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1 Corinthians 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Paul’s Reliance upon the Spirit

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:1 - And when I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come as someone superior in [fn]speaking ability or [fn]wisdom, as I proclaimed to you the [fn]testimony 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 - I also was with you in weakness and fear, and in great trembling,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:4 - and my [fn]message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of [fn]wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:5 - so that your faith would not [fn]rest on the [fn]wisdom of mankind, but on the power of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:6 - 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 passing away;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:7 - but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:8 - the wisdom 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:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:10 - [fn]For 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 people knows the thoughts of a person except the spirit of the person that is in him? So also the thoughts of God no one knows, except the Spirit of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:12 - Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:13 - We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, [fn]combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:14 - But [fn]a natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:15 - But the one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is [fn]discerned by no one.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:16 - For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit speech
Or cleverness
One early ms mystery
Lit word
Or cleverness
Lit be
Or cleverness
One early ms But
Or interpreting spiritual things for spiritual people
Or an unspiritual
Or judged

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