12 Now we 1have received, not the spirit of 2the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
13 which things we also speak, 3not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
14 But a 4natural man 5does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are 6foolishness to him; and he cannot * understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.
15 But he who is 7spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
16 For 8WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But 9 we have the mind of Christ.