1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And I, when I came to you, brothers,did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty 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 decided 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 and in fear and much trembling, 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.
4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in 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 that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.