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

American Standard Version
And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And my speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in shewing of the Spirit and power;

English Revised Version
And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

Webster's Bible Translation
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit, and of power:

Weymouth New Testament
And my language and the Message that I proclaimed were not adorned with persuasive words of earthly wisdom, but depended upon truths which the Spirit taught and mightily carried home;

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Vincent's Word Studies

In demonstration (ἐν ἀποδείξει)

Only here in the New Testament. Lit., a showing forth.

1 Corinthians 2:4 Parallel Commentaries

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my speech.

Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God.

not.

1 Corinthians 2:1,13 And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God...

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

Judges 14:15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said to Samson's wife, Entice your husband, that he may declare to us the riddle...

Judges 16:5 And the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lies...

2 Samuel 14:17-20 Then your handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God...

2 Samuel 15:2-6 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so...

1 Kings 22:13,14 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, Behold now...

2 Chronicles 18:19-21 And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead...

Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

Ezekiel 13:6,10,11 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD said: and the LORD has not sent them...

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

Colossians 2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ...

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

enticing. or, persuasible.

Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, Almost you persuade me to be a Christian.

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

but.

1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

John 16:8-15 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment...

Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum...

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance...

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

Cross References
Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God--so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

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

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.

1 Corinthians 4:20
For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.

2 Corinthians 6:6
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

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