Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

As for myself, brethren, when I came to you, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony and evidence or mystery and secret of God [concerning what He has done through Christ for the salvation of men] in lofty words of eloquence or human philosophy and wisdom;

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with puffed up speech or wisdom to declare unto 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,

Verse Picture

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

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Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Corinth

1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:17

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

1 Corinthians 2:4

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

1 Corinthians 2:13

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Exodus 4:10

And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

Jeremiah 1:6-7

Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Acts 18:1-4

After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;

Acts 20:21

Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 22:18

And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.

Romans 16:18

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

1 Corinthians 1:6

Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

2 Corinthians 10:10

For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

2 Corinthians 11:6

But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

1 Timothy 1:11

According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

1 John 4:14

And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

1 John 5:11-13

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Revelation 1:2

Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Revelation 1:9

I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

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