The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 – And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in loftiness of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of Christ.
2 – For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but 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 was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in shewing of the Spirit and power;
5 – That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
6 – Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, neither of the princes of this world that come to nought;
7 – But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory :
8 – Which none of the princes of this world knew; for if they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 – But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 – But to us God hath revealed them, by this Spirit. For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 – For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God.
12 – Now we have received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God; that we may know the things that are given us from God.
13 – Which things also we speak, not in the learned words of human wisdom; but in the doctrine of the Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 – But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God; for it is foolishness to him, and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.
15 – But the spiritual man judgeth all things; and he himself is judged of no man.
16 – For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that we may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
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