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 2:9

  • Linda Easley for verse 9
    It's a wonderful promise and I have seen God work in my life to give me some of those things that my eye had not seen, nor my ear heard, neither did it ever enter into my heart the amazing provision from my loving wonderful Father in Heaven through His son Jesus Christ Our Lord.
  • Demetrius for verse 9
    There is no doubt the promises attached to this verse can 't be compared money or any material gain. Ignorance has a way of keeping you around your destiny but the Holy Spirit has a way of revealing it to you.
  • MockingBird for verse 9
    We have now the earnest of the Spirit : That is a down payment with payment in full to come at His return : From time to time Spirit of God is so manifestly wide open at times I believe that I am already in heaven with my Lord : If I see the down payment as so unspeakable and full of Glory : no wonder we need a glorified body to be IN the very presence of God for eternity : Oh !! Glory what a time such as this :
  • Margaret davis for verse 9
    This scripture excites me but also causes me to pause......how important it is for us to draw close to the Holy Spirit who will give us great revelation of the things of God!
  • LARPEI TIMOTHY for verse 9
    Another infinite power of our creator.Do christians really thirst for such things? I am not sure of myself.God Help us crave and yearn for your devine promises.May we always Truly hunger and Thirst for things Above as stated by paul in his letters to the colossians in chapter 3.
  • Winnie ngare for verse 9
    God is wonderful indeed, i still cant tell why He loves us this much... no words can explain what awaits us home