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I Corinthians 2

1 And I having come to you, brothers, came not according to excellence of word or wisdom declaring to you the mystery of1 God. 2 For I did not judge to know anything among you except Jesus Christ, and this [one] crucified. 3 And I in weakness and in fear and in much trembling came to be with you, 4 and my words and my proclamation [were] not in persuasive wise words, but in proof2 of spirit and power, 5 in order that your belief not be in [the] wisdom of men but in [the] power of God. 6 For we speak wisdom among the complete3, but [a] wisdom not of this eternity, nor of the rulers of this eternity [who are] being nullified. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in [the] mystery, the hidden [thing] that God predestined before this eternity for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this eternity have known, for if they had known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But just as it is written:
Eye has not seen and ear has not heard
And it has not arisen upon [the] heart of man
As much as the Lord has prepared for those agape-loving him.

10 But God has revealed [it] to us through his spirit, for the spirit examines everything, even the deep [things] of God. 11 For who of men has known the [things] of man except the spirit of man [that is] in him? Thus also has no one known the [things] of God except the spirit of God. 12 So we have not received the spirit of the world but the spirit from God, in order that we know the [things] graced to us by God. 13 And what we teach is not in the words which man's wisdom taught, but in which [the] spirit taught, [we] comparing spiritual [things] with spiritual. 14 But the psyche-life-ish4 man does not accept the [things] of the spirit of God, for it is foolishness to him, and he is not able to know that they are spiritually appraised5. 15 But the spiritual [man] appraises6 everything, but he himself is appraised7 by no one. 16 For who has known [the] mind of [the] Lord, or who has counseled him? But we have [the] mind of Christ.

1"mystery of" p46ℵ; "testimony [about]"BD K

2or "demonstration"

3or "mature", "perfect"

4from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

5or "examined", "discerned"

6or "examines", "discerns"

7or "examined", "discerned"