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1 Corinthians 2

Introduction

Overview

1 Corinthians 2:1, He declares that his preaching, though it bring not excellency of speech, or of human wisdom, yet consists in the power of God; 1 Corinthians 2:6, and so far excels the wisdom of this world, and human sense, that the natural man cannot understand it.

Verse 1

when: Acts 18:1-4

with: 1 Corinthians 2:4, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 1 Corinthians 1:17, Exodus 4:10, Jeremiah 1:6, Jeremiah 1:7, Romans 16:18, 2 Corinthians 10:10, 2 Corinthians 11:6

the testimony: 1 Corinthians 1:6, Isaiah 8:20, Acts 20:21, Acts 22:18, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Timothy 1:11, 2 Timothy 1:8, 1 John 4:14, 1 John 5:11-13, Revelation 1:2, Revelation 1:9, Revelation 19:10

Reciprocal: Acts 18:24 - an Acts 24:1 - orator 1 Corinthians 2:6 - not 2 Corinthians 6:6 - knowledge 2 Timothy 4:3 - having 2 Peter 1:16 - we have Revelation 7:5 - tribe of Juda Revelation 12:17 - and have

Verse 2

not: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25, John 17:3, Galatians 3:1, Galatians 6:14, Philippians 3:8-10

Reciprocal: Exodus 38:7 - to bear it withal Acts 5:42 - preach Acts 8:5 - preached Acts 8:35 - preached Acts 11:20 - preaching Acts 18:24 - an Romans 1:16 - I am Romans 16:25 - and the 1 Corinthians 1:6 - the 1 Corinthians 1:18 - the preaching 1 Corinthians 1:23 - we 1 Corinthians 15:1 - I declare 1 Corinthians 15:11 - General 2 Corinthians 2:1 - I determined 2 Corinthians 4:5 - Christ 2 Corinthians 6:6 - knowledge Galatians 2:2 - communicated 1 Thessalonians 1:5 - what 1 Peter 1:25 - this Revelation 7:5 - tribe of Juda

Verse 3

1 Corinthians 4:10-13, Acts 17:1, Acts 17:6-12, Acts 20:18, Acts 20:19, 2 Corinthians 4:1, 2 Corinthians 4:7-12, 2 Corinthians 4:16, 2 Corinthians 6:4, 2 Corinthians 7:5, 2 Corinthians 10:1, 2 Corinthians 10:10, 2 Corinthians 11:29, 2 Corinthians 11:30, 2 Corinthians 12:5-10, 2 Corinthians 13:4, Galatians 4:13, Galatians 4:14

Reciprocal: Luke 8:47 - she came 1 Corinthians 1:26 - that Ephesians 6:5 - with Philippians 2:12 - with 1 Thessalonians 2:7 - we

Verse 4

my speech: Acts 20:27

not: 1 Corinthians 2:1, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 1 Corinthians 1:17, Judges 14:15, Judges 16:5, 2 Samuel 14:17-20, 2 Samuel 15:2-6, 1 Kings 22:13, 1 Kings 22:14, 2 Chronicles 18:19-21, Proverbs 7:21, Proverbs 20:19, Jeremiah 20:10, Ezekiel 13:6, Ezekiel 13:10, Ezekiel 13:11, Romans 16:18, Colossians 2:4, 2 Peter 1:16, 2 Peter 2:18

enticing: or, persuasible, Acts 26:28, Galatians 1:10

but: 1 Corinthians 4:20, John 16:8-15, Romans 15:19, 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 1 Peter 1:12

Reciprocal: Judges 7:2 - too many Micah 3:8 - I am Zechariah 4:6 - Not Mark 16:20 - the Lord Luke 4:32 - General John 4:41 - because Acts 6:10 - the spirit Acts 24:1 - orator Romans 1:16 - for it is 2 Corinthians 1:12 - not 2 Corinthians 6:6 - by the 2 Corinthians 6:7 - the power 2 Corinthians 10:10 - but Colossians 4:4 - as 1 Thessalonians 2:4 - not 2 Timothy 1:7 - but 2 Timothy 4:3 - having

