Parallel Bible VersionsGreek Bible Study Tools

1 Corinthians 1:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumblingblock, and unto Gentiles foolishness;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling-block, and to the Greeks foolishness;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but *we* preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Whereas, we, proclaim a Christ who hath been crucified,—unto Jews, indeed, an occasion of stumbling, and, unto Gentiles, foolishness;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— also we—we preach Christ crucified, to Jews, indeed, a stumbling-block, and to Greeks foolishness,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But wee preach Christ crucified, vnto the Iewes a stumbling block, and vnto the Greekes, foolishnesse:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— but we preach the Meshiha crucified, a scandal to the Jihudoyee, and to the Aramoyee foolishness;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But we preach Messiah as crucified; [which is] a stumbling-block to the Jews, and foolishness to the Gentiles;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
we 2249
{2249} Prime
ἡμεῖς
hemeis
{hay-mice'}
Nomitive plural of G1473; we (only used when emphatic).
preach 2784
{2784} Prime
κηρύσσω
kerusso
{kay-roos'-so}
Of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Christ 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
crucified, 4717
{4717} Prime
σταυρόω
stauroo
{stow-ro'-o}
From G4716; to impale on the cross; figuratively to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness.
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
unto the Jews 2453
{2453} Prime
Ἰουδαῖος
Ioudaios
{ee-oo-dah'-yos}
From G2448 (in the sense of G2455 as a country); Judaean, that is, belonging to Jehudah.
a x3303
(3303) Complement
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
stumblingblock, 4625
{4625} Prime
σκάνδαλον
skandalon
{skan'-dal-on}
A 'scandal'; probably from a derivative of G2578; a trap stick (bent sapling), that is, snare (figuratively cause of displeasure or sin).
y3303
[3303] Standard
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
and 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
unto the Greeks 1672
{1672} Prime
Ἕλλην
Hellen
{hel'-lane}
From G1671; a Hellen (Grecian) or inhabitant of Hellas; by extension a Greek speaking person, especially a non-Jew.
foolishness; 3472
{3472} Prime
μωρία
moria
{mo-ree'-ah}
From G3474; silliness, that is, absurdity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 1:23

_ _ we — Paul and Apollos.

_ _ Christ crucified — The Greek expresses not the mere fact of His crucifixion, but the permanent character acquired by the transaction, whereby He is now a Savior (Galatians 3:1) crucified was the stone on which the Jews stumbled (Matthew 21:44). The opposition of Jew and Gentile alike shows that a religion so seemingly contemptible in its origin could not have succeeded if it had not been divine.

_ _ unto the Greeks — the oldest manuscripts read “unto the Gentiles.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:17-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

[[no comment]]

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
we:

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.
1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Luke 24:46-47 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: ... And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Acts 7:32-35 [Saying], I [am] the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. ... This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send [to be] a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.
Acts 10:39-43 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: ... To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

unto the Jews:

Isaiah 8:14-15 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. ... And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
Matthew 11:6 And blessed is [he], whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this [child] is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
John 6:53-66 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. ... From that [time] many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Romans 9:32-33 Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; ... As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

foolishness:

1 Corinthians 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes



Chain-Reference Bible Search

Is 8:14. Mt 11:6; 13:57. Lk 2:34; 24:46. Jn 6:53. Ac 7:32; 10:39. Ro 9:32. 1Co 1:18, 28; 2:2, 14. 2Co 4:5. Ga 3:1; 5:11; 6:14. Ep 3:8. 1P 2:8.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on 1 Corinthians 1:23.
Name:

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on 1 Corinthians 1:23


Recent Chat Bible Comments