or understand them. The fleshly minded man or woman must make their mind over in order to understand spiritual things.

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