1 Corinthians 2:12

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now wee haue receiued, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that wee might know the things that are freely giuen to vs of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But we have not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which comes from God, so that we may have knowledge of the things which are freely given to us by God.
- Basic English Bible

But *we* have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which [is] of God, that we may know the things which have been freely given to us of God:
- Darby Bible

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God.
- Webster's Bible

But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which comes forth from God, that we may know the blessings that have been so freely given to us by God.
- Weymouth Bible

But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might know the things that were freely given to us by God.
- World English Bible

And we han not resseiued the spirit of this world, but the spirit that is of God, that we wite what thingis ben youun to vs of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

And we the spirit of the world did not receive, but the Spirit that [is] of God, that we may know the things conferred by God on us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:12


2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world - This spirit is not properly received; for the men of the world always had it. But Christians receive the Spirit of God, which before they had not.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:12


1Co 2:12 Now we have received . . . the spirit which is of God. We apostles. The Spirit received by all the apostles was not the spirit of the world, but the Holy Spirit which Christ promised them as a guide into all truth (Joh 16:13). Hence they were enabled to know what God imparted freely to them.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 2

  • Brianna vs. 12
    As we align our lives with the Bible and make a dedication to Jehovah God, we are able to receive his spirit. This is a great source of protection to Christians. This allows us to see the world from spiritual perspective, gaining the mind of Christ. Thus we can make decisions that will draw us closer to God, and resist Satan's evil spirit of the world.
  • BSP
    We can't have a good relationship with Jehovah God while manifesting the characteristics of the spirit of the world.
  • Yong soo kim
    Chapter 2:2 is important verse for those who spreading the gospel, precious stone is found ,do not necessarily need to use all the mining tools to recover it again , but we can enjoy among believers by studying the scriptures origins.
    Please read 1 peter ch: 2: 10~ 12. . God bless you.
  • Irene123
    We can fully understand the mind of God - as He has revealed it to us in His Word, but when we get to heaven - there will be so much more we will know of Him; " ... now we see thru a glass darkly, but then face to face."
  • Bruce
    Jesus is The Word,The Bread,The Living Water,The Son of God,My Savior! Only by His Blood is there Salvation:Revelations 1:5 /you will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost and with Fire:Matthew 3:11 / The Spirit will help and guide you--1John 2:27 / only by reading His Word and telling others what He has done,will there be growth and understanding.No man can come to Jesus:John 6:44/2Corinthians 5:17
  • Lala
    God have our backs at all times.

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