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1 Corinthians 2

GW 1 Brothers and sisters, when I came to you, I didn't speak about God's mystery as if it were some kind of brilliant message or wisdom. NIV 1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. GW 2 While I was with you, I decided to deal with only one subject--Jesus Christ, who was crucified. NIV 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. GW 3 When I came to you, I was weak. I was afraid and very nervous. NIV 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. GW 4 I didn't speak my message with persuasive intellectual arguments. I spoke my message with a show of spiritual power NIV 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, GW 5 so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on God's power. NIV 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. GW 6 However, we do use wisdom to speak to those who are mature. It is a wisdom that doesn't belong to this world or to the rulers of this world who are in power today and gone tomorrow. NIV 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. GW 7 We speak about the mystery of God's wisdom. It is a wisdom that has been hidden, which God had planned for our glory before the world began. NIV 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. GW 8 Not one of the rulers of this world has known it. If they had, they wouldn't have crucified the Lord of glory. NIV 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. GW 9 But as Scripture says: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." NIV 9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— GW 10 God has revealed those things to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches everything, especially the deep things of God. NIV 10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. GW 11 After all, who knows everything about a person except that person's own spirit? In the same way, no one has known everything about God except God's Spirit. NIV 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. GW 12 Now, we didn't receive the spirit that belongs to the world. Instead, we received the Spirit who comes from God so that we could know the things which God has freely given us. NIV 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. GW 13 We don't speak about these things using teachings that are based on intellectual arguments like people do. Instead, we use the Spirit's teachings. We explain spiritual things to those who have the Spirit. NIV 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. GW 14 A person who isn't spiritual doesn't accept the teachings of God's Spirit. He thinks they're nonsense. He can't understand them because a person must be spiritual to evaluate them. NIV 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. GW 15 Spiritual people evaluate everything but are subject to no one's evaluation. NIV 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, GW 16 "Who has known the mind of the Lord so that he can teach him?" However, we have the mind of Christ. NIV 16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”But we have the mind of Christ.

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