1 Corinthians 2
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1And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.1And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.
2For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.2For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
3I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,3And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,
4and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,4and my speech and my message were not in plausible 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.5so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
6Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;6Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.
7but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;7But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.
8the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;8None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9but just as it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."9But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—
10For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.10these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
11For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.11For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,12Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
13which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.13And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
14But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.14The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
15But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.15The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.
16For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.16“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
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