1 Corinthians 2:9

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as it is written, Eye hath not seene, nor eare heard, neither haue entred into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that loue him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but just as it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND {which} HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but as it is written, Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And `which' entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But as it says in the holy Writings, Things which the eye saw not, and which had not come to the ears or into the heart of man, such things as God has made ready for those who have love for him.
- Basic English Bible

but according as it is written, Things which eye has not seen, and ear not heard, and which have not come into man's heart, which God has prepared for them that love him,
- Darby Bible

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
- Webster's Bible

But--to use the words of Scripture--we speak of things which eye has not seen nor ear heard, and which have never entered the heart of man: all that God has in readiness for them that love Him.
- Weymouth Bible

But as it is written, "Things which an eye didn't see, and an ear didn't hear, which didn't enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him."
- World English Bible

But as it is writun, That iye say not, ne eere herde, nether it stiede in to herte of man, what thingis God arayede to hem that louen hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

but, according as it hath been written, `What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him --'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:9


2:9 But this ignorance of theirs fulfils what is written concerning the blessings of the Messiah's kingdom. No natural man hath either seen, heard, or known, the things which God hath prepared, saith the prophet, for them that love him. #Isaiah 64:4|


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:9


1Co 2:9 As it is written. See Isa 54:4. There was no human conception, as shown by the prophet, of the glory to be revealed in the mystery of the gospel. And indeed that glory is still beyond the power of mere human conception.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 2

  • 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.
  • Mockingbird
    Who am I that I may instruct the Lord : his wisdom and knowledge surpasses all that I myself know : And at the same time I have the mind of Christ and I have an unction from the Holy one and know all things from the Spirit of God. I am lifted up !!! Praise God to His standards !!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Its so very simple and all of it is all there. Full Restoration is truly forthcoming. Glory to God Almighty Yahweh in and through His Son, our Blessed Lord, Savior and near future Majesty King to come, Christ Yeshua Jesus, Glory Amen and Amen. Shalom Israel Zion indeed. The Day of the Lord is Truly at hand, Amen. Elijah is neigh at hand. Come Lord Yeshua Jesus, Glory Amen and Amen indeed. Shalom.
  • 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."
  • George Boateng
    Without the grace of God n His mercy ,we are empty. It takes His wisdom to understand the words of the spirits.
  • Davison Songore
    We sometimes forget that this world is designed to tempt us and lead us away from the creator