1 Corinthians 2
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1And I, having come to you, brothers, came—not in superiority of discourse or wisdom—declaring to you the testimony of God, 2for I decided not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified; 3and I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, was with you; 4and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power— 5that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

6And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age—of those becoming useless, 7but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory, 8which no one of the rulers of this age knew, for if they had known, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory;

9but according as it has been written: “What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and on the heart of man did not come up, what God prepared for those loving Him”;

10but God revealed [them] to us through His Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God, 11for who of men has known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that [is] in him? So also the things of God no one has known, except the Spirit of God. 12And we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that [is] of God, that we may know the things conferred by God on us, 13which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Holy Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things,

14and the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to know [them], because they are discerned spiritually; 15and he who is spiritual, indeed discerns all things, and he himself is discerned by no one; 16for who knew the mind of the LORD that he will instruct Him? And we have the mind of Christ.


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