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2:1 And I, having come unto you, brethren, came -- not in superiority of discourse or wisdom -- declaring to you the testimony of God,
2:2 for I decided not to know any thing among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified;
2:3 and I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, was with you;
2:4 and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power --
2:5 that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
2:6 And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless,
2:7 but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory,
2:8 which no one of the rulers of this age did know, for if they had known, the Lord of the glory they would not have crucified;
2:9 but, according as it hath been written, `What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him --'
2:10 but to us did God reveal `them' through His Spirit, for the Spirit all things doth search, even the depths of God,
2:11 for who of men hath known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that `is' in him? so also the things of God no one hath known, except the Spirit of God.
2:12 And we the spirit of the world did not receive, but the Spirit that `is' of God, that we may know the things conferred by God on us,
2:13 which things also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Holy Spirit, with spiritual things spiritual things comparing,
2:14 and the natural man doth not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for to him they are foolishness, and he is not able to know `them', because spiritually they are discerned;
2:15 and he who is spiritual, doth discern indeed all things, and he himself is by no one discerned;
2:16 for who did know the mind of the Lord that he shall instruct Him? and we -- we have the mind of Christ.
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