And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God;
For Christ sent me not to immerse, but to proclaim the Gospel; not in wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void.
And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power;
Which things also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit; combining spiritual things with spiritual.
After these things, departing from Athens, he came to Corinth.
fully testifying, both to Jews and Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.
and saw Him, saying to me, 'Make haste, and go forth quickly out of Jerusalem; because they will not receive your testimony concerning Me.'
For those who are such are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and, through their kind words and flattering speeches, they beguile the hearts of the simple.
because, "His letters, indeed," says one, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible."
And, though I be rude in speech, yet am I not rude in knowledge; but in every way having manifested it toward you in all things.
when He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be marveled at in all who believed (because our testimony to you was believed), in that day.
Be not ashamed, therefore, of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner; but suffer hardship with me for the Gospel, according to the power of God,
And we have beheld, and testify, that the Father hath sent the Son, as Savior of the world.
And this is the testimony, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
who testified of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, whatsoever things he saw.
I, John, your brother, and fellow-sharer in the tribulation, and kingdom, and patience in Jesus, was in the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he says to me, "See that you do it not: I am a fellow-servant of you and of your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."