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1 Corinthians 1:22
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;
Seeing that Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom:
For Jews demand signs (attesting miracles), and Greeks pursue [worldly] wisdom and philosophy,
For while Jews [demandingly] ask for signs and miracles and Greeks pursue philosophy and wisdom,
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
Jews ask for signs, and Greeks look for wisdom,
Precisely because Jews ask for signs and Greeks try to find wisdom,
Jews ask for miracles, and Greeks want something that sounds wise.
Since Jews indeed ask for signs, and Greeks seek wisdom;
Because indeed Jews are asking-for signs and Greeks are seeking wisdom,
For both the Jews require signs, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
The Jews ask for miraculous signs, and the Greeks want wisdom.
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
[L For; Since] The Jews ·ask for [demand] ·miracles [L signs], and the Greeks ·want [seek; look for] wisdom.
Seeing also that the Jews require a sign, and the Grecians seek after wisdom.
Jews ask for miraculous signs, and Greeks look for wisdom,
Jews want miracles for proof, and Greeks look for wisdom.
For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks seek wisdom,
The Jews ask for miracles as proofs. The Greeks want wisdom.
Jews ask for signs, and Greeks look for wisdom,
For consider, what have the philosopher, the writer and the critic of this world to show for all their wisdom? Has not God made the wisdom of this world look foolish? for it was after the world in its wisdom failed to know God, that he in his wisdom chose to save all who would believe by the “simple-mindedness” of the Gospel message. For the Jews ask for miraculous proofs and the Greeks an intellectual panacea, but all we preach is Christ crucified—a stumbling block to the Jews and sheer nonsense to the Gentiles, but for those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. And this is really only natural, for God’s foolishness” is wiser than men, and his “weakness” is stronger than men.
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom,
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
For indeed, Jews ask for sign miracles and Greeks seek wisdom,
It seems foolish to the Jews because they want a sign from heaven as proof that what is preached is true; and it is foolish to the Gentiles because they believe only what agrees with their philosophy and seems wise to them.
While Jews clamor for miraculous demonstrations and Greeks go in for philosophical wisdom, we go right on proclaiming Christ, the Crucified. Jews treat this like an anti-miracle—and Greeks pass it off as absurd. But to us who are personally called by God himself—both Jews and Greeks—Christ is God’s ultimate miracle and wisdom all wrapped up in one. Human wisdom is so tinny, so impotent, next to the seeming absurdity of God. Human strength can’t begin to compete with God’s “weakness.”
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom.
For · Jews demand signs and Greeks are looking for wisdom,
Jews ask for miraculous signs, and Greeks look for wisdom,
For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom,
For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom;
The Jews ask for miracles, and the Greeks want wisdom.
For Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks ask for wisdom,
Jews require signs. Greeks look for wisdom.
Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom,
Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom,
For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom;
The Jews are looking for something special to see. The Greek people are looking for the answer in wisdom.
It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom.
For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,
For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,
For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,
For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom,
Yehudim ask for otot (signs Ex 7:3) and Yevanim (Greeks) seek chochmah,
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
For Jewish people ask for signs and Greek people seek after wisdom,
It seems the Jews are always asking for signs and the Greeks are always on the prowl for wisdom.
For Jews ask for signs, Greeks seek after wisdom,
The Jews say, `We must see a sign.' Those who are not Jews say, `We want something we can understand.'
For Jews seek signs, and Greeks seek wisdom;
Since also Jews ask a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom,
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