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1 Corinthians 2:14-16 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

14 For a beastly man perceiveth not those things that be of the Spirit of God; for it is folly to him, and he may not understand, for it is examined ghostly [for it is examined, or assayed, ghostly].

15 But a spiritual man deemeth all things, and he is deemed of no man.

16 As it is written, And who knew the wit of the Lord, or who taught him? And we have the wit of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:14-16 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

14 For the natural man does not perceive the things of the Spirit of God. For they are but foolishness to him. Nor can he perceive them, because they are spiritually examined. 15 But he who is spiritual evaluates all things. Yet he himself is judged by no man. 16 For who knows the mind of the Lord, or who shall inform him? But we understand the mind of Christ.

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1 Corinthians 2:14-16 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

14 [a]But the [b]natural man perceiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are [c]spiritually discerned.

15 [d]But he that is spiritual, [e]discerneth all things: yet [f]he himself is judged of [g]no man.

16 [h]For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he might [i]instruct him? But we have the [j]mind of Christ.


  1. 1 Corinthians 2:14 Again he preventeth an offence or stumbling block: how cometh it to pass that so few allow these things? This is not to be marveled at, sayeth the Apostle, seeing that men in their natural powers (as they termed them) are not endued with that faculty, whereby spiritual things are discerned (which faculty cometh another way) and therefore they accompt spiritual wisdom as folly: and it is as if he should say, It is no marvel that blind men cannot judge of colors, seeing that they lack the light of their eyes, and therefore light is to them as darkness.
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:14 The man that hath no further light of understanding than that which he brought with him, even from his mother’s womb, as Jude defineth it, Jude 19.
  3. 1 Corinthians 2:14 By the virtue of the holy Ghost.
  4. 1 Corinthians 2:15 He amplifieth the matter by contraries.
  5. 1 Corinthians 2:15 Understandeth and discerneth.
  6. 1 Corinthians 2:15 The wisdom of the flesh, saith Paul, determined nothing certainly, no not in its own affairs, much less can it discern strange, that is, spiritual things. But the Spirit of God, wherewith spiritual men are endued, can be deceived by no means, and therefore be reproved of no man.
  7. 1 Corinthians 2:15 Of no man: for when the Prophets are judged of the Prophets, it is the Spirit that judges, and not the man.
  8. 1 Corinthians 2:16 A reason of the former saying: for he is called spiritual, which hath learned that by the virtue of the Spirit, which Christ hath taught us. Now if that which we have learned of that Master, could be reproved of any man, he must needs be wiser than God: whereupon it followeth, that they are not only foolish, but also wicked, which think that they can devise something that is either more perfect, or that they can teach the wisdom of God a better way than they knew or taught, which undoubtedly, were endued with God’s Spirit.
  9. 1 Corinthians 2:16 Lay his head to his, and teach him what he should do.
  10. 1 Corinthians 2:16 We are endued with the Spirit of Christ, who openeth unto us those secrets, which by all other means are unsearchable, and also all truth whatsoever.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 Corinthians 2:14-16 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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