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1 Corinthians 2 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Paul’s Reliance upon the Spirit

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And when I came to you, brothers, I did not come with superiority of word or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the [fn]witness of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:2 - For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:3 - And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:4 - and my word and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:5 - so that your faith would not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
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Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature, a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are being abolished.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:7 - But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom which has been hidden, which God predestined before the ages to our glory,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:8 - which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:9 - But just as it is written,




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[fn]But to us God revealed them through the Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:11 - For who among men knows the depths of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the depths of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:12 - Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the depths graciously given to us by God,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:13 - of which depths we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, [fn]combining spiritual depths with spiritual words.
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But [fn]a natural man does not accept the depths of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually examined.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:15 - But he who is spiritual examines all things, yet he himself is examined by no one.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:16 - For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE [fn]LORD, THAT HE WILL DIRECT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.
LSB Footnotes
Some early mss mystery
Some early mss For
Or interpreting spiritual things for spiritual men
Or an unspiritual
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Is 40:13

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