Modern Literal Version
[1 Corinthians 2]




     2:1 And brethren, when* I came to youĎ proclaiming the testimony of God to youĎ, I did not come according to superiority of speech or of wisdom. 2:2 For* I decided not to know anything among youĎ, except Jesus Christ and this one having been crucified. 2:3 And I happened to be with youĎ in weakness and in fear, and in much trembling. 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 2:5 in order that yourĎ faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but be in the power of God.




     2:6 Now we are speaking wisdom among the mature ones; yet a wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are being done-away-with; 2:7 but we are speaking God's wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom which has been hidden, which God predetermined before the ages, *for our glory. 2:8It is this mystery which none of the rulers of this age knew; for* if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; 2:9 but as it has been written, 'Things which theeye did not see and the ear did not hear and things which did not come up in the heart of man, which God prepared for those who love* him.' {Isa 64:4}



     2:10 But God revealed them to us through his Spirit; for* the Spirit is searching all things, even the depths of God. 2:11 For* who from men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is in him? So also, no one knows the things of God, except the Spirit of God. 2:12 But we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the {F} Spirit who is from God; in order that we might know the things which were granted to us by God. 2:13 We also speak these things, not inthe taught things from mankind, in words of wisdom, but in the taught things from the Holy Spirit; combining together with spiritual words of wisdom, spiritual things.



     {Footnotes: 1Co 2:12, Spirit who, or: spirit that; (meaning just a simple contrast like 'things of the world, things from God.' All punctuation and verse numbering is man-made.)}



     2:14 Now the physical man is not accepting the things from the Spirit of God; for* they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to know them, because they are spiritually examined. 2:15But the spiritual one is indeed examining all things, but he himself is examined by no one. 2:16For* who has known the mind of the Lord, who will be lecturing him? But we have the mind of Christ.





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