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

  • A disciple
    "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts." Isaiah 28:9-11 WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD? They that turn to the Lord with with a true heart, so that the covering of darkness cast over their heads is removed! Those who receive the Kingdom of God as a little child! Those who love out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith without hypocrisy! Ask and you SHALL receive! Believe and obey, and God will make you the man or woman He intends you to be, "After His own heart!" How shall anyone even be able to learn knowledge unless they have ability to understand? The Lord has many things to say to us, but He has to wait till we are able to bear it. This requires RECEIVING HIS WORD in a good and honest heart, grown up and matured through trial and proving faithful exercising one's self unto piety and walking in Truth, in OBEDIENCE to the Spirit of Christ.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 2:4 and my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of mans wisdom but in demonstration of the spirit and of power --2:5-- that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of GOD EPHESIANS 2:9 not of works lest any man should boast PSALM 33:4 for the word of THE LORD is right and all HIS works are done in truth
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 2:15 BUT HE THAT IS SPIRITUAL JUDGETH ALL THINGS YET HE HIMSELSELF IS JUDGED OF NO MAN MATTHEW 7:1 JUDGE NOT THAT YOU BE NOT JUDGED ***** JOB 40:8 WILT THOU ALSO DISANNUL MY JUDGEMENT WILT THOU CONDEMN ME THAT THOU MAYEST BE RIGHTEOUS PSALM 81:12 SO I GAVE THEM UP UNTO THEIR OWN HEARTS LUST AND THEY WALKED IN THEIR OWN COUNSEL
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED
  • Steve
    Anyone who has stood before an assembly preaching or teaching knows how true verses 1-5 are. The Holy Spirit just takes over and it is not your words, but His. Those of us that may lack the confidence to preach or teach Jesus, know that Paul also relied on not his own ability, but the words of the Holy Spirit. AMAZING
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Paul reminds us in this chapter that we must be filled with the Holy Spirit to be able to discern things of this world. God's promises for us if we keep His commandments are also contained in "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." Let us love the Lord with all our heart and it shall be well with us.

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