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.
1Da na zo wurinku ’yan’uwa, ban zo da iya magana ko wani mafificin hikima yayinda na yi muku shelar shaida game da Allah ba. 2Don na ƙudura a raina sa’ad da nake tare da ku cewa ba zan mai da hankali ga kome ba sai dai Yesu Kiristi wanda aka gicciye. 3Na zo wurinku cikin rashin ƙarfi da tsoro, da rawan jiki ƙwarai. 4Saƙona da wa’azina ba su zo cikin hikima da kalmomin lallashi ba, sai dai da nuna ikon Ruhu, 5domin kada bangaskiyarku ta dogara a kan hikimar mutane, sai dai a kan ikon Allah.
Hikima daga Ruhu
6Duk da haka, muna sanar da saƙon hikima cikin waɗanda suka balaga, amma ba hikima irin ta wannan zamani ba ne, ko kuwa irin ta masu mulkin zamanin nan, waɗanda za su shuɗe ba. 7A’a, muna magana ne a kan asirin hikimar Allah, hikimar da tun dā, take a ɓoye, wadda Allah ya ƙaddara domin ɗaukakarmu, tun kafin farkon zamanai. 8Ba ko ɗaya daga cikin masu mulkin wannan zamani da ya fahimce ta, gama da a ce sun fahimce ta, da ba su gicciye Ubangiji mai ɗaukaka ba. 9Duk da haka, kamar yadda yake a rubuce cewa,
“Ba idon da ya taɓa gani,
ba kunnen da ya taɓa ji,
ba kuma zuciyar da ta taɓa tunanin
abin da Allah ya shirya wa masu ƙaunarsa.”2.9 Ish 64.4
10Amma Allah ya bayyana mana shi ta wurin Ruhunsa.
Ruhu yana bincika dukan abubuwa, har ma da abubuwa masu zurfi na Allah. 11Wane ne a cikin mutane ya san tunanin mutum, in ba ruhun mutumin da yake cikinsa ba? Haka kuma ba wanda ya san tunanin Allah, sai dai Ruhun Allah. 12Ba mu karɓi ruhun duniya ba, sai dai Ruhun da yake daga Allah, domin mu fahimci abin da Allah ya ba mu hannu sake. 13Wannan shi ne abin da muke sanarwa, ba da kalmomin da muka koya ta wurin hikimar mutum ba, amma da kalmomin da Ruhu yake koyarwa, muna faɗin gaskiya ta ruhaniya da kalmomin ruhaniya. 14Mutumin da ba shi da Ruhu, ba ya yarda da abubuwan da suka fita daga Ruhun Allah, domin wauta ce a gare shi. Ba kuwa zai fahimce su ba, domin ta Ruhu ne ake fahimtarsu. 15Mutumin ruhaniya yakan gwada dukan abubuwa, amma shi kansa ba ya ƙarƙashin shari’ar mutum.
16“Wa ya taɓa sanin hankalin Ubangiji,
har da zai koya masa?”2.16 Ish 40.13
Amma muna da tunani iri na Kiristi ne.