Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1But when I came to you, my brethren, I did not proclaim to you by magnificent speech, neither by scholarship, The Gospel of the mystery of God. 2Neither did I judge myself as knowing anything among you, except Yeshua The Messiah, even him as he was crucified. 3And I was with you in much fear and in trembling. 4And my message and my preaching were not in the persuasiveness of the words of philosophy*, but in the demonstration of The Spirit and power, 5That your faith would not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6But we speak wisdom with the perfect; wisdom, not of this world, neither of the authorities of this world, who are brought to nothing. 7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, that which was kept secret and God had consecrated before the world for our glory. 8That which none of the Rulers of this world knew, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified The Lord of Glory.
9But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, and upon the heart of man has not come up that which God has prepared for those who love him."
10But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit, for The Spirit searches into everything, even the depths of God. 11And who is the man who knows what is in a man except only the spirit of the man that is in him? So also a man does not know what is in God; only The Spirit of God knows. 12But we have not received The Spirit of the world, but The Spirit that is from God, that we may know the gift that has been given to us from God. 13But those things we speak are not in the teaching of the words of the wisdom of men, but in the teaching of The Spirit, and we compare spiritual things to the spiritual.
14For a selfish* man does not receive spiritual things, for they are madness to him, and he is not able to know, for they are known by The Spirit. * 15But a spiritual man judges everything and he is not judged by any man. 16For who has known the mind of THE LORD JEHOVAH that he may teach him? But we do have the mind of The Messiah.