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1 Corinthians 2:1

Paul’s Reliance upon the Spirit

1 And when I came to you, brethren, I adid not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you bthe 1testimony of God.

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1 Corinthians 2:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

Dear brothers and sisters, when I came to you, I did not come preaching God’s secret with fancy words or a show of human wisdom.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And I, when I came to you, brethren, came not in excellency of word, or wisdom, announcing to you the testimony of God.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Brothers and sisters, when I came to you, I didn’t speak about God’s mysteryas if it were some kind of brilliant message or wisdom.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

1 Corinthians 2:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Brothers and sisters, when I came to you I didn’t come with fancy words or great wisdom. I preached to you the truth about God’s love.


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