1 Corinthians 2:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 2:1

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellencie of speech, or of wisedome, declaring vnto you the testimony of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when I came to you, my brothers, I did not come with wise words of knowledge, putting before you the secret of God.
- Basic English Bible

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

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellence of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.
- Webster's Bible

And as for myself, brethren, when I came to you, it was not with surpassing power of eloquence or earthly wisdom that I came, announcing to you that which God had commanded me to bear witness to.
- Weymouth Bible

When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
- World English Bible

And Y, britheren, whanne Y cam to you, cam not in the heiynesse of word, ethir of wisdom, tellynge to you the witnessyng of Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I, having come unto you, brethren, came -- not in superiority of discourse or wisdom -- declaring to you the testimony of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 2:1

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:1


2:1 And I accordingly came to you, not with loftiness of speech or of wisdom - I did not affect either deep wisdom or eloquence. Declaring the testimony of God - What God gave me to testify concerning his Son.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:1


1Co 2:1 Christ Crucified SUMMARY OF I CORINTHIANS 2: The One Theme of Preaching Christ Crucified. Not Eloquence or Human Wisdom, but the Power of the Spirit. Needed. A Divine Wisdom in the Cross of Christ. This Is a Mystery Revealed to the Converted; Unseen by the. Unregenerate. The Things of the Kingdom Not Understood by the Worldly. These Are Revealed to Those Who Have the Spirit of God. And I, brethren, when I came to you. Paul has shown, in the preceding chapter, that God chose the things and persons which the world calls foolish, and weak, and base, and of no account, in order to confute the world's wisdom and to overthrow its power. He now shows that this harmonizes with the means used at Corinth in the founding of the church. Came not with excellence of speech or of wisdom. Not with the eloquent arts of a Grecian orator, or the speculations of a Greek philosopher; things highly esteemed at Corinth and among all the Greeks. The testimony of God. The Revised Version has, "Mystery of God", which has the support of the best MSS, and harmonizes better with the context. The gospel is often called "a mystery" (Eph 3:9 1Ti 3:16).

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