1 Corinthians 2 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I didn't come preaching God's secrets to you like I was an expert in speech or wisdom. 1 When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.
2 I had made up my mind not to think about anything while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and to preach him as crucified. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
3 I stood in front of you with weakness, fear, and a lot of shaking. 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.
4 My message and my preaching weren't presented with convincing wise words but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,
5 I did this so that your faith might not depend on the wisdom of people but on the power of God. 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.
6 What we say is wisdom to people who are mature. It isn't a wisdom that comes from the present day or from today's leaders who are being reduced to nothing. 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 We talk about God's wisdom, which has been hidden as a secret. God determined this wisdom in advance, before time began, for our glory. 7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
8 It is a wisdom that none of the present-day rulers have understood, because if they did understand it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory! 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But this is precisely what is written: God has prepared things for those who love him that no eye has seen, or ear has heard, or that haven't crossed the mind of any human being. 9 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--
10 God has revealed these things to us through the Spirit. The Spirit searches everything, including the depths of God. 10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
11 Who knows a person's depths except their own spirit that lives in them? In the same way, no one has known the depths of God except God's Spirit. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12 We haven't received the world's spirit but God's Spirit so that we can know the things given to us by God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.
13 These are the things we are talking about—not with words taught by human wisdom but with words taught by the Spirit—we are interpreting spiritual things to spiritual people. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
14 But people who are unspiritual don't accept the things from God's Spirit. They are foolishness to them and can't be understood, because they can only be comprehended in a spiritual way. 14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 Spiritual people comprehend everything, but they themselves aren't understood by anyone. 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16 Who has known the mind of the Lord, who will advise him? But we have the mind of Christ. 16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.