Modern Literal Version
[1 Corinthians 2]

     2:1 And brethren, after I came to you* proclaiming the testimony of God to you*, I did not come according to superiority of speech or of wisdom. 2:2 For* I decided not to know anything among you*, except Jesus Christ and this one having been crucified. 2:3 And I happened to be with you* in weakness and in fear, and in much trembling. 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 2:5 in order that your* faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but be in the power of God.

     2:6 Now we are speaking wisdom among the mature ones; yet a wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are being done-away-with; 2:7 but we are speaking God's wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom which has been hidden, which God determined beforehand, before the ages,*for our glory. 2:8It is this mystery which none of the rulers of this age knew; for* if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; 2:9 but as it has been written, 'Things which the eye did not see and the ear did not hear and things which did not come-up in the heart of man, which God prepared for those who love* him.' {Isa 64:4}

     2:10 But God revealed them to us through his Spirit; for* the Spirit is searching all things, even the depths of God. 2:11 For* who from men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is in him? So also, no one knows the things of God, except the Spirit of God. 2:12 But we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the {F} Spirit who is from God; in order that we might know the things which were granted to us by God. 2:13 We also speak these things, not inthe taught words from human wisdom, but in the taught words from the Holy Spirit; combining together with spiritual words, spiritual things.

     {Footnotes: 1Co 2:12, Spirit who, or: spirit that; (meaning just a simple contrast like 'things of the world, things from God.' All punctuation and verse numbering is man-made.)}

     2:14 Now the physical man is not accepting the things from the Spirit of God; for* they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to know them, because they are spiritually examined. 2:15But the spiritual one is indeed examining all things, but he himself is examined by no one. 2:16For* who knew the mind of the Lord, who will be lecturing him? But we have the mind of Christ.{Isa 40:13}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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