12 February 2017

1 Corinthians 2:6-10


The following is from a new translation of the official Greek Orthodox Text of the Septuagint (LXX) which is an edition of the original text of the Christian Old Testament. I have altered some spellings and added capitalisation where I believe it is warranted in order to convey something divine rather than mundane:

1 Corinthians 2:6-10

When I came to you, brethren, I did not come with excellence of speech or wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. Indeed, I resolved not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of Power, so that your faith would not stand by human wisdom but in the Power of God.

(6) However, we [do] speak Wisdom among those who are full grown; yet it is a wisdom 'not of this world,' nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing. Instead, we speak God's Wisdom in a mystery, the Wisdom that was hidden, which God had foreordained before the ages for our glory, [Wisdom] which none of the rulers of this world recognised. For if they had recognised this Wisdom, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory!  But as it is written: Things which an eye did not see, and an ear did not hear, Which did not enter into the heart of man, These God has prepared for those who love him.  

(10) Yet, God has revealed these things to us through his Spirit, because the Spirit searches all things, yes [even] the deep things of God.

EOB: The Eastern/Greek Orthodox
New Testament
(Septuagint in the Patriarchal Text Edition
of the Greek Orthodox Churches)

Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;
you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.