1 Corinthians 2
He declareth that his preaching, though it being not excellency of speech,
1 Corinthians 2:1 And I brethren when I came to you, came not in gloriousnes of wordes, or of wysdome, shewynge vnto you the testimonye of God. 1 Corinthians 2:2 Neither shewed I my selfe that I knew any thinge amonge you saue Iesus Christe, euen the same that was crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was amonge you in weaknes, & in feare and in muche tremblinge.
or of human wisdom: yet consisteth in the power of God:
1 Corinthians 2:4 And my wordes and my preachinge were not wyth entisynge wordes of mannes wysdome but in shewinge of the spirite, and of power, 1 Corinthians 2:5 þt youre fayth shoulde not stande in the wysdome of men, but in the power of God.
and so far excelleth the wisdom of this world,
1 Corinthians 2:6 That we speake of, is wisdome amonge that are perfecte: not þe wisdome of this world (whiche go to nought) 1 Corinthians 2:7 but we speake þt wysdome of God, whiche is in secrete and lyeth hyd, whiche God ordeined before the world vnto oure glory, 1 Corinthians 2:8 whiche wisdome none of the rulars of this worlde knewe. For had they knowen it, they would not haue crucified the Lorde of Glorye.
and human sense,
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it was written: The eye hath not sene, and þe eare hath not hearde, neither haue entred into the herte of man the thinges, which God hath prepared for them that loue him. 1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath opened them to vs by hys spirite. For the spirite searcheth al thinges, ye the bottome of Goddes secretes. 1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the thynges of a man, saue the spyryte of a man, whiche is wythin him. Euen so the thinges of God knoweth no man, but the spirite of God. 1 Corinthians 2:12 And we haue not receiued the spirite of the world: but the spyryte whiche cometh of God, for to knowe þe thinges, that are geuen to vs of God, 1 Corinthians 2:13 which thinges also we speake, not in the conninge wordes of mannes wysdome, but wyth the conning wordes of the holye ghost, makinge spyritual comparisons of spirituall thinges.
as that the natural man cannot understand it.
1 Corinthians 2:14 For the naturall man perceiueth not the thinges of þe spyrite of God. For they are but folishnes vnto him. Neither can he perceiue them, because he is spiritually examined. 1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spyrytuall, discusseth all thinges: yet he hym selfe is iudged of no man. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who knoweth the minde of the Lorde? other who shall informe him? But we vnderstand the minde of Christ.