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

  • 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."