1 Corinthians 21 And I, my Brethren, when I came to you, did not preach to you the mystery of God in magnificent speech, nor in wisdom. 2 And I did not govern myself among you, as if I knew any thing, except only Jesus Messiah; and him also as crucified. 3 And in much fear and much trembling, was I with you. 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with the persuasiveness of the discourses of wisdom; but with the demonstration of the Spirit, and with power: 5 that your faith might not arise from the wisdom of men, but from the power of God. 6 Yet we do speak wisdom, among the perfect; the wisdom not of this world, nor of the potentates of this world, who will come to naught. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God, in a mystery; the wisdom which was hidden, and which God predetermined before the world was, for our glory: 8 which no one of the potentates of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written: The eye hath not seen, nor hath the ear heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man, that which God hath prepared for those who love him. 10 But God hath revealed it to us, by his Spirit; for the Spirit exploreth all things, even the profound things of God. 11 For what man is there, who knoweth that which is in a man, except it be the spirit of the man, which is in him? So also, that which is in God, no one knoweth, except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God; that we might know the free gifts, which are given to us by God. 13 Which things we also speak; not in the teaching of the words of man's wisdom, but in the teaching of the spirit; and we compare spirituals with spirituals. 14 For a man in his natural self, receiveth not spirituals; for they are foolishness to him. Neither can he know them; for they are discerned by the Spirit. 15 But he that is spiritual, judgeth of all things: and he is judged of by no one. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Messiah.
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