And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom(A) as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.[a]

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  1. 1 Corinthians 2:1 Some manuscripts proclaimed to you God’s mystery
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My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words,(A) but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,(B)

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17 For Christ did not send me to baptize,(A) but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom(B) and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

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