1 Corinthians 2:5

“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That your faith should not stand in the wisdome of men, but in the power of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that your faith might be based not on man's wisdom but on the power of God.
- Basic English Bible

that your faith might not stand in men's wisdom, but in God's power.
- Darby Bible

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
- Webster's Bible

so that your trust might rest not on the wisdom of man but on the power of God.
- Weymouth Bible

that your faith wouldn't stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
- World English Bible

that youre feith be not in the wisdom of men, but in the vertu of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:5


2:5 That your faith might not be built on the wisdom or power of man, but on the wisdom and power of God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:5


1Co 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men. Their faith was not produced by the triumphs of oratory or philosophy, But in the power of God. By the gospel preached in the power of the Spirit. Hence it was wrought through the means supplied of God.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 2

  • Aransiola
    Soon and very soon we are going to see the LORD. HALLELUJAH
  • A disciple
    BSP; What you say is most certainly the truth, but we shouldn't think that God winks at the ungodly because they are not Christians nor spiritually minded. God knows how much we all know or don't, and how much we do or not do with the knowledge and conviction He gives. Remember how Jesus rebuked the hypocrites and pronounced, Woe unto you! Having a spiritual mind has to do with being of the truth!
  • BSP
    Verse 14, 15: To a physical or fleshly minded man they will not accept spiritual things or understand them. The fleshly minded man or woman must make their mind over in order to understand spiritual things.
  • BSP
    Verse 12: The spirit of the world and spirit of God are in complete contrast to one another. By one's actions and words it can easily be seen which spirit one has.
  • BSP
    Verses 9,10: Fleshly minded people can not comprehend the deep things that God has prepared for those who love him by means of his Word the Bible.
  • Ray321
    Apostle Paul was lead by Jesus. Man on earth did not teach Paul. Jesus thru the Holy Spirit guided Paul's writings. 1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: Paul was a CHOSEN vessel for Jesus to reach out to Gentiles. Paul is a man of God for the will of Jesus Christ.

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