5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God's power.

Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 2:5

King James Version

5 That your faith should not stand stand: Gr. be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

English Standard Version

5 that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

The Message

5 which made it clear that your life of faith is a response to God's power, not to some fancy mental or emotional footwork by me or anyone else.

New King James Version

5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

New Living Translation

5 I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:5

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

(Read 1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

Christ, in his person, and offices, and sufferings, is the sum and substance of the gospel, and ought to be the great subject of a gospel minister's preaching, but not so as to leave out other parts of God's revealed truth and will. Paul preached the whole counsel of God. Few know the fear and trembling of faithful ministers, from a deep sense of their own weakness They know how insufficient they are, and are fearful for themselves. When nothing but Christ crucified is plainly preached, the success must be entirely from Divine power accompanying the word, and thus men are brought to believe, to the salvation of their souls.