Verse 5

stand: Gr. be

but: 1 Corinthians 1:17, 1 Corinthians 3:6, Acts 16:14, 2 Corinthians 4:7, 2 Corinthians 6:7

Reciprocal: Judges 7:2 - too many Zechariah 4:6 - Not Mark 16:20 - the Lord Luke 4:32 - General John 4:41 - because 2 Corinthians 1:12 - not 2 Corinthians 10:4 - mighty Colossians 4:4 - as 1 Thessalonians 1:5 - but 1 Thessalonians 2:4 - not

Verse 6

them: 1 Corinthians 14:20,*Gr: Job 1:1, Psalms 37:37, Matthew 5:48, Matthew 19:21, 2 Corinthians 13:11, Ephesians 4:11-13, Philippians 3:12-15, Colossians 4:12, Hebrews 5:14, James 3:2, 1 Peter 5:10

not: 1 Corinthians 2:1, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 1 Corinthians 1:19, Luke 16:8, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2, James 3:15

of the: 1 Corinthians 2:8, Job 12:19, Job 12:21, Psalms 2:1-6, Isaiah 19:11-13, Isaiah 40:23, Acts 4:25-28

come: 1 Corinthians 1:28, Psalms 33:10

Reciprocal: Job 28:20 - General Psalms 146:4 - his thoughts Proverbs 2:7 - layeth Proverbs 8:6 - for Jeremiah 3:15 - which shall Amos 5:5 - come Matthew 11:25 - because Matthew 23:34 - and wise Luke 10:21 - thou hast John 11:49 - Ye 1 Corinthians 2:12 - not 1 Corinthians 3:1 - as unto spiritual 1 Corinthians 3:19 - the wisdom 1 Corinthians 4:19 - but 1 Corinthians 12:8 - is given Ephesians 3:4 - ye may Philippians 3:15 - as Colossians 1:28 - in all Colossians 2:3 - In whom 1 Timothy 6:20 - oppositions 2 Timothy 2:15 - rightly James 1:4 - perfect and James 3:17 - the wisdom

Verse 7

even: Psalms 78:2, Isaiah 48:6, Isaiah 48:7, Matthew 11:25, Matthew 13:35, Romans 16:25, Romans 16:26, Ephesians 1:4, Ephesians 3:4-9, Colossians 1:26, Colossians 1:27, 2 Timothy 1:9, 1 Peter 1:11, Revelation 13:8

unto: 1 Peter 5:1, 1 Peter 5:10, 2 Peter 1:3

Reciprocal: Joshua 6:17 - accursed Job 28:21 - hid Job 32:9 - Great Proverbs 2:7 - layeth Proverbs 8:6 - for Jeremiah 33:3 - mighty Matthew 13:11 - mysteries Luke 8:10 - Unto Luke 10:21 - revealed John 3:12 - heavenly 1 Corinthians 4:1 - mysteries 1 Corinthians 14:2 - howbeit 1 Corinthians 15:51 - I show Ephesians 1:8 - in Ephesians 3:9 - beginning Ephesians 3:10 - manifold Ephesians 6:19 - the mystery 1 Timothy 3:16 - the mystery Hebrews 2:10 - glory James 3:15 - but James 3:17 - the wisdom

Verse 8

none: 1 Corinthians 2:6, 1 Corinthians 1:26-28, Matthew 11:25, John 7:48

for: Luke 23:34, John 3:19-21, John 8:19, John 9:39-41, John 12:40-43, John 15:22-25, John 16:3, Acts 3:17, Acts 13:27, 2 Corinthians 3:14, 1 Timothy 1:13

the Lord: Psalms 24:7-10, Acts 3:16, Acts 3:17, Acts 7:2, James 2:1

Reciprocal: Job 32:9 - Great John 1:10 - knew John 4:1 - the Lord John 15:21 - because John 16:14 - for Ephesians 1:17 - the Father

