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1 Corinthians 2

GNT 1 When I came to you, my friends, to preach God's secret truth, I did not use big words and great learning. 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. GNT 2 For while I was with you, I made up my mind to forget everything except Jesus Christ and especially his death on the cross. NIV 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. GNT 3 So when I came to you, I was weak and trembled all over with fear, NIV 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. GNT 4 and my teaching and message were not delivered with skillful words of human wisdom, but with convincing proof of the power of God's Spirit. NIV 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, GNT 5 Your faith, then, does not rest 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. GNT 6 Yet I do proclaim a message of wisdom to those who are spiritually mature. But it is not the wisdom that belongs to this world or to the powers that rule this world - powers that are losing their power. 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. GNT 7 The wisdom I proclaim is God's secret wisdom, which is hidden from human beings, but which he had already chosen for our glory even before the world was made. NIV 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. GNT 8 None of the rulers of this world knew this wisdom. If they had known it, they would not 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. GNT 9 However, as the scripture says, "What no one ever saw or heard, what no one ever thought could happen, is the very thing God 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— GNT 10 But it was to us that God made known his secret by means of his Spirit. The Spirit searches everything, even the hidden depths of God's purposes. 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. GNT 11 It is only our own spirit within us that knows all about us; in the same way, only God's Spirit knows all about God. 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. GNT 12 We have not received this world's spirit; instead, we have received the Spirit sent by God, so that we may know all that God has 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. GNT 13 So then, we do not speak in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual truths 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. GNT 14 Whoever does not have the Spirit cannot receive the gifts that come from God's Spirit. Such a person really does not understand them, and they seem to be nonsense, because their value can be judged only on a spiritual basis. 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. GNT 15 Whoever has the Spirit, however, is able to judge the value of everything, but no one is able to judge him. NIV 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, GNT 16 As the scripture says, "Who knows the mind of the Lord? Who is able to give him advice?" We, however, 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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