1 Corinthians 2:4-9 NIV

4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words,1 but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,2

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5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.3

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Wisdom From the Spirit

6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature,4 but not the wisdom of this age5 or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.6

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7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom7 that has been hidden8 and that God destined for our glory before time began.

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      8 None of the rulers of this age9 understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.10

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      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"a11--

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        • b 2:9 - Isaiah 64:4