4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,

References for 1 Corinthians 2:4

5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

References for 1 Corinthians 2:5

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.

References for 1 Corinthians 2:7

8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

References for 1 Corinthians 2:8

9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”a — the things God has prepared for those who love him—

References for 1 Corinthians 2:9

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.

References for 1 Corinthians 2:11

12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

References for 1 Corinthians 2:12

13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.b

References for 1 Corinthians 2:13

    • g 2:13 - Or "Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual"
      14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

      References for 1 Corinthians 2:14