1 Corinthians 2
Paul’s Reliance upon the Spirit1 And when I came to you, brethren, I a did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you b the ▼
▼ One early ms reads mysterytestimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except d Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in e weakness and in f fear and in much trembling, 4 and my ▼
▼ Lit wordmessage and my preaching were h not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of i the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not ▼
▼ Lit berest on the wisdom of men, but on k the power of God. 6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are l mature; a wisdom, however, not of m this age nor of the rulers of n this age, who are o passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a p mystery, the hidden wisdom which God q predestined before the r ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom s which none of the rulers of t this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified u the Lord of glory; 9 but just as it is written, v “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
▼ One early ms reads But, x For to us God revealed them y through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the z depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the aa spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we ab have received, not the spirit of ac the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak ad not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit ▼
▼ Or interpreting spiritual things for spiritual mencombining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. 14 But ▼
▼ Or an unspirituala ag natural man ah does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are ai foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually ▼
▼ Or examinedappraised. 15 But he who is ak spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. 16 For al who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But am we have the mind of Christ.
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