Verse 9

eye: This passage is not taken from the LXX, nor is an exact translation of the Hebrew; but it gives the general sense. Isaiah 64:4, John 3:16, 1 Peter 1:12

the things: Psalms 31:19, Matthew 20:23, Matthew 25:34, Hebrews 11:16

them: Romans 8:28, James 1:12, James 2:5, 1 John 4:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:32 - established by 1 Kings 10:7 - I believed 2 Chronicles 9:6 - the one half Job 11:6 - show thee Job 15:8 - the secret Psalms 5:11 - love Song of Solomon 7:13 - I have Isaiah 48:6 - showed Isaiah 66:8 - hath heard Daniel 2:19 - was Daniel 2:22 - revealeth Matthew 13:11 - Because Matthew 13:44 - like Matthew 16:17 - but Matthew 19:29 - every Luke 12:37 - that John 6:63 - the words John 15:15 - all Romans 8:17 - heirs of 1 Corinthians 8:3 - love 1 Corinthians 13:9 - General 2 Corinthians 4:17 - far Galatians 1:11 - that Galatians 1:16 - reveal Ephesians 3:3 - by Ephesians 3:8 - unsearchable Ephesians 3:20 - exceeding 2 Timothy 4:8 - that love 1 John 3:2 - it 1 John 4:16 - we

Verse 10

God: 1 Corinthians 14:30, Amos 3:7, Matthew 11:25-27, Matthew 13:11, Matthew 16:17, Luke 2:26, Luke 10:21, Ephesians 3:3, Ephesians 3:5, 1 Peter 1:12, Revelation 1:1

by: Isaiah 48:16, Isaiah 59:21, John 14:26, John 16:13, 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27

the Spirit: 1 Corinthians 2:11, 1 Corinthians 12:8-11, Romans 8:26, Romans 8:27

the deep: Job 12:22, Psalms 92:5, Psalms 92:6, Daniel 2:22, Romans 11:33-36

Reciprocal: Job 11:7 - Canst Job 32:8 - the inspiration Isaiah 54:13 - all Isaiah 64:4 - have not Daniel 2:19 - was Daniel 12:10 - but the wise Matthew 13:44 - like 1 Corinthians 14:2 - howbeit 2 Corinthians 10:14 - we stretch not Galatians 1:11 - that Ephesians 1:9 - made Ephesians 1:17 - revelation 1 Thessalonians 4:8 - who Revelation 2:7 - let him

Verse 11

what: Proverbs 14:10, Proverbs 20:5, Proverbs 20:27, Jeremiah 17:9

even: 1 Corinthians 2:10, Romans 11:33, Romans 11:34

Reciprocal: Matthew 12:25 - Jesus John 3:8 - wind 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - Prove

Verse 12

not: 1 Corinthians 2:6, Romans 8:1, Romans 8:5, Romans 8:6, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2, James 4:5, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 4:5, 1 John 5:19, Revelation 12:9

but: Romans 8:15, Romans 8:16

that: 1 Corinthians 3:22, John 16:14, John 16:15, Romans 8:32, 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27, 1 John 5:20, Revelation 22:6

Reciprocal: Numbers 11:17 - I will take Ezra 10:11 - and from the Jeremiah 3:15 - which shall Micah 3:8 - I am Zechariah 4:5 - No John 3:5 - and of John 3:27 - A man 1 Corinthians 2:14 - the things Colossians 1:27 - whom Colossians 2:2 - understanding 1 John 4:6 - We are 1 John 4:13 - General Revelation 21:6 - freely Revelation 22:17 - freely

Verse 13

not: 1 Corinthians 2:4, 1 Corinthians 1:17, 2 Peter 1:16

but: 1 Corinthians 12:1-3, 1 Corinthians 14:2, Luke 12:12, Acts 2:4, 1 Peter 1:12

comparing: Or, as Bishop Pearce renders, explaining ףץדךסיםןםפוע [Strong's G4793] spiritual things to spiritual men," נםוץלבפיךןיע [Strong's G4152].

spiritual things: 1 Corinthians 2:14, 1 Corinthians 9:11, 1 Corinthians 10:3-5, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 8:1 - as the Isaiah 11:3 - and he shall not Jeremiah 3:15 - which shall Micah 3:8 - I am Mark 13:11 - but John 14:26 - Holy Ghost Acts 26:24 - Paul Romans 1:14 - both to 1 Corinthians 1:26 - that 1 Corinthians 2:6 - not 2 Corinthians 1:12 - not 2 Corinthians 11:6 - rude 2 Peter 3:15 - according 1 John 2:27 - but

