Not lacking in knowledge (2 Cor. 11:6)

“I may be untrained

In speaking,

But not in knowledge.

But in every way,

And in all things,

We have made this

Plainly evident

To you.”

εἰ δὲ καὶ ἰδιώτης τῷ λόγῳ, ἀλλ’ οὐ τῇ γνώσει, ἀλλ’ ἐν παντὶ φανερώσαντες ἐν πᾶσιν εἰς ὑμᾶς.

Paul said, “I may be untrained or unskilled in speaking (εἰ δὲ καὶ ἰδιώτης τῷ λόγῳ), but not in knowledge (ἀλλ’ οὐ τῇ γνώσει).  But in every way (ἀλλ’ ἐν παντὶ), and in all things (ἐν πᾶσιν), we have made this plainly evident (φανερώσαντες) to you (εἰς ὑμᾶς).”  Paul acknowledged that he was not a good speaker.  He had not been trained in public speaking.  However, they could not say that about his knowledge.  He was a Jewish Pharisee scholar to whom Jesus Christ, the risen one, had appeared to.  Both his lack of speaking skills and is greater knowledge about Jesus Christ was plain to see to everyone anywhere he went.  He was not hiding anything.  He was clear about his abilities, knowledgeable but not a great speaker, much like another great Jewish leader, Moses, who also was not a great orator.  Are you a good speaker?

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