King James Version

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 6Howbeit 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: 7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9But as it is written, 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. 10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

哥林多前书 2:1-16

信仰的基础

1弟兄姊妹,我当初到你们那里传扬上帝的奥秘,并没有用高深的言论或哲理。 2因为我已决定在你们当中不谈别的,只讲耶稣基督和祂被钉十字架的事。 3那时我在你们当中很软弱,害怕,战战兢兢。 4我说话、讲道不是靠充满智慧的雄辩之词,而是靠圣灵的能力作明证, 5好使你们的信仰不是以人的智慧为基础,而是以上帝的能力为基础。

6当然我们也跟成熟的人谈论智慧,不过并非这个世代的智慧,也不是那些在世上当权、将来要衰亡之人的智慧。 7我们所讲的是上帝隐藏在奥秘中的智慧,是祂为了使我们得荣耀而在万世以前定好的智慧。 8只可惜世上当权的人没有一个明白这智慧。他们要是明白,就不会把荣耀的主钉在十字架上了。 9正如圣经上说:

“上帝为爱祂的人所预备的,

是眼睛未曾见过,

耳朵未曾听闻,

人心也未曾想到的。”

10然而,上帝借着圣灵将这一切启示给我们,因为圣灵洞悉万事,连上帝深奥的事都了如指掌。 11除了人里面的灵,谁能了解人的事呢?照样,除了上帝的圣灵,谁也不能了解上帝的事。 12我们接受的不是这世界的灵,而是上帝的圣灵,使我们可以领会上帝开恩启示给我们的事。 13我们讲述这些事,不是用人类智慧所教的话,而是用圣灵所教的话,用属灵的话解释属灵的事2:13 用属灵的话解释属灵的事”或译“向属灵的人解释属灵的事”。

14然而,属血气的人不接受从上帝来的圣灵的教导,认为愚不可及,无法明白,因为只有属灵的人才能参透。 15属灵的人能够参透万事,但没有人能参透他。

16“谁曾知道主的心意,

能够指教祂呢?”

但我们明白基督的心意。