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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Verse 1
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.


when
Acts 18:1-4
with
4,13; 1:17; Exodus 4:10; Jeremiah 1:6,7; Romans 16:18; 2 Corinthians 10:10; 11:6
the testimony
1:6; Isaiah 8:20; Acts 20:21; 22:18; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Timothy 1:11; 2 Timothy 1:8; 1 John 4:14; 5:11-13; Revelation 1:2,9; 19:10

Verse 2
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
not
1:22-25; John 17:3; Galatians 3:1; 6:14; Philippians 3:8-10

Verse 3
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4:10-13; Acts 17:1,6-12; 20:18,19; 2 Corinthians 4:1,7-12,16; 6:4; 7:5; 10:1,10; 2 Corinthians 11:29,30; 12:5-10; 13:4; Galatians 4:13,14

Verse 4
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
my speech
Acts 20:27
not
1,13; 1:17; Judges 14:15; 16:5; 2 Samuel 14:17-20; 15:2-6; 1 Kings 22:13,14; 2 Chronicles 18:19-21; Proverbs 7:21; 20:19; Jeremiah 20:10; Ezekiel 13:6,10,11; Romans 16:18; Colossians 2:4; 2 Peter 1:16; 2:18
enticing
or, persuasible.
Acts 26:28; Galatians 1:10
but
4:20; John 16:8-15; Romans 15:19; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Peter 1:12

Verse 5
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
stand
Gr. be. but.
1:17; 3:6; Acts 16:14; 2 Corinthians 4:7; 6:7

Verse 6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
them
14:20; *Gr:; Job 1:1; Psalms 37:37; Matthew 5:48; 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
1,13; 1:18,19; Luke 16:8; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; James 3:15
of the
8; Job 12:19,21; Psalms 2:1-6; Isaiah 19:11-13; 40:23; Acts 4:25-28
come
1:28; Psalms 33:10

Verse 7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
even
Psalms 78:2; Isaiah 48:6,7; Matthew 11:25; 13:35; Romans 16:25,26; Ephesians 1:4; 3:4-9; Colossians 1:26,27; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 1:11; Revelation 13:8
unto
1 Peter 5:1,10; 2 Peter 1:3

Verse 8
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
none
6; 1:26-28; Matthew 11:25; John 7:48
for
Luke 23:34; John 3:19-21; 8:19; 9:39-41; 12:40-43; 15:22-25; 16:3; Acts 3:17; 13:27; 2 Corinthians 3:14; 1 Timothy 1:13
the Lord
Psalms 24:7-10; Acts 3:16,17; 7:2; James 2:1

Verse 9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
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; 25:34; Hebrews 11:16
them
Romans 8:28; James 1:12; 2:5; 1 John 4:19

Verse 10
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
God
14:30; Amos 3:7; Matthew 11:25-27; 13:11; 16:17; Luke 2:26; 10:21; Ephesians 3:3,5; 1 Peter 1:12; Revelation 1:1
by
Isaiah 48:16; 59:21; John 14:26; 16:13; 1 John 2:20,27
the Spirit
11; 12:8-11; Romans 8:26,27
the deep
Job 12:22; Psalms 92:5,6; Daniel 2:22; Romans 11:33-36

Verse 11
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
what
Proverbs 14:10; 20:5,27; Jeremiah 17:9
even
10; Romans 11:33,34

Verse 12
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
not
6; Romans 8:1,5,6; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; James 4:5; 1 John 4:4,5; 5:19; Revelation 12:9
but
Romans 8:15,16
that
3:22; John 16:14,15; Romans 8:32; 1 John 2:20,27; 5:20; Revelation 22:6

Verse 13
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
not
4; 1:17; 2 Peter 1:16
but
12:1-3; 14:2; Luke 12:12; Acts 2:4; 1 Peter 1:12
comparing
Or, as Bishop Pearce renders, "explaining [ ()] spiritual things to spiritual men," [ ()]
spirtual things
14; 9:11; 10:3-5; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16

Verse 14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
the natural man
[psuchikos (yuxiko/v)] the animal man, one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal passions; for [ ()] means the inferior and sensual part of man, in opposition to the [ ()] understanding, or [pneuma (pneu=ma)] the spirit.
15:44,46; James 3:15; Jude 1:19; *Gr:
receiveth
Matthew 13:11-17; 16:23; John 3:3-6; 8:43; 10:26,27; 12:37; Romans 8:5-8
the things
12; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:8-15
they
1:18,23; John 8:51,52; 10:20; Acts 17:18,32; 18:15; 25:19; 26:24,25
neither
Proverbs 14:6; John 5:44; 6:44,45; Acts 16:14; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; 1 John 2:20,27; 5:20; Jude 1:19

Verse 15
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
he that
3:1; 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 4:13,14; Philippians 1:10; *Gr:; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; Hebrews 5:14; 1 John 4:1
yet
4:5; 2 Samuel 12:16-23; Acts 15:1-5; 16:3; Galatians 2:3-5
judged
or, discerned.

Verse 16
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
who
Job 15:8; 22:2; 40:2; Isaiah 40:13,14; Jeremiah 23:18; Romans 11:34
may
Gr. shall. But.
John 15:15; 16:13-16; 17:6-8; Genesis 1:12; Ephesians 3:3,4


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=1co&chapter=002>.  

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