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1 Corinthians 2 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As for me, brothers, when I arrived among you, it was not with surpassing eloquence or wisdom that I came announcing to you the previously concealed truth about God; 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 for I had decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Yeshua the Messiah, and even him only as someone who had been executed on a stake as a criminal. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
3 Also I myself was with you as somebody weak, nervous and shaking all over from fear; 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.
4 and neither the delivery nor the content of my message relied on compelling words of "wisdom" but on a demonstration of the power of the Spirit, 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,
5 so that your trust might not rest on human wisdom but on God's power. 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.
6 Yet there is a wisdom that we are speaking to those who are mature enough for it. But it is not the wisdom of this world or of this world's leaders, who are in the process of passing away. 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 On the contrary, we are communicating a secret wisdom from God which has been hidden until now but which, before history began, God had decreed would bring us 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 Not one of this world's leaders has understood it; because if they had, they would not have executed the Lord from whom this glory flows. 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, as the Tanakh says, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no one's heart has imagined all the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 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 It is to us, however, that God has revealed these things. How? Through the Spirit. For the Spirit probes all things, even the profoundest 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 For who knows the inner workings of a person except the person's own spirit inside him? So too no one knows the inner workings 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 Now we have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit of God, so that we might understand the things God has so freely given us. 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 when we avoid the manner of speaking that human wisdom would dictate and instead use a manner of speaking taught by the Spirit, by which we explain things of the Spirit to people who have the Spirit. 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 Now the natural man does not receive the things from the Spirit of God - to him they are nonsense! Moreover, he is unable to grasp them, because they are evaluated through the Spirit. 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 But the person who has the Spirit can evaluate everything, while no one is in a position to evaluate him. For who has known the mind of ADONAI? Who will counsel him? But we have the mind of the Messiah! 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16 16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.