1 Corinthians 2:1–3:4
And I, brethren, when I came to you, acame not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you bthe testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, csave Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And dI was with you ein weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was anot with ||enticing words of man’s wisdom, but fin demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not †stand in the wisdom of men, but gin the power of God.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are hperfect: yet anot the wisdom iof this world, nor of the pprinces of this world, kthat come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God lin a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, mwhich God ordained nbefore the world unto our glory: 8 oWhich none of the pprinces iof this world knew: for qhad they known it, they would not have crucified rthe Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, sEye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have tentered into the heart of man, the things which God hath uprepared for them that love him. 10 But xGod hath revealed them unto us yby his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 zFor what man knoweth the things of a man, asave the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but bthe Spirit of God. 12 Now cwe have received, not the spirit of the world, but cthe 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, dnot in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; ecomparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 fBut the gnatural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: hfor they are foolishness unto him: ineither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But khe that is spiritual ||ljudgeth all things, yet he himself is ||ljudged of no man. 16 mFor who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he †may instruct him? But nwe have the mind of Christ.
3 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto abspiritual, but as unto accarnal, even as unto dbabes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with emilk, and not with meat: ffor hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you genvying, and ghstrife, and ||divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk †as men? 4 For iwhile one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of jApollos; are ye not carnal?