1 AND I in coming to you, brethren, did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, announcing to you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined to know nothing among you but Jesus Christ \'97 and him crucified.
3 And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,
4 and my speech and my proclamation were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but with spiritual and powerful proof,
5 that your faith might not depend on the wisdom of man but on the power of God.
6 We do speak wisdom among the mature, but a wisdom not of this world nor of the defeated rulers of this world.
7 But we speak a wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the world began for our glory.
8 None of the rulers of this world knew it, for if they had known it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written, "What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard and what has not entered human mind, God has prepared for those who love him."
10 To us God has revealed this by his Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
11 For who of men knows what pertains to a man except the spirit of the man which is in him. Just so no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God.
12 But we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we know the gracious gifts of God.
13 And these we speak of, not in words taught by man's wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual things in spiritual words.
14 But the animal man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them because they are spiritually understood.
15 But the spiritual man understands all things though he himself is understood by no one.
16 For "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Who will teach him?" But we have the mind of Christ.