1 Corinthians 2:12
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New International Version
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

New Living Translation
And we have received God's Spirit (not the world's spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.

English Standard Version
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.

Berean Study Bible
We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.

Berean Literal Bible
Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit from God, that we may know the things having been granted to us by God,

New American Standard Bible
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,

King James Bible
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God.

International Standard Version
Now, we have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we can understand the things that were freely given to us by God.

NET Bible
Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we have not received The Spirit of the world, but The Spirit that is from God, that we may know the gift that has been given to us from God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, we didn't receive the spirit that belongs to the world. Instead, we received the Spirit who comes from God so that we could know the things which God has freely given us.

New American Standard 1977
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that God has given us.

King James 2000 Bible
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

American King James Version
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

American Standard Version
But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now we have received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God; that we may know the things that are given us from God.

Darby Bible Translation
But we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which [is] of God, that we may know the things which have been freely given to us of God:

English Revised Version
But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God.

Weymouth New Testament
But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which comes forth from God, that we may know the blessings that have been so freely given to us by God.

World English Bible
But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might know the things that were freely given to us by God.

Young's Literal Translation
And we the spirit of the world did not receive, but the Spirit that is of God, that we may know the things conferred by God on us,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:10-16 God has revealed true wisdom to us by his Spirit. Here is a proof of the Divine authority of the Holy Scriptures, 2Pe 1:21. In proof of the Divinity of the Holy Ghost, observe, that he knows all things, and he searches all things, even the deep things of God. No one can know the things of God, but his Holy Spirit, who is one with the Father and the Son, and who makes known Divine mysteries to his church. This is most clear testimony, both to the real Godhead and the distinct person of the Holy Spirit. The apostles were not guided by worldly principles. They had the revelation of these things from the Spirit of God, and the saving impression of them from the same Spirit. These things they declared in plain, simple language, taught by the Holy Spirit, totally different from the affected oratory or enticing words of man's wisdom. The natural man, the wise man of the world, receives not the things of the Spirit of God. The pride of carnal reasoning is really as much opposed to spirituality, as the basest sensuality. The sanctified mind discerns the real beauties of holiness, but the power of discerning and judging about common and natural things is not lost. But the carnal man is a stranger to the principles, and pleasures, and actings of the Divine life. The spiritual man only, is the person to whom God gives the knowledge of his will. How little have any known of the mind of God by natural power! And the apostles were enabled by his Spirit to make known his mind. In the Holy Scriptures, the mind of Christ, and the mind of God in Christ, are fully made known to us. It is the great privilege of Christians, that they have the mind of Christ revealed to them by his Spirit. They experience his sanctifying power in their hearts, and bring forth good fruits in their lives.
Study Bible
Spiritual Wisdom
11For who among men knows the thoughts of man except his own spirit within him? So too, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13And this is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.…
Cross References
Romans 8:15
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"

1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

1 John 2:27
And as for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But just as His true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things, so remain in Him as you have been taught.
Treasury of Scripture

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

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1 Corinthians 2:6 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the …

Romans 8:1,5,6 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ …

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells …

1 John 4:4,5 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because …

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

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Romans 8:15,16 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but …

that.

1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, …

John 16:14,15 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it to you…

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, …

1 John 2:20,27 But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things…

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

Revelation 22:6 And he said to me, These sayings are faithful and true…

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