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.

Berean Study Bible
so that your faith would not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.

Berean Literal Bible
so that your faith might not be 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.

New Heart English Bible
that your faith would not rest in the wisdom of men, but in 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.

New American Standard 1977
that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Paul's Message by the Spirit's Power
4My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5so that your faith would not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. 6Among the mature, however, we speak a message of wisdom—but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:7
Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us.

2 Corinthians 6:7
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with the 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 perfected in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Treasury of Scripture

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