2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with
excellence of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to you the
testimony of God.
2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus
Christ, and him crucified.
2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much
2:4 And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words
of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit, and of
2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but
in the power of God.
2:6 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet
not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world,
that come to naught:
2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the
hidden [wisdom] which God ordained before the world to our
2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they
known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which
God hath prepared for them that love him.
2:10 But God hath revealed [them] to us by his Spirit; for the
Spirit searcheth all things, even the deep things of God.
2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit
of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no
man, but the Spirit of God.
2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the
spirit which is from God; that we may know the things that are
freely given to us by God.
2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's
wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing
spiritual things with spiritual.
2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit
of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know
[them], because they are spiritually discerned.
2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself
is judged by no man.
2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may
instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.