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1 Corinthians 1:18 LEB

Christ Crucified, the Power and Wisdom of God

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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      • a 1:2 - Some manuscripts have "to the church of God that is in Corinth, sanctified in Christ Jesus"
      • b 1:2 - *Here "Lord" must be supplied to indicate the referent; otherwise this could be understood as "their place and ours"
      • c 1:5 - *Or "because"; the conjunction either (1) introduces a content clause ("that") giving the content of Paul's thanks, or (2) introduces a causal clause ("because") giving the reason for Paul's thanks
      • d 1:7 - *Here "[as]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("eagerly await") which is understood as temporal
      • e 1:11 - Literally "those of Chloe"
      • f 1:13 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here
      • g 1:14 - Some manuscripts have "I give thanks to God"
      • h 1:17 - Literally "wisdom of word"
      • i 1:25 - Literally "man"
      • j 1:25 - Literally "man"
      • k 1:26 - Literally "according to flesh"
      • l 1:31 - A quotation from Jer 9:24