1 Corinthians 2:6
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English Standard Version
Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.

King James Bible
Howbeit 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 nought:

American Standard Version
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:

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;

English Revised Version
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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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:

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Wisdom

Emphatic. Lest his depreciation of worldly wisdom should expose him and his companions to the charge of not preaching wisdom at all, he shows that they do preach wisdom, though not of a worldly kind, among matured Christians.

Them that are perfect (τοῖς τελείοις)

American Rev., them that are full-grown. Paul's term for matured Christians. See Ephesians 4:13, where a perfect (τέλειον) man is contrasted with children (νήπιοι, Ephesians 4:14). So 1 Corinthians 14:20 : "In malice children, in understanding men (lit., perfect);" Philippians 3:15. "This wisdom is the Christian analogue to philosophy in the ordinary sense of the word" (Meyer), and the perfect to whom he delivered it would recognize it as such.

That come to nought (καταργουμένων)

The A.V. states a general proposition, but the Greek present participle a fact in process of accomplishment: which are coming to nought. So Rev.

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them.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

*Gr:

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God...

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven...

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace...

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

Philippians 3:12-15 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after...

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age...

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

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

not.

1 Corinthians 2:1,13 And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God...

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

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

James 3:15 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

of the.

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Job 12:19,21 He leads princes away spoiled, and overthrows the mighty...

Psalm 2:1-6 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...

Isaiah 19:11-13 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say you to Pharaoh...

Isaiah 40:23 That brings the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the earth as vanity.

Acts 4:25-28 Who by the mouth of your servant David have said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things...

come. See on

1 Corinthians 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not...

Psalm 33:10 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect.

Cross References
Psalm 146:4
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

Matthew 13:22
As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1 Corinthians 1:28
God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

1 Corinthians 2:8
None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 3:1
But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:8
For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

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