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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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