1Co 2:4. Λόγος, speech) in private.-κήρυγμα, preaching) in public.-πειθοῖς) enticing, a very appropriate term, to which the antithesis is in demonstration. Didymus quotes this passage, Lib. 2 de Spir. S. Jerome translates πειθοῖς λόγοις, with persuasions, so that there should be an apposition, πειθοῖς λόγοις [πειθοῖς being regarded as a noun]. It comes in this view from πειθὼ, to which πειθή is a kindred form. Hesychius has πειθή, πεισμονὴ, πίστις.-σοφίας, of wisdom) He explains in the following verses, what the wisdom is, of which the speeches and arguments are to be set aside.
 Cod. Amiat. of Vulg. reads “persuasione verbi.” Other old MSS. “persuasibilibus verbis.”-ED.