CLV(i) 1 And I, coming to you, brethren, came not with superiority of word or of wisdom, announcing to you the testimony of God, 2 for I decide not to perceive anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 And I came to be with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, 4 and my word and my heralding were not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but with demonstration of spirit and of power, 5 that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 6 Yet wisdom are we speaking among the mature, yet a wisdom not of this eon, neither of the chief men of this eon, who are being discarded, 7 but we are speaking God's wisdom in a secret, wisdom which has been concealed, which God designates before - before the eons, for our glory, 8 which not one of the chief men of this eon knows, for if they know, they would not crucify the Lord of glory." 9 But, according as it is written, That which the eye did not perceive, and the ear did not hear, and to which the heart of man did not ascend - whatever God makes ready for those who are loving Him." 10 Yet to us God reveals them through His spirit, for the spirit is searching all, even the depths of God." 11 For is any of humanity acquainted with that which is human except the spirit of humanity which is in it? Thus also, that which is of God no one knows, except the spirit of God." 12 Now we obtained, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, that we may be perceiving that which is being graciously given to us by God, 13 which we are speaking also, not with words taught by human wisdom, but with those taught by the spirit, matching spiritual blessings with spiritual words." 14 Now the soulish man is not receiving those things which are of the spirit of God, for they are stupidity to him, and he is not able to know them, seeing that they are spiritually examined." 15 Now he who is spiritual is, indeed, examining all, yet he is being examined by no one." 16 For who knew the mind of the Lord? Who will be deducing from Him? Yet we have the mind of Christ.