1 Corinthians 14:38

“But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if any man bee ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if anyone does not recognize {this,} he is not recognized.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if any man is without knowledge, let him be so.
- Basic English Bible

But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Darby Bible

But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Webster's Bible

But if any one is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- World English Bible

And if ony man vnknowith, he schal be vnknowun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one is ignorant -- let him be ignorant;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:38


14:38 Let him be ignorant - Be it at his own peril.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:38


1Co 14:38 If any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant. If he will be ignorant and obstinate, let him remain so.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14:38

  • Ann Bordelon for verse 38
    Where did the word "still " come from? I have always heard it quoted as such! But I cannot find that! We aren 't suppose to " add to " His Word so I 'd like to know.
  • Vincent for verse 38
    here paul was inphasising that what he is writting everyone should take into account and practise it in all churches around the world
  • Ronald l. collins for verse 38
    many beliefs it is said are good for living but not good for dying.there is one path to heaven. john 14:6. jesus made it clear in luke 17:22-37. look around we see the effects of the words of the book of jude. there is only one preal of great price and few be that fine it.there is only one place to hide behind a bloodly cross. romans3:23, 5:12 6:23 10:3,9,10,11,13.
  • Ronald l. collins for verse 38
    salavation in jesus christ alone. in other words salvation bygrace plus nothing else the thief on the cross is the greatest examble of salavtion. no time for good works,baptism,giving money to good causes,speaking in tonges,confrimed,no person can do any thing but exceptGod's gift,becauseif you add any thing to his gift it nufflied and furstrate the grace of God.jesus time of death on the cross had nothing to do with the thief needing to be baptisted. there has always been only one way to heaven.romans ch.4 ephch.2:8,9 titus ch.3:5,6,7.titus 2:11-15.galatians3:17-18.gal.ch 1:6-12. gal 2:16.gal3:6-9. the thief on the cross the greatest death bed converison of all time.gal3:1-5. my dad heard this message in early 50's on small zenith tv which my preious mother turned on every time this great lover of the gospel preached billy graham. and one sunday he didn't just drop us off he stayed and soon when forward and acceped jesus christ as his own personal saviour. because he already knew what the real purpose of going to church was,because of the hearing of the gospel on that little zenith tv.rlc God bless all those who hear this testimony. RLC

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