1 Corinthians 21 And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of ▼ speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the ▼ testimony of God. ▼
▼ 1) Or word 2) Many ancient authorities read mystery2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my ▼ speech and my ▼ preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: ▼
▼ 1) Or word 2) Gr thing preached5 that your faith should not ▼ stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. ▼
▼ 1) Gr be6 We speak wisdom, however, among them that are fullgrown: yet a wisdom not of this ▼ world, nor of the rulers of this ▼ world, who are coming to nought: ▼
▼ 1) Or age ; and so in verses 7, 8; but not in verse 127 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, even the wisdom that hath been hidden, which God foreordained before the ▼ worlds unto our glory: ▼
▼ 1) Or age8 which none of the rulers of this ▼ world hath known: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory: ▼
▼ 1) Or age9 but as it is written, ▼ Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And which entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him. ▼
▼ 1) Isa 64:4; 65:1710 ▼ But unto us God revealed ▼ them through the Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. ▼
▼ 1) Some ancient authorities read For 2) Or, it11 For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God. 12 But we received, not the spirit of the ▼ world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God. ▼
▼ 1) See verse 613 Which things also we speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Spirit teacheth; ▼ combining spiritual things with spiritual words . ▼
▼ 1) Or interpreting spiritual things to spiritual men14 Now the ▼ natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually ▼ judged. ▼
▼ 1) Or unspiritual ; Gr psychical 2) Or examined15 But he that is spiritual ▼ judgeth all things, and he himself is ▼ judged of no man. ▼
▼ 1) Or examineth 2) Or examined16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
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