1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.a
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    • e 2:1 - Some manuscripts "proclaimed to you God’s mystery"
      2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
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      3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.
      4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,
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      5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
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      God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit

      6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
      7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
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      8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
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      9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”b — the things God has prepared for those who love him—
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      10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
      11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
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