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23but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

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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 Saviour (Ga 3:1) crucified was the stone on which the Jews stumbled (Mt 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."