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1 Corinthians 2 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in loftiness of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of Christ. 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 judged not myself to know anything among you, but 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 and in fear and in much trembling. 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom. but in shewing 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 That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought. 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 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, which God ordained before the world, unto 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 Which none of the princes of this world knew. For if they had known 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, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard: neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that 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 But to us God hath revealed them by his Spirit. For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, 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 what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God, no man knoweth, but 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 received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God: that we may know the things that are given us from 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 Which things also we speak: not in the learned words of human wisdom, but in the doctrine of the Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 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 sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined. 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 spiritual man judgeth all things: and he himself is judged of no man. 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, 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.