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.
1Pamene ndinabwera kwa inu, abale, sindinabwere ndi luntha lodziwa kuyankhula kapena nzeru zapamwamba pamene ndinachitira umboni chinsinsi cha Mulungu. 2Pakuti ndinatsimikiza pamene ndinali ndi inu kuti ndisadziwe kanthu kena kupatula Yesu Khristu wopachikidwayo. 3Ndinabwera kwa inu wofowoka ndi wamantha, ndiponso wonjenjemera kwambiri. 4Uthenga ndi ulaliki wanga sunali wa mawu anzeru ndi onyengerera koma woonetsa mphamvu za Mzimu, 5kuti chikhulupiriro chanu chisatsamire pa nzeru ya anthu koma pa mphamvu za Mulungu.
Nzeru Yochokera kwa Mzimu
6Komabe ife timayankhula uthenga wa nzeru kwa okhwima, koma osati ndi nzeru ya mʼbado uno kapena ya olamula a mʼbado uno, amene mphamvu yawo ikutha. 7Ayi, ife timayankhula za nzeru yobisika ya Mulungu, nzeru imene inabisidwa ndipo imene Mulungu anatikonzera mu ulemerero wathu isanayambe nthawi. 8Palibe olamulira aliyense wa mʼbado uno amene anamumvetsetsa popeza anakamumvetsetsa sakanamupachika Ambuye wa ulemerero. 9Komabe monga zalembedwa kuti,
“Palibe diso linaona,
palibe khutu linamva,
palibe amene anaganizira,
zimene Mulungu anakonzera amene amukonda”
10koma Mulungu waululira ife mwa Mzimu wake.
Mzimu amafufuza zinthu zonse, ndi zozama za Mulungu zomwe. 11Kodi ndani mwa anthu angadziwe maganizo a munthu wina, kupatula mzimu wa munthuyo wokhala mʼkati mwake? Chimodzimodzinso palibe amene adziwa maganizo a Mulungu kupatula Mzimu wa Mulunguyo. 12Mzimu amene tinalandira ife si wa dziko lapansi koma Mzimu wochokera kwa Mulungu wotipatsa ife mwaulere. 13Izi ndi zimene timayankhula osati mʼmawu wophunzitsidwa ndi nzeru za munthu koma mʼmawu wophunzitsidwa ndi Mzimu, kufotokozera zoonadi zauzimu mʼmawu auzimu. 14Munthu wopanda Mzimu savomereza zinthu zimene zichokera kwa Mzimu wa Mulungu, popeza ndi zopusa kwa iyeyo, ndipo sangazimvetsetse chifukwa zimazindikirika mwa Mzimu. 15Munthu wauzimu amaweruza pa zinthu zonse, koma iye mwini saweruzidwa ndi munthu aliyense. 16Pakuti
“Ndani anadziwa malingaliro a Ambuye,
kuti akhoza kumulangiza Iye.”
Koma tili nawo mtima wa Khristu.