1 Corinthians 2 DBY

1 And *I*, when I came to you, brethren, came not in excellency of word, or wisdom, announcing to you the testimony of God.
2 For I did not judge [it well] to know a anything among you save Jesus Christ, and *him* crucified.

References for 1 Corinthians 2:2

    • r 2:2 - Oida, vers. 2,11 (1st), 12; ginosko, vers. 8,11 (2nd), 14,16.
      3 And *I* was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling;
      4 and my word and my preaching, not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of [the] Spirit and of power;
      5 that your faith might not stand b in men's wisdom, but in God's power.

      References for 1 Corinthians 2:5

        • s 2:5 - Lit. 'be.'
          6 But we speak wisdom among the perfect; but wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, c who come to nought.

          References for 1 Corinthians 2:6

            • t 2:6 - Aion: see ch. 1.20, Note c. In ver. 6 'world' has a moral signification: see Eph. 2.2.
              7 But we speak God's wisdom in [a] mystery, that hidden [wisdom] which God had predetermined before the ages for our glory:
              8 which none of the princes of this age d knew, (for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;)

              References for 1 Corinthians 2:8

                • u 2:8 - Or 'worlds' (ver. 7), 'world' (ver. 8). I add this in note to keep up the connection with 'world' in ver. 6.
                  9 but according as it is written, e Things which eye has not seen, and ear not heard, and which have not come into man's heart, which God has prepared for them that love him,

                  References for 1 Corinthians 2:9

                    • v 2:9 - See Isa. 64.4.
                      10 but God has revealed to us by [his] f Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.

                      References for 1 Corinthians 2:10

                        • w 2:10 - Or 'the Spirit.'
                          11 For who of men hath known the things of a man g except the spirit of the man which is in him? thus also the things of God knows no one except the Spirit of God.

                          References for 1 Corinthians 2:11

                            • x 2:11 - 'Man' here has the article, but the sense is this: what is in man's mind is not known of any but the spirit of the man himself, who has the thoughts; much more is it so with God.
                              12 But *we* have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit h which [is] of God, that we may know the things which have been freely given to us of God:

                              References for 1 Corinthians 2:12

                                • y 2:12 - Note here again the difficulty, arising from 'spirit' used for cause and state, as to putting a large S to signify the person of the Holy Spirit.
                                  13 which also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, i but in those taught by the Spirit, communicating j spiritual [things] by spiritual [means].

                                  References for 1 Corinthians 2:13

                                    • z 2:13 - It may perhaps be translated, 'taught words of human wisdom.'
                                    • { 2:13 - Or 'expounding:' it means literally 'mixing or putting together;' as interpreting or expounding, it is common in the LXX: Gen. 40.8; 41.12,15; 'determined,' Num. 15.34.
                                      14 But [the] natural k man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him; and he cannot know [them] because they are spiritually discerned;

                                      References for 1 Corinthians 2:14

                                        • | 2:14 - Psuchikos: the man animated merely by his created soul, without the teaching and power of the Holy Spirit.
                                          15 but the spiritual discerns all things, and *he* is discerned of no one.
                                          16 For who has known the mind of [the] Lord, who shall instruct him? l But *we* have the mind m of Christ.

                                          References for 1 Corinthians 2:16

                                            • } 2:16 - See Isa. 40.13-14.
                                            • ~ 2:16 - Nous, 'the intelligent faculty;' see Note, ch. 1.5.