1 Corinthians 2:6
Good News Translation
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.

Contemporary English Version
We do use wisdom when speaking to people who are mature in their faith. But it isn't the wisdom of this world or of its rulers, who will soon disappear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought.

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Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought.

them.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.

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Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, and that man was simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil.

Psalm 37:37 Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man.

Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 19:21 Jesus saith to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

2 Corinthians 13:11 For the rest, brethren, rejoice, be perfect, take exhortation, be of one mind, have peace. And the God of grace and of love shall be with you.

Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors: . . .

Philippians 3:12-15 Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect: but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus. . . .

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and full in all the will of God.

Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat is for the perfect: for them who by custom have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil.

James 3:2 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you and confirm you and establish you.

not.

1 Corinthians 2:1,13 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in loftiness of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of Christ. . . .

1 Corinthians 1:18,19 For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness: but to them that are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. . . .

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief:

James 3:15 For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish.

of the.

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew. For if they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.

Job 12:19,21 He leadeth away priests without glory, and overthroweth nobles. . . .

Psalm 2:1-6 Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things? . . .

Isaiah 19:11-13 The princes of Tanis are become fools, the wise counsellors of Pharao have given foolish counsel: how will you say to Pharao: I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? . . .

Isaiah 40:23 He that bringeth the searchers of secrets to nothing, that hath made the judges of the earth as vanity.

Acts 4:25-28 Who, by the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of our father David, thy servant, hast said: Why did the Gentiles rage: and the people meditate vain things? . . .

come.

1 Corinthians 1:28 And the base things of the world and the things that are contemptible, hath God chosen: and things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are:

Psalm 33:10 The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes.

Context
Spiritual Wisdom
5That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. 6Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought. 7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory:…
Cross References
Psalm 146:4
His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in that day all their thoughts shall perish.

Matthew 13:22
And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless.

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 1:28
And the base things of the world and the things that are contemptible, hath God chosen: and things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are:

1 Corinthians 2:8
Which none of the princes of this world knew. For if they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 3:1
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal. As unto little ones in Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:8
To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom: and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:

2 Corinthians 4:3
And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost,

Ephesians 4:13
Until we all meet into the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ:

Philippians 3:15
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, this also God will reveal to you,

Colossians 1:28
Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 5:14
But strong meat is for the perfect: for them who by custom have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil.

Hebrews 6:1
Wherefore, leaving the word of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to things more perfect: not laying again the foundation of penance from dead works and of faith towards God,

James 3:15
For this is not wisdom, descending from above: but earthly, sensual, devilish.

Additional Translations
Among the mature, however, we speak a message of wisdom—but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

But we speak wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to naught.

However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing:

We speak wisdom, however, among them that are fullgrown: yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nought:

But we speak wisdom among the perfect; but wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who come to nought.

Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, which are coming to nought:

However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught:

Yet when we are among mature believers we do speak words of wisdom; a wisdom not belonging, however, to the present age nor to the leaders of the present age who are soon to pass away.

We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing.

And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless,
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