Parallel Verses

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;

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 powerful demonstration by the Spirit,

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 message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom [using clever rhetoric], but [they were delivered] in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit [operating through me] and of [His] power [stirring the minds of the listeners and 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.

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:

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 --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
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 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
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 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
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

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 2:4

Images 1 Corinthians 2:4

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 2:4

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Corinth

3 And so far as I myself was concerned, I came to you in conscious feebleness and in fear and in deep anxiety. 4 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; 5 so that your trust might rest not on the wisdom of man but on the power of God.


Cross References

Romans 15:19

with power manifested in signs and marvels, and through the power of the Holy Spirit. But--to speak simply of my own labours--beginning in Jerusalem and the outlying districts, I have proclaimed without reserve, even as far as Illyricum, the Good News of the Christ;

1 Corinthians 4:20

For Apostolic authority is not a thing of words, but of power.

1 Corinthians 1:17

Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the Good News; and not in merely wise words--lest the Cross of Christ should be deprived of its power.

1 Corinthians 2:1

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.

1 Corinthians 2:13

Of these we speak--not in language which man's wisdom teaches us, but in that which the Spirit teaches--adapting, as we do, spiritual words to spiritual truths.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

The Good News that we brought you did not come to you in words only, but also with power and with the Holy Spirit and with much certainty, for you know the sort of men we became among you, as examples for your sakes.

2 Peter 1:16

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16-20

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16-6

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16-14

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16-21

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

2 Peter 1:16-11

For when we made known to you the power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not eagerly following cleverly devised legends, but we had been eye-witnesses of His majesty.

John 16:8-15

And He, when He comes, will convict the world in respect of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; --

Acts 20:27

For I have not shrunk from declaring to you God's whole truth.

Acts 26:28

Agrippa answered, "In brief, you are doing your best to persuade me to become a Christian."

Romans 16:18

For men of that stamp are not bondservants of Christ our Lord, but are slaves to their own appetites; and by their plausible words and their flattery they utterly deceive the minds of the simple.

Galatians 1:10

For is it man's favour or God's that I aspire to? Or am I seeking to please men? If I were still a man-pleaser, I should not be Christ's bondservant.

Colossians 2:4

I say this to prevent your being misled by any one's plausible sophistry.

1 Peter 1:12

To them it was revealed that they were serving not themselves but you, when they foretold the very things which have now been openly declared to you by those who, having been taught by the Holy Spirit which had been sent from Heaven, brought you the Good News. Angels long to stoop and look into these things.

2 Peter 2:18

For, while they pour out their frivolous and arrogant talk, they use earthly cravings--every kind of immorality--as a bait to entrap men who are just escaping from the influence of those who live in error.

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