1 Corinthians 2:1
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English Standard Version
And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.

King James Bible
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

American Standard Version
And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in loftiness of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of Christ.

English Revised Version
And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the mystery of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellence of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.

Weymouth New Testament
And as for myself, brethren, when I came to you, it was not with surpassing power of eloquence or earthly wisdom that I came, announcing to you that which God had commanded me to bear witness to.

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Vincent's Word Studies

With excellency (καθ ὑπεροχὴν)

Lit., according to elevation or superiority. The noun occurs only here and 1 Timothy 2:2, where it is rendered authority. The phrase expresses the mode of his preaching. For similar adverbial phrases, see καθ ὑπερβολήν exceedingly or according to excess, Romans 8:13; κατὰ κράτος mightily or according to might, Acts 19:20. Construe with declaring.

Declaring (καταγγέλλων)

Rev., proclaiming. See on 1 John 1:5; see on Acts 17:23. Authoritative proclamation is implied. The word is found only in the Acts and in Paul.

Testimony (μαρτύριον)

Some of the best texts read μυστήριον mystery. So Rev. See on Romans 11:25.

1 Corinthians 2:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when.

Acts 18:1-4 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth...

with.

1 Corinthians 2:4,13 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power...

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words...

Exodus 4:10 And Moses said to the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken to your servant...

Jeremiah 1:6,7 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child...

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

2 Corinthians 11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.

the testimony.

1 Corinthians 1:6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 22:18 And saw him saying to me, Make haste, and get you quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive your testimony concerning me.

2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints...

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

2 Timothy 1:8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner...

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

1 John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son...

Revelation 1:2,9 Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw...

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant...

Cross References
Romans 16:25
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages

1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 Corinthians 2:4
and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

1 Corinthians 2:7
But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

1 Corinthians 2:13
And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

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