1 Corinthians 2:6

“Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Howbeit wee speake wisedome among them that are perfect: yet not the wisedome of this worlde, nor of the Princes of this worlde, that come to nought:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We speak wisdom, however, among them that are fullgrown: yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nought:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But still we have wisdom for those who are complete in knowledge, though not the wisdom of this world, and not of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing:
- Basic English Bible

But we speak wisdom among the perfect; but wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who come to nought.
- Darby Bible

However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught:
- Webster's Bible

Yet when we are among mature believers we do speak words of wisdom; a wisdom not belonging, however, to the present age nor to the leaders of the present age who are soon to pass away.
- Weymouth Bible

We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing.
- World English Bible

For we speken wisdom among perfit men, but not wisdom of this world, nether of princes of this world, that ben distried;
- Wycliffe Bible

And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:6


2:6 Yet we speak wisdom - Yea, the truest and most excellent wisdom. Among the perfect - Adult, experienced Christians. By wisdom here he seems to mean, not the whole Christian doctrine, but the most sublime and abstruse parts of it. But not the wisdom admired and taught by the men of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, Jewish or heathen, that come to nought - Both they and their wisdom, and the world itself.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:6


1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect. "We" refers to Paul and his fellow-preachers. Though the gospel abjured carnal wisdom, yet it has a wisdom of its own, a divine wisdom, which is imparted to and recognized by those who have become full-grown Christians. "The perfect" are the full-grown in Christ, instead of babes. Babes must be fed on milk, but the grown can endure strong meat (1Co 3:2). For such there is a depth of wisdom revealed in the gospel, but "not the wisdom of this world". Princes of this world. Leading men of the Jews, Greeks and Romans. They had not learned this divine wisdom.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 2

  • 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.
  • 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!

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