1 Now when I came to you, brothers, I did not come with any brilliance of oratory or wise argument to announce to you the mystery of God.
1Cor 1:17 1Cor 2:4 1Cor 2:13 1Cor 1:6 Exod 4:10 Rev 1:2 1John 4:14
2 I was resolved that the only knowledge I would have while I was with you was knowledge of Jesus, and of him as the crucified Christ.
Gal 6:14 Phil 3:8-10 1Cor 1:22-25 Gal 3:1 John 17:3
3 I came among you in weakness, in fear and great trembling
2Cor 13:4 1Cor 4:10-13 2Cor 4:1 2Cor 4:7-12 2Cor 4:16 2Cor 6:4 2Cor 7:5
4 and what I spoke and proclaimed was not meant to convince by philosophical argument, but to demonstrate the convincing power of the Spirit,
1Cor 4:20 1Cor 1:17 Rom 15:19 1Thess 1:5 1Cor 2:1 1Cor 2:13 2Pet 1:16
5 so that your faith should depend not on human wisdom but on the power of God.
2Cor 4:7 2Cor 6:7 2Cor 12:9 1Cor 1:17 1Cor 3:6 Acts 16:14
6 But still, to those who have reached maturity, we do talk of a wisdom, not, it is true, a philosophy of this age or of the rulers of this age, who will not last long now.
1Cor 1:28 Heb 5:14 1Cor 1:18-20 1Pet 5:10 2Cor 4:4 Jas 3:15 Eph 4:11-13
7 It is of the mysterious wisdom of God that we talk, the wisdom that was hidden, which God predestined to be for our glory before the ages began.
Col 1:26-27 Isa 48:6-7 2Pet 1:3 Eph 1:4 Matt 11:25 Matt 13:35 Ps 78:2
8 None of the rulers of the age recognised it; for if they had recognised it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;
Acts 7:2 Jas 2:1 1Cor 2:6 Acts 13:27 John 15:22-25 Ps 24:7-10 1Cor 1:26-28
9 but it is as scripture says: What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what the mind of man cannot visualise; all that God has prepared for those who love him;
Isa 64:4 Jas 1:12 Ps 31:19 Rom 8:28 Isa 65:17 Heb 11:16 Jas 2:5
10 to us, though, God has given revelation through the Spirit, for the Spirit explores the depths of everything, even the depths of God.
John 14:26 Eph 3:3 Matt 16:17 Eph 3:5 Gal 1:12 Matt 13:11 1Cor 14:30
11 After all, is there anyone who knows the qualities of anyone except his own spirit, within him; and in the same way, nobody knows the qualities of God except the Spirit of God.
Prov 20:27 Jer 17:9 1Cor 2:10 Rom 11:33-34 Prov 14:10 Prov 20:5
12 Now, the Spirit we have received is not the spirit of the world but God's own Spirit, so that we may understand the lavish gifts God has given us.
1John 2:27 1John 2:20 1John 5:19-20 John 16:14-15 Rom 8:5-6 Rom 8:1 Rom 8:15-16
13 And these are what we speak of, not in the terms learnt from human philosophy, but in terms learnt from the Spirit, fitting spiritual language to spiritual things.
1Cor 1:17 1Cor 2:4 1Cor 2:14 1Pet 1:12 Col 3:16 1Cor 2:1 1Cor 9:11
14 The natural person has no room for the gifts of God's Spirit; to him they are folly; he cannot recognise them, because their value can be assessed only in the Spirit.
1Cor 1:18 Matt 13:11-17 Rom 8:5-8 1John 2:27 2Cor 4:4-6 1Cor 15:46 Jude 1:19
15 The spiritual person, on the other hand, can assess the value of everything, and that person's value cannot be assessed by anybody else.
1Cor 3:1 Gal 6:1 1Cor 14:37 1John 4:1 1Thess 5:21 Prov 28:5 1Cor 4:5
16 For: who has ever known the mind of the Lord? Who has ever been his adviser? But we are those who have the mind of Christ.
Rom 11:34 Isa 40:13-14 John 15:15 John 16:13-16 Eph 3:3-4 Job 15:8 Jer 23:18