1 Corinthians 1:23

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
New King James Version

but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
New American Standard Bible

but we preach Christ (i.e., Messiah) crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness,
New International Version

but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
The Amplified Bible

We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, [preaching which] to the Jews is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block [that springs a snare or trap], and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

But as for us, we are proclaiming a Christ, one who has been crucified; to Jews, on the one hand, an offense, to Greeks, on the other hand, folly,
Phillips’ Modern English

but all we preach is Christ crucified – a stumbling-block to the Jews and sheer nonsense to the gentiles,
Williams’ Language of the People

we are preaching the Christ who was crucified – a message that is a trap-stick [The stick that throws the trap to catch the bird; so the cross has thrown the trap to catch the Jew.] to the Jews and nonsense to the Greeks,
1 Cor. 1:22 π 1 Cor. 1:24
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That Reference This Scripture

  1. The Corinthian Error; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer These Corinthian Charismatics wanted the riches, blessings and places of honor – Paul’s life was an embarrassment to them.

  2. Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau: Three of Satan’s Stooges - Neil Girrard The U.S. is little more than the acting out of the philosophies of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau but most Americans don’t know what these philosophers said or why that might be important to them as followers of Christ.

  3. Preach; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer Spiritual changing power is energized by the cross and blood of Jesus, and when the cross is preached, spiritual changes take place.

  4. Teachings of the Spirit - Neil Girrard It is most important that the Holy Spirit, and not some man, be our real teacher. Here’s why.

  5. Too Deeply - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Many Christian leaders today act as if exhortation is offensive and that the philosophy of offending anyone does not come from the Bible.
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