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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13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom(A) but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[a]

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  1. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Or Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual
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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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