King James Version1 Corinthians2

1 Corinthians

1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with ex­cel­len­cy of speech or of wis­dom, declar­ing unto you the tes­ti­mo­ny of God. 2 For I de­ter­mined not to know any thing among you, save 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 with en­tic­ing words of man's wis­dom, but in demon­stra­tion of the Spir­it and of pow­er: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wis­dom of men, but in the pow­er of God. 6 How­beit 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 nought: 7 But we speak the wis­dom of God in a mys­tery, even the hid­den wisdom, which God or­dained be­fore the world unto our glo­ry: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have cru­ci­fied the Lord of glo­ry. 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. 10 But God hath re­vealed them unto us by his Spir­it: for the Spir­it searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 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. 12 Now we have re­ceived, not the spir­it of the world, but the spir­it which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely giv­en to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wis­dom tea­cheth, but which the Holy Ghost tea­cheth; com­par­ing spir­i­tu­al things with spir­i­tu­al. 14 But the nat­u­ral man re­ceiveth not the things of the Spir­it of God: for they are fool­ish­ness unto him: nei­ther can he know them, be­cause they are spir­i­tu­al­ly dis­cerned. 15 But he that is spir­i­tu­al jud­geth all things, yet he him­self is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may in­struct him? But we have the mind of Christ.