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

  • Ray321
    Apostle Paul was lead by Jesus. Man on earth did not teach Paul. Jesus thru the Holy Spirit guided Paul's writings. 1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: Paul was a CHOSEN vessel for Jesus to reach out to Gentiles. Paul is a man of God for the will of Jesus Christ.
  • Steve morrow
    establishment / scholarship / books --- TRUTH / DISCIPLESHIP / BIBLE 1 CORINTHIANS 2:5 THAT YOUR FAITH SHOULD NOT STAND IN THE WISDOM OF MEN BUT IN THE POWER OF GOD
    ECCLESIATES 8:4 WHERE THE WORD OF A KING IS THERE IS POWER AND WHO MAY SAY UNTO HIM WHAT DOEST THOU***JOHN 7:17 IF ANY MAN WILL --- DO HIS WILL ---HE SHALL KNOW OF THE DOCTRINE WHETHER IT BE OF GOD OR WHETHER I SPEAK OF MYSELF***
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? The Holy Spirit lives in the Saved child of God, there for we are in the body of Jesus waiting for it to get filled. I can't wait for to meet Jesus in the clouds, that will be the best ride of my Life. Praise the Lord .
  • 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.