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1 When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of 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 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.
4 My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power, 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 faith might not be based on men's wisdom but on God's power. 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.
6 However, among the mature we do speak a wisdom, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming 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 On the contrary, we speak God's hidden wisdom in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages 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 None of the rulers of this age knew it, for if they had known it, they would not 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 as it is written: What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, and what has never come into a man's heart, is what 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 Now God has revealed them to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things 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 among men knows the concerns of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the concerns of God except the Spirit of God. 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 who is from God, in order to know what has been freely 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 We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining 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 the natural man does not welcome what comes from God's Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to know it since it is evaluated spiritually. 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 The spiritual person, however, can evaluate everything, yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone. 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16 For: who has known the Lord's mind, that he may instruct 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.