Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not in eminence of speech or of wisdom proclaiming the testimony of God to you.

New American Standard Bible

And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

King James Version

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

Holman Bible

When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.

International Standard Version

When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come and tell you about God's secret with rhetorical language or wisdom.

American Standard Version

And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

Amplified

And when I came to you, brothers and sisters, proclaiming to you the testimony of God [concerning salvation through Christ], I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom [no lofty words of eloquence or of philosophy as a Greek orator might do];

An Understandable Version

And when I came to you, brothers, it was not with eloquent words or [superior] wisdom that I proclaimed to you the testimony [or, mystery] about God.

Anderson New Testament

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellence of speech or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.

Bible in Basic English

And when I came to you, my brothers, I did not come with wise words of knowledge, putting before you the secret of God.

Common New Testament

When I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

As for me, my brethren, when I appear'd among you, it was not to represent to you the divine mystery in sublime language, and with human literature.

Darby Translation

And I, when I came to you, brethren, came not in excellency of word, or wisdom, announcing to you the testimony of God.

Godbey New Testament

And I, brethren, having come unto you, came not in the excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming unto you the testimony of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

So when I came to you, brothers, I did not come and tell you the secret purpose of God in superior, philosophical language,

John Wesley New Testament

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And I having come to you, brethren, came not with eminence of word or of wisdom, announcing to you the testimony of God.

King James 2000

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I, [when I] came to you, brothers, did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

Modern King James verseion

And I, brothers, when I came to you, did not come with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in gloriousness of words or of wisdom, showing unto you the testimony of God.

Moffatt New Testament

Thus when I came to you, my brothers, I did not come to proclaim to you God's secret purpose with any elaborate words or wisdom.

Montgomery New Testament

And when I came to you, brothers, I came not to proclaim God's great secret purpose in fine language of philosophy;

NET Bible

When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come with superior eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed the testimony of God.

New Heart English Bible

When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with superiority of speech or wisdom, proclaiming to you the mystery of God.

Noyes New Testament

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.

Sawyer New Testament

And when I came to you, brothers, I came not with excellency of speech, or wisdom, declaring to you the mystery of God.

The Emphasized Bible

I, therefore, brethren, when I came unto you, came, not with excellency of discourse or wisdom, declaring unto you the mystery of God;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

AND I, when I came to you, brethren, came not with superior excellence of discourse or wisdom, preaching unto you the gospel of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For my own part, Brothers, when I came to you, it was with no display of eloquence or philosophy that I came to tell the hidden purpose of God;

Webster

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellence of speech, or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.

Weymouth New Testament

And as for myself, brethren, when I came to you, it was not with surpassing power of eloquence or earthly wisdom that I came, announcing to you that which God had commanded me to bear witness to.

Williams New Testament

Now when I came to you, brothers, I did not come and tell you God's uncovered secret in rhetorical language or human philosophy,

World English Bible

When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

Worrell New Testament

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God;

Worsley New Testament

And I, when I came among you, brethren, came not with excellency of language, or of human wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God:

Youngs Literal Translation

And I, having come unto you, brethren, came -- not in superiority of discourse or wisdom -- declaring to you the testimony of God,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I
κἀγώ κἀμοί κἀμέ 
Kago 
and I, I also, so I, I, even I, me also,
Usage: 39

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

with
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

ὑπεροχή 
Huperoche 
Usage: 2

of speech
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

of wisdom
σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

καταγγέλλω 
Kataggello 
Usage: 17

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

the testimony
μαρτύριον 
Marturion 
Usage: 11

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 2:1

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 2:1

Images 1 Corinthians 2:1

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 2:1

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Corinth

1 And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not in eminence of speech or of wisdom proclaiming the testimony of God to you. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, even this crucified man.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:17

For Christ sent me not to immerse, but to preach the good-news, not in wisdom of speech lest the cross of Christ would be emptied.

1 Corinthians 2:4

And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of spirit and of power,

1 Corinthians 2:13

Which things also we speak, not in things learned from mankind, in words of wisdom, but in things learned from Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.

Exodus 4:10

And Moses said to LORD, Oh, LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou have spoken to thy servant, for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

Jeremiah 1:6-7

Then I said, Ah, lord LORD! Behold, I know not how to speak, for I am a child.

Isaiah 8:20

[Seek] to the law and to the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

Acts 18:1-4

And after these things Paul having separated from Athens, he came to Corinth.

Acts 20:21

testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.

Acts 22:18

And I saw him saying to me, Hurry and depart in haste out of Jerusalem, because they will not accept thy testimony about me.

Romans 16:18

For such kind serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly. And by their smooth words and elegant speech they deceive the hearts of the naive.

1 Corinthians 1:6

Just as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you,

2 Corinthians 10:10

Because, The letters, he says, are indeed weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is disdained.

2 Corinthians 11:6

But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet not in knowledge, but in everything made known in all things to you.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

when he comes to be glorified in his sanctified, and to be marveled in that day by all those who believe (because our testimony among you was believed).

1 Timothy 1:11

according to the good-news of the glory of the blessed God, of which I was entrusted.

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord nor of me his prisoner, but suffer together with the good-news according to the power of God.

1 John 4:14

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son, a Savior of the world.

1 John 5:11-13

And this is the testimony, that God gave eternal life to us, and this life is in his Son.

Revelation 1:2

who testified the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, as many things as he saw.

Revelation 1:9

I John, your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance in Christ Jesus, happened to be on the isle that is called Patmos because of the word of God, and because of the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 19:10

And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he says to me, See thou not. I am a fellow bondman of thee and thy brothers, those who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophe

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