1 Cor. 1:23 KJV (With Strong’s)

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But
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
we
hemeis (Greek #2249)
we (only used when emphatic)
KJV usage: us, we (ourselves).
Pronounce: hay-mice'
Origin: nominative plural of 1473
preach
kerusso (Greek #2784)
to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel)
KJV usage: preacher(-er), proclaim, publish.
Pronounce: kay-roos'-so
Origin: of uncertain affinity
Christ
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
crucified
stauroo (Greek #4717)
to impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness
KJV usage: crucify.
Pronounce: stow-ro'-o
Origin: from 4716
, unto the Jews
Ioudaios (Greek #2453)
Judaean, i.e. belonging to Jehudah
KJV usage: Jew(-ess), of Judaea.
Pronounce: ee-oo-dah'-yos
Origin: from 2448 (in the sense of 2455 as a country)
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men (Greek #3303)
properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with 1161 (this one, the former, etc.)
KJV usage: even, indeed, so, some, truly, verily. Often compounded with other particles in an intensive or asseverative sense.
Pronounce: men
Origin: a primary particle
a stumblingblock
skandalon (Greek #4625)
" probably from a derivative of 2578; a trap-stick (bent sapling), i.e. snare (figuratively, cause of displeasure or sin)
KJV usage: occasion to fall (of stumbling), offence, thing that offends, stumblingblock.
Pronounce: skan'-dal-on
Origin: ("scandal
d, and
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
unto the Greeks
Hellen (Greek #1672)
a Hellen (Grecian) or inhabitant of Hellas; by extension a Greek-speaking person, especially a non-Jew
KJV usage: Gentile, Greek.
Pronounce: hel'-lane
Origin: from 1671
foolishness
moria (Greek #3472)
silliness, i.e. absurdity
KJV usage: foolishness.
Pronounce: mo-ree'-ah
Origin: from 3474
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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1 Cor. 1:18• 18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (1 Cor. 1:18)
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1 Cor. 2:2• 2For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. (1 Cor. 2:2)
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Luke 24:46‑47• 46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:46‑47)
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Acts 7:32‑35• 32Saying, 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.
33Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.
34I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.
35This 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 7:32‑35)
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Acts 10:39‑43• 39And 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:
40Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;
41Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
42And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
43To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
(Acts 10:39‑43)
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2 Cor. 4:5• 5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. (2 Cor. 4:5)
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Gal. 3:1• 1O 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? (Gal. 3:1)
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Gal. 6:14• 14But 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. (Gal. 6:14)
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Eph. 3:8• 8Unto 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; (Eph. 3:8)
unto the Jews.
Isa. 8:14‑15• 14And 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.
15And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
(Isa. 8:14‑15)
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Matt. 11:6• 6And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. (Matt. 11:6)
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Matt. 13:57• 57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house. (Matt. 13:57)
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Luke 2:34• 34And 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; (Luke 2:34)
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John 6:53‑66• 53Then 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.
54Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
55For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
59These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
(John 6:53‑66)
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Rom. 9:32‑33• 32Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
33As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
(Rom. 9:32‑33)
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Gal. 5:11• 11And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased. (Gal. 5:11)
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1 Peter 2:8• 8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (1 Peter 2:8)
foolishness.
 It is more to say "crucified" than dead; for though both declare the end of man in the flesh, there is the extreme of shame and weakness in the cross beyond all else. (Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:21-25 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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but *we* preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offencef, and to nations foolishness;

JND Translation Notes

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Lit. "fall-trap," as Matt. 13.57.

W. Kelly Translation

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abut we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling-block, and to Gentiles foolishness,

WK Translation Notes

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Gentiles: The Text. Rec. follows what I cannot but regard as the meddling of C3Dc and most cursives to agree with the words before and after; but the best authorities give here ἕθνεσιν, Gentiles, not Ἐλλησιν, Greeks. (Notes on 1 Cor, p.26-7)