1 Corinthians 2
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1[When] I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or wisdom [as] I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 1Κἀγὼ ἐλθὼν πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἀδελφοί ἦλθον οὐ καθ’ ὑπεροχὴν λόγου σοφίας καταγγέλλων ὑμῖν τὸ μαρτύριον τοῦ Θεοῦ
2For I decided to know nothing [while I was] with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 2οὐ γὰρ ἔκρινά τι εἰδέναι ἐν ὑμῖν εἰ μὴ Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν καὶ τοῦτον ἐσταυρωμένον
3I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. 3κἀγὼ ἐν ἀσθενείᾳ καὶ ἐν φόβῳ καὶ ἐν τρόμῳ πολλῷ ἐγενόμην πρὸς ὑμᾶς
4My message and my preaching [were] not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of [the] Spirit’s power, 4καὶ λόγος μου καὶ τὸ κήρυγμά μου οὐκ ἐν πειθοῖς σοφίας λόγοις ἀλλ’ ἐν ἀποδείξει Πνεύματος καὶ δυνάμεως
5so that your faith would not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. 5ἵνα πίστις ὑμῶν μὴ ἐν σοφίᾳ ἀνθρώπων ἀλλ’ ἐν δυνάμει Θεοῦ
6Among 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. 6Σοφίαν δὲ λαλοῦμεν ἐν τοῖς τελείοις σοφίαν δὲ οὐ τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου οὐδὲ τῶν ἀρχόντων τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου τῶν καταργουμένων
7No, we speak of [the] mysterious [and] hidden wisdom of God, which [He] destined for our glory before time [began]. 7ἀλλὰ λαλοῦμεν Θεοῦ σοφίαν ἐν μυστηρίῳ τὴν ἀποκεκρυμμένην ἣν προώρισεν Θεὸς πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων εἰς δόξαν ἡμῶν
8None of the rulers of this age understood [it]. For if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 8ἣν οὐδεὶς τῶν ἀρχόντων τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου ἔγνωκεν εἰ γὰρ ἔγνωσαν οὐκ ἂν τὸν Κύριον τῆς δόξης ἐσταύρωσαν
9Rather, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 9ἀλλὰ καθὼς γέγραπται ὀφθαλμὸς οὐκ εἶδεν καὶ οὖς οὐκ ἤκουσεν καὶ ἐπὶ καρδίαν ἀνθρώπου οὐκ ἀνέβη ὅσα ἡτοίμασεν Θεὸς τοῖς ἀγαπῶσιν αὐτόν
10But God has revealed [it] to us by the Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep [ things ] of God. 10Ἡμῖν γὰρ ἀπεκάλυψεν Θεὸς διὰ τοῦ Πνεύματος Τὸ γὰρ Πνεῦμα πάντα ἐραυνᾷ καὶ τὰ βάθη τοῦ Θεοῦ
11For who among men knows the [thoughts] of man except [his own] spirit within him? So too, no one knows the [thoughts] of God except the Spirit of God. 11τίς γὰρ οἶδεν ἀνθρώπων τὰ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου εἰ μὴ τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ ἀνθρώπου τὸ ἐν αὐτῷ οὕτως καὶ τὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ οὐδεὶς ἔγνωκεν εἰ μὴ τὸ Πνεῦμα τοῦ Θεοῦ
12We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who [is] from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 12ἡμεῖς δὲ οὐ τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ κόσμου ἐλάβομεν ἀλλὰ τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἵνα εἰδῶμεν τὰ ὑπὸ τοῦ Θεοῦ χαρισθέντα ἡμῖν
13And [this is] [what] we speak, not in words taught [us] by human wisdom, but in [words] taught by [the] Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual [words]. 13 καὶ λαλοῦμεν οὐκ ἐν διδακτοῖς ἀνθρωπίνης σοφίας λόγοις ἀλλ’ ἐν διδακτοῖς Πνεύματος πνευματικοῖς πνευματικὰ συνκρίνοντες
14[The] natural man {does} not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand [them], because {they are} spiritually discerned. 14Ψυχικὸς δὲ ἄνθρωπος οὐ δέχεται τὰ τοῦ Πνεύματος τοῦ Θεοῦ μωρία γὰρ αὐτῷ ἐστίν καὶ οὐ δύναται γνῶναι ὅτι πνευματικῶς ἀνακρίνεται
15The spiritual [man] judges all things, but he himself is not subject to anyone’s judgment. 15 δὲ πνευματικὸς ἀνακρίνει τὰ* πάντα αὐτὸς δὲ ὑπ’ οὐδενὸς ἀνακρίνεται
16“For who has known [the] mind of [the] Lord, [so as] to instruct Him?” But we have [the] mind of Christ. 16Τίς γὰρ ἔγνω νοῦν Κυρίου ὃς συμβιβάσει αὐτόν ἡμεῖς δὲ νοῦν Χριστοῦ ἔχομεν
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