Verse 14

the natural man: רץקיךןע [Strong's G5591], the animal man, one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal passions; for רץקח [Strong's G5590] means the inferior and sensual part of man, in opposition to the םןץע [Strong's G3563] understanding, or נםוץלב [Strong's G4151], the spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:44, 1 Corinthians 15:46, James 3:15, Jude 1:19,*Gr.

receiveth: Matthew 13:11-17, Matthew 16:23, John 3:3-6, John 8:43, John 10:26, John 10:27, John 12:37, Romans 8:5-8

the things: 1 Corinthians 2:12, John 14:26, John 15:26, John 16:8-15

they: 1 Corinthians 1:18, 1 Corinthians 1:23, John 8:51, John 8:52, John 10:20, Acts 17:18, Acts 17:32, Acts 18:15, Acts 25:19, Acts 26:24, Acts 26:25

neither: Proverbs 14:6, John 5:44, John 6:44, John 6:45, Acts 16:14, 2 Corinthians 4:4-6, 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27, 1 John 5:20, Jude 1:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:28 - foolishly 2 Samuel 6:16 - despised 2 Samuel 14:17 - to discern 1 Kings 3:9 - discern 1 Kings 22:13 - Behold now 2 Kings 5:11 - Behold 1 Chronicles 15:29 - she despised 2 Chronicles 18:12 - Behold Psalms 25:14 - secret Psalms 92:6 - A brutish Proverbs 8:9 - General Proverbs 24:7 - too Proverbs 28:5 - General Ecclesiastes 8:5 - a wise Isaiah 8:16 - among Amos 7:12 - eat Matthew 6:23 - If Matthew 11:6 - whosoever Luke 7:23 - General Luke 7:35 - General John 1:5 - General John 3:4 - How John 4:11 - thou hast John 4:15 - give John 6:52 - How John 7:36 - Ye shall John 8:37 - because John 10:6 - they understood not John 14:17 - whom Acts 17:20 - strange Romans 8:7 - neither 1 Corinthians 2:13 - spiritual things 1 Corinthians 3:1 - as unto carnal 1 Corinthians 4:10 - are fools 2 Corinthians 5:14 - because Colossians 3:3 - hid 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - Prove Hebrews 5:14 - to discern Revelation 2:17 - saving Revelation 14:3 - no

Verse 15

he that: 1 Corinthians 3:1, 1 Corinthians 14:37, Galatians 6:1, Colossians 1:9

judgeth: or, discerneth, 2 Samuel 14:17, 1 Kings 3:9-11, Psalms 25:14, Proverbs 28:5, Ecclesiastes 8:5, John 7:17, Ephesians 4:13, Ephesians 4:14, Philippians 1:10,*Gr: 1 Thessalonians 5:21, Hebrews 5:14, 1 John 4:1

yet: 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Samuel 12:16-23, Acts 15:1-5, Acts 16:3, Galatians 2:3-5

judged: or, discerned

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:29 - General 2 Samuel 12:21 - What thing 2 Kings 18:22 - whose high places Nehemiah 6:12 - I perceived Job 34:3 - the ear Proverbs 8:9 - General Isaiah 36:7 - is it not Matthew 16:23 - thou savourest Mark 2:16 - How Luke 7:35 - General John 7:8 - I go not John 8:15 - judge John 11:31 - She goeth 1 Corinthians 4:3 - it is 1 Corinthians 14:24 - he is convinced Colossians 1:28 - in all 1 John 2:20 - and ye

Verse 16

who: Job 15:8, Job 22:2, Job 40:2, Isaiah 40:13, Isaiah 40:14, Jeremiah 23:18, Romans 11:34

may: Gr. shall

But: John 15:15, John 16:13-16, John 17:6-8, Genesis 1:12, Ephesians 3:3, Ephesians 3:4

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:29 - secret Job 11:7 - Canst Job 21:22 - teach Job 36:23 - Who hath Isaiah 40:28 - no searching Daniel 4:35 - What John 7:8 - I go not 2 Corinthians 6:6 - knowledge

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-corinthians-2.html.