GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
I didn't speak my message with persuasive intellectual arguments. I spoke my message with a show of spiritual power
King James Bible
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
Darby Bible Translation
and my word and my preaching, not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power;
World English Bible
My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
Young's Literal Translation
and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power --
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LibraryThe Apostle's Theme
'I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.'--1 COR. ii. 2. Many of you are aware that to-day I close forty years of ministry in this city--I cannot say to this congregation, for there are very, very few that can go back with me in memory to the beginning of these years. You will bear me witness that I seldom intrude personal references into the pulpit, but perhaps it would be affectation not to do so now. Looking back over these long years, many thoughts …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
1 Corinthians ii. 12
"Seek First the Kingdom of God," &C.
"That which we have Seen and Heard, Declare we unto You, that Ye Also May have Fellowship with Us,"
May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
by the power of miraculous and amazing signs, and by the power of God's Spirit, I have finished spreading the Good News about Christ from Jerusalem to Illyricum.
1 Corinthians 1:17
Christ didn't send me to baptize. Instead, he sent me to spread the Good News. I didn't use intellectual arguments. That would have made the cross of Christ lose its meaning.
1 Corinthians 2:1
Brothers and sisters, when I came to you, I didn't speak about God's mystery as if it were some kind of brilliant message or wisdom.
1 Corinthians 2:13
We don't speak about these things using teachings that are based on intellectual arguments like people do. Instead, we use the Spirit's teachings. We explain spiritual things to those who have the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 4:20
God's kingdom is not just talk, it is power.
2 Corinthians 6:6
[People can see] our purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit's presence [in our lives], our sincere love,
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