Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power,

International Standard Version

My message and my preaching were not accompanied by clever, wise words, but by a display of the Spirit's power,

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

Amplified

And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power [ a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them],

An Understandable Version

And I did not use persuasive words of [human] wisdom in my message and preaching, but they were [accompanied by] a demonstration of the Holy Spirit and power [from God]. [Note: This "demonstration" could have included the evidence of miraculous spiritual gifts which Paul utilized while there in Corinth. See 14:18].

Anderson New Testament

and my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

Bible in Basic English

And in my preaching there were no honeyed words of wisdom, but I was dependent on the power of the Spirit to make it clear to you:

Common New Testament

and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

Daniel Mace New Testament

my discourse, and my preaching did not consist in the persuasive reasonings of human wisdom, but in demonstrating the spiritual meaning of the scriptures:

Darby Translation

and my word and my preaching, not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power;

Godbey New Testament

And my speech and my preaching were not in the persuasive words of wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and the power:

Goodspeed New Testament

and my teaching and message were not put in plausible, philosophical language, but they were attended with convincing spiritual power,

John Wesley New Testament

And my speech and my preaching was not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but with the demonstration of the Spirit and of power.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

Julia Smith Translation

And my word and my proclaiming not in persuasible words of man's wisdom, but in manifestation of the Spirit and of power

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

and my speech and my preaching [were] not with the persuasiveness of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power,

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And my words, and my preaching were not with enticing words of man's wisdom: but in showing of the spirit and of power,

Moffatt New Testament

what I said, what I preached, did not rest on the plausible arguments of 'wisdom' but on the proof supplied by the Spirit and its power,

Montgomery New Testament

My message and my preaching were not in the persuasive language of philosophy, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power;

NET Bible

My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

New Heart English Bible

My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

Noyes New Testament

and my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit, and of power;

Sawyer New Testament

and my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the spirit and power,

The Emphasized Bible

And, my discourse, and what I proclaimed, were not in suasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of Spirit and power:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And my conversation and my preaching was not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but with demonstration of the Spirit, and of power:

Twentieth Century New Testament

My Message and my Proclamation were not delivered in the persuasive language of philosophy, but were accompanied by the manifestation of spiritual power,

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

And my language and the Message that I proclaimed were not adorned with persuasive words of earthly wisdom, but depended upon truths which the Spirit taught and mightily carried home;

Williams New Testament

and my language and the message I preached were not adorned with pleasing words of worldly wisdom, but they were attended with proof and power given by the Spirit,

World English Bible

My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

Worrell New Testament

And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power;

Worsley New Testament

And my discourse, and my preaching was not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit and of power;

Youngs Literal Translation

and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power --

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313
Usage: 313

λόγος 
Logos 
Usage: 256

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

κήρυγμα 
Kerugma 
Usage: 6

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

with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

πειθός 
Peithos 
Usage: 1

λόγος 
Logos 
Usage: 256

of man's
ἀνθρώπινος 
Anthropinos 
man's, after the manner of man, of man, common to man, mankind 9
Usage: 7

σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἀπόδειξις 
Apodeixis 
Usage: 1

of the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

Images 1 Corinthians 2:4

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Corinth

3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, 4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.


Cross References

Romans 15:19

in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:20

For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.

1 Corinthians 1:17

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

1 Corinthians 2:1

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.

1 Corinthians 2:13

which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.

2 Peter 1:16

For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

Judges 14:15

Then it came about on the fourth day that they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband, so that he will tell us the riddle, or we will burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us to impoverish us? Is this not so?"

Judges 16:5

The lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, "Entice him, and see where his great strength lies and how we may overpower him that we may bind him to afflict him. Then we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver."

2 Samuel 14:17-20

"Then your maidservant said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king be comforting, for as the angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and evil. And may the LORD your God be with you.'"

2 Samuel 15:2-6

Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And he would say, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel."

1 Kings 22:13-14

Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, "Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably."

2 Chronicles 18:19-21

"The LORD said, 'Who will entice Ahab king of Israel to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one said this while another said that.

Proverbs 7:21

With her many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him.

Proverbs 20:19

He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him."

Ezekiel 13:6

"They see falsehood and lying divination who are saying, 'The LORD declares,' when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope for the fulfillment of their word.

Ezekiel 13:10-11

"It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, 'Peace!' when there is no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash;

John 16:8-15

"And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;

Acts 20:27

"For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.

Acts 26:28

Agrippa replied to Paul, "In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian."

Romans 16:18

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Galatians 1:10

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Colossians 2:4

I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.

1 Peter 1:12

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things into which angels long to look.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,



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