1 Corinthians 2:11

“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For what man knoweth the things of a man, saue the spirit of man which is in him? Euen so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For who among men knows the {thoughts} of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the {thoughts} of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For who has knowledge of the things of a man but the spirit of the man which is in him? in the same way, no one has knowledge of the things of God but the Spirit of God.
- Basic English Bible

For who of men hath known the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? thus also the things of God knows no one except the Spirit of God.
- Darby Bible

For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
- Webster's Bible

For, among human beings, who knows a man's inner thoughts except the man's own spirit within him? In the same way, also, only God's Spirit is acquainted with God's inner thoughts.
- Weymouth Bible

For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so, no one knows the things of God, except God's Spirit.
- World English Bible

And who of men woot, what thingis ben of man, but the spirit of man that is in hym? So what thingis ben of God, no man knowith, but the spirit of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for who of men hath known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that [is] in him? so also the things of God no one hath known, except the Spirit of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:11


2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man - All the inmost recesses of his mind; although men are all of one nature, and so may the more easily know one another. So the things of God knoweth no one but the Spirit - Who, consequently, is God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:11


1Co 2:11 For what man knoweth, etc. A man's spirit knows all his secrets, though these are unknown to another man. So God's Spirit knows the Divine secrets, and imparts these wherever he dwells in full measure as the Spirit of Knowledge.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 2

  • Alito George
    l Cor2:9 is an amazing verse with lots of hiden treasures, that no physical eye can see. The inspirational Image has illuminated my whole life. Iam thinking, what if these things were reveald to the sons and daughters of men, would rebelion against God continue on earth? well, it's a million dollar question. However, I feel so much hambled by this scripture.Isiah 64:4 reads -For since the beginning of the world men have not heared nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, besides you, what he has prepared for him that waits for him.I pray that our Hravenly Father YAHWEH THE ELOHIM of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob opens my eyes that i may see the wonderful truths in His Laws. Thak you FATHER in in YAHUSHUA'S name, AMEN.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    God knows the best plan for us not matter the circumstance around us.He always make a way for us at all times
  • J w morgan
    this world no longer for me I gave it up a piece at a time until his glory I could clearly see now I spend little time away from listening for the lord of glory the creeper of my soul not spending much energy on this world any morep
  • Juan Ramos
    It is an example of the way church members should think about how to work for the Lord in spirit and not by the flesh.
  • BSP
    We can fully understand the perfect mind of God, but we do have the living example of Jesus in God's word found in the Bible.
  • Ernest ikechuks Ani
    The preacher is concern about their spiritual state "For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified."

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