Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

1 Corinthians 1:14

    1 Corinthians 1:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I thank God that I baptized none of you, save Crispus and Gaius;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I give praise to God that not one of you had baptism from me, but Crispus and Gaius;

    Webster's Revision

    I thank God that I baptized none of you, save Crispus and Gaius;

    World English Bible

    I thank God that I baptized none of you, except Crispus and Gaius,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I thank God that I baptized none of you, save Crispus and Gaius;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:14

    I thank God that I baptized none of you - None of those who now live in Corinth, except Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, Acts 18:8. And Gaius, the same person probably with whom Paul lodged, Romans 16:23 (note). Dr. Lightfoot observes: "If this be Gaius, or Caius, to whom the third epistle of John was written, which is very probable when the first verse of that epistle (3 John 1:1) is compared with Romans 16:23, then it will appear probable that John wrote his first epistle to the Corinthians. I wrote, says he, unto the Church - What Church? Certainly it must have been some particular Church which the apostle has in view, and the Church where Gaius himself resided. And if this be true, we may look for Diotrephes (3 John 1:9) in the Corinthian Church; and the author of the schism of which the apostle complains. See the Introduction, Section 8.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:14

    I thank God ... - Why Paul did not himself baptize, see in 1 Corinthians 1:17. To him it was now a subject of grateful reflection that he had not done it. He had not given any occasion for the suspicion that he had intended to set himself up as a leader of a sect or party.

    But Crispus - Crispus had been the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth; Acts 18:8.

    And Gaius - Gaius resided at Corinth, and at his house Paul resided when he wrote the Epistle to the Romans; Romans 16:23. It is also possible that the Third Epistle of John was directed to this man; see 3 John 1:1. And if so, then probably Diotrephes 3 John 1:9, who is mentioned as one who loved "to have the pre-eminence," had been one cause of the difficulties at Corinth. The other persons at Corinth had been probably baptized by Silas and Timothy.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:14

    1:14 I thank God - (A pious phrase for the common one, I rejoice,) that, in the course of his providence, I baptized none of you, but Crispus, once the ruler of the synagogue, and Caius.