yet not in knowledge ---but we have been fully manifested among you in all things.
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in fine speech, least the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
when ye read it, ye may perceive my knowledge in the mystery of Christ,)
but have rejected shameful disguises, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth, recommending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.
Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men: but if not, we are manifest unto God, and I hope we are also manifested to your consciences:
For, since in the wisdom of God the world by it's wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by what they called the folly of preaching to save those that believe.
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:
which we also speak of, not in words dictated by human wisdom, but in those which are dictated by the holy Spirit; explaining spiritual things by spiritual words.
Receive us---we have injured no man, we have corrupted no one, we have over-reached no one.
for his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
and account the long-suffering of our Lord salvation, as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, hath written unto you;