Yet among 1the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not 2a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, 3who are doomed to pass away.
But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, 4which God decreed before the ages for our glory.
None of 5the rulers of this age understood this, for 6if they had, they would not have crucified 7the Lord of glory.
But, as it is written, 8"What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has 9prepared 10for those who love him"--
these things 11God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even 12the depths of God.
For who knows a person's thoughts 13except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Now 14we have received not 15the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
And we impart this 16in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, 17interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.a14
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are 18folly to him, and 19he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
The 20spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.
1621"For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But 22we have the mind of Christ.