1Corinthians - Chapter 2 | American Standard Version

  • 1. And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
  • 2. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
  • 3. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
  • 4. And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
  • 5. that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
  • 6. 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:
  • 7. but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, {cf15i even} the {cf15i wisdom} that hath been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds unto our glory:
  • 8. which none of the rulers of this world hath known: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory:
  • 9. but as it is written, Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And {cf15i which} entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him.
  • 10. But unto us God revealed {cf15i them} through the Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
  • 11. For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God.
  • 12. But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.
  • 13. Which things also we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Spirit teacheth; combining spiritual things with spiritual {cf15i words}.
  • 14. Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged.
  • 15. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man.
  • 16. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.