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1 Corinthians 2:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV)

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of [a]human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Spiritual Wisdom

However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 2:4 NU omits human
New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Corinthians 2:4-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

and my [a]message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not [b]rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

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;

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:4 Lit word
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:5 Lit be
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1 Corinthians 2:4-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)

And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom [using clever rhetoric], but [they were delivered] in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit [operating through me] and of [His] power [stirring the minds of the listeners and persuading them], so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom and rhetoric of men, but on the power of God.

Yet we do speak wisdom among those spiritually mature [believers who have teachable hearts and a greater understanding]; but [it is a higher] wisdom not [the wisdom] of this present age nor of the rulers and leaders of this age, who are passing away;

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1 Corinthians 2:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

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1 Corinthians 2:4-6 King James Version (KJV)

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

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

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:

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