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1 Corinthians 2 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Paul's Reliance upon the Spirit

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:1 - And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming 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 was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:4 - and my [fn]message 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 [fn]rest on the wisdom of men, 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 men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts 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 things freely given to us by God,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:13 - which things we also speak, 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 man 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 [fn]appraised.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:15 - But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised 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.
NASB95 Footnotes
One early ms reads mystery
Literally: word
Literally: be
One early ms reads But
Or, interpreting spiritual things for spiritual men
Or, an unspiritual
Or, examined

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