1 Corinthians 2 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in the highness of word, either of wisdom [or of wisdom], telling to you the witnessing 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 deemed not [in] me to know any thing among you, but Christ Jesus, and him crucified. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
3 And I in frailty, and dread, and in much trembling, was among you; [And I in sickness, and dread, and much trembling, was with you;] 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.
4 and my word and my preaching was not in subtly stirring words of man's wisdom, but in showing of Spirit and of virtue; 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 be not in the wisdom of men, but in the virtue of God. 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.
6 For we speak wisdom among perfect men, but not wisdom of this world, neither of princes of this world, that be destroyed; 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 mystery, which wisdom is hid; which wisdom God before-ordained before worlds into our glory [the which God before-ordained before worlds into 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, they should 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 saw not, nor ear heard, neither it ascended into the heart of man, what things God arrayed to them that love him [what things God made ready before to 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 God showed to us by his Spirit. For why 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 And who of men knoweth, what things be of man, but the spirit of man that is in him? So [and] what things be 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 And we have not received the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God, that we know what things be given to us of 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 we speak also, not in wise words of man's wisdom, but in the doctrine of the Spirit, and make a likeness of spiritual things to ghostly men. [The which things we speak, not in taught words of man's wisdom, but in doctrine of the Spirit, comparisoning spiritual things to ghostly men.] 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 For a beastly man perceiveth not those things that be of the Spirit of God; for it is folly to him, and he may not understand, for it is examined ghostly [for it is examined, or assayed, ghostly]. 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 a spiritual man deemeth all things, and he is deemed of no man. 15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16 As it is written, And who knew the wit of the Lord, or who taught him? And we have the wit of Christ. 16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.