1 Corinthians 2:5
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New International Version
so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God's power.

New Living Translation
I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.

English Standard Version
so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

New American Standard Bible
so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

King James Bible
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that your faith might not be based on men's wisdom but on God's power.

International Standard Version
so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on God's power.

NET Bible
so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That your faith would not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on God's power.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that your faith should not be founded in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

King James 2000 Bible
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

American King James Version
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

American Standard Version
that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

Darby Bible Translation
that your faith might not stand in men's wisdom, but in God's power.

English Revised Version
that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Weymouth New Testament
so that your trust might rest not on the wisdom of man but on the power of God.

World English Bible
that your faith wouldn't stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Young's Literal Translation
that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-5 Christ, in his person, and offices, and sufferings, is the sum and substance of the gospel, and ought to be the great subject of a gospel minister's preaching, but not so as to leave out other parts of God's revealed truth and will. Paul preached the whole counsel of God. Few know the fear and trembling of faithful ministers, from a deep sense of their own weakness They know how insufficient they are, and are fearful for themselves. When nothing but Christ crucified is plainly preached, the success must be entirely from Divine power accompanying the word, and thus men are brought to believe, to the salvation of their souls.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - In the power of God. So in 2 Corinthians 4:7 he says that the treasure they carried was "in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

That your faith should not stand,.... "Or be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God". The Spirit of God directed him, and he under his influence chose, and by his assistance pursued this way of preaching, with this view, and for this reason, that faith in Christ, and in the doctrines of his Gospel, which comes by hearing, might not be attributed to the force of human eloquence and oratory; or stand upon so sandy a foundation, as that which might, if that was the case, be puffed away by a superior flow and force of words; but that it might be ascribed, as it ought to be, to almighty power, stand in it, be supported by it, and at last be finished and fulfilled with it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. stand in … wisdom of men—rest on it, owe its origin and continuance to it.

1 Corinthians 2:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Message, the Spirit's Power
4and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

2 Corinthians 6:7
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
Treasury of Scripture

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

stand. Gr. be. but.

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not …

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city …

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency …

2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness …

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