1 Corinthians 2:16

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For who hath knowen the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we haue the mind of Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For who has knowledge of the mind of the Lord, so as to be his teacher? But we have the mind of Christ.
- Basic English Bible

For who has known the mind of [the] Lord, who shall instruct him? But *we* have the mind of Christ.
- Darby Bible

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For who has penetrated the mind of the Lord, and will instruct Him? But *we* have the mind of Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have Christ's mind.
- World English Bible

As it is writun, And who knew the wit of the Lord, or who tauyte hym? And we han the wit of Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for who did know the mind of the Lord that he shall instruct Him? and we -- we have the mind of Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:16


2:16 Who - What natural man. We - Spiritual men; apostles in particular. Have - Know, understand. The mind of Christ - Concerning the whole plan of gospel salvation. #Isaiah 40:13


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 2:16


1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? etc. No man, not even the most spiritual, knows the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him. If there was such a one, he, and he only, might instruct those who have the mind of Christ. Two things are learned from this chapter: (1) There is a divine wisdom or philosophy. (2) This divine wisdom, or mystery, is an absurdity or perplexity to the world, but the wisdom of God to the saints.

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.