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1 Corinthians 2:4-6 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

Neither stood my word, and my preaching in the enticing speech of man’s wisdom, [a]but in plain [b]evidence of the Spirit and of power.

[c]That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

[d]And we speak wisdom among them that are [e]perfect: not the wisdom of this world, neither of the [f]princes of this world, which come to nought.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:4 He turneth that now to the commendation of his ministry, which he had granted to his adversaries: for his virtue and power which they knew well enough, was so much the more excellent, because it had no worldly help joined with it.
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:4 By plain evidence he meaneth such a proof, as is made by certain and necessary reasons.
  3. 1 Corinthians 2:5 And he telleth the Corinthians, that he did it for their great profit, because they might thereby know manifestly, that the Gospel was from heaven. Therefore he privately rebuketh them, because that in seeking vain ostentation, they willingly deprived themselves of the greatest help of their faith.
  4. 1 Corinthians 2:6 Another argument taken of the nature of the thing, that is, of the Gospel, which is true wisdom, but known to them only which are desirous of perfection: and is unsavory to them which otherwise excel in the world, but yet vainly and frailly.
  5. 1 Corinthians 2:6 Those are called perfect here, not which had gotten perfection already, but such as tend to it, as Phil. 3:15, so that perfect, is set against weak.
  6. 1 Corinthians 2:6 They that are wiser, richer, or mightier than other men are.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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