1 Corinthians 8:2

“And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if any man thinke that hee knoweth any thing, hee knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he ought to know;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If anyone seems to himself to have knowledge, so far he has not the right sort of knowledge about anything;
- Basic English Bible

If any one think he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know [it].
- Darby Bible

And if any man thinketh that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
- Webster's Bible

If any one imagines that he already possesses any true knowledge, he has as yet attained to no knowledge of the kind to which he ought to have attained;
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he doesn't yet know as he ought to know.
- World English Bible

But if ony man gessith, that he kan ony thing, he hath not yit knowe hou it bihoueth hym to kunne.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one doth think to know anything, he hath not yet known anything according as it behoveth [him] to know;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:2


8:2 If any man think he knoweth any thing - Aright, unless so far he is taught by God. He knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know - Seeing there is no true knowledge without divine love.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:2


1Co 8:2 If any man think that he knoweth any thing, etc. If he is inflated with a sense of knowledge, he has not got on the right track for true knowledge. Humility is essential.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 8

  • BSP
    Verse 3: If a person truly loves God, by obeying his commandments, this one is truly known and acknowledged by God.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. I want to thank the Father for the Holy Spirit that lives inside me and guiding me when I read the Bible. I also pray that I don't hurt anybody by word of wisdom of myself, for I know it will go against Christ. Peace
  • A disciple
    Just because someone points out something [that's true] doesn't make him unloving or impatient! If I didn't care about the well being and spiritual safety of my brothers and sisters in the Lord, I wouldn't say anything! The more we mature in the Lord, the more we should be able to discern right and wrong spirits, and the faster will the alarms go off when something false or evil is near. Peace!
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. sometimes we need to have patience and listen to God's word, rather then do something to offend a brother or sister in Christ. Not everyone is going to know the whole Bible, therefore we must have patience with others with Love. The Holy Spirit will guide us in truth. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 8:6 BUT TO US THERE IS BUT ONE GOD THE FATHER OF WHOM ARE --- ALL THINGS --- AND WE IN HIM AND ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST BY WHOM ARE --- ALL THINGS --- AND WE BY HIM ****LUKE 10:21 IN THAT HOUR JESUS REJOICED IN SPIRIT AND SAID I THANK THEE O FATHER LORD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH THAT THOU HAST HID THESE THINGS FROM THE WISE AND PRUDENT AND HAST REVEALED THEM UNTO BABES .....
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 8:5 FOR THOUGH THERE BE THAT ARE CALLED GODS WHETHER IN HEAVEN OR IN EARTH AS THERE BE GODS MANY AND LORDS MANY ***8:6 BUT TO US THERE IS BUT --- ONE GOD THE FATHER --- OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE IN HIM AND --- ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST --- BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE BY HIM

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