10 these are the things God has revealed(A) to us by his Spirit.(B)

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts(C) except their own spirit(D) within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit(E) of the world,(F) but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom(G) but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[a] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God(H) but considers them foolishness,(I) and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit(J) makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,

“Who has known the mind of the Lord
    so as to instruct him?”[b](K)

But we have the mind of Christ.(L)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Or Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:16 Isaiah 40:13

You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.(A) You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God,(B) not on tablets of stone(C) but on tablets of human hearts.(D)

Such confidence(E) we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves(F) to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.(G) He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant(H)—not of the letter(I) but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.(J)

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16 I pray that out of his glorious riches(A) he may strengthen you with power(B) through his Spirit in your inner being,(C) 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts(D) through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted(E) and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people,(F) to grasp how wide and long and high and deep(G) is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge(H)—that you may be filled(I) to the measure of all the fullness of God.(J)

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