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

  • Gordon
    1 Cor 2:4 I don't like to hear preaching sounding like the minister is reading from a comontery, The Spirit is the one that should be revealed and make the message seem new every time. I am not blasting comonterys because that is Gods wisdom. But it we should be in touch to revile Gods touch!!
  • Francis
    God is faithful and righteous because he has disigned everything for our owe good.He sent apostle Paul to preach gospel and deliver them from darkness into light and teach us not to bost to our own power.but humble ourselves before the lord.
  • George Boateng
    Without the grace of God n His mercy ,we are empty. It takes His wisdom to understand the words of the spirits.
  • JanenSerebe
    Jesus is the Word,the word is life,wisdom and power therefore a true christian is the only one who can receive wisdom through Christ.
  • Christopher Zambia for verse 5
    faith is believing God that He can do all things in His power.
  • Davison Songore
    We sometimes forget that this world is designed to tempt us and lead us away from the creator

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