1 Corinthians 2:16
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New International Version
for, "Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

New Living Translation
For, "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?" But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

English Standard Version
“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Berean Study Bible
"For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
"For who has known the mind of the Lord? Who will instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

New American Standard Bible
For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

King James Bible
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For who has known the Lord's mind, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.

International Standard Version
For "Who has known the mind of the Lord so that he can advise him?" However, we have the mind of the Messiah.

NET Bible
For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we have the mind of Christ.

New Heart English Bible
For "who has known the mind of the Lord? Who will instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For who has known the mind of THE LORD JEHOVAH that he may teach him? But we do have the mind of The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Who has known the mind of the Lord so that he can teach him?" However, we have the mind of Christ.

New American Standard 1977
For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE SHOULD INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For who has known the understanding of the Lord? Who has instructed him? But we have the understanding of Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

American King James Version
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

American Standard Version
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that we may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
For who has known the mind of [the] Lord, who shall instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

English Revised Version
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
For who has penetrated the mind of the Lord, and will instruct Him? But *we* have the mind of Christ.

World English Bible
"For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?" But we have Christ's mind.

Young's Literal Translation
for who did know the mind of the Lord that he shall instruct Him? and we -- we have the mind of Christ.
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
15The spiritual man judges all things, but he himself is not subject to anyone’s judgment. 16“For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Cross References
Isaiah 40:13
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has informed Him?

Jeremiah 23:18
"But who has stood in the council of the LORD, That he should see and hear His word? Who has given heed to His word and listened?

John 15:15
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father I have made known to you.

Romans 11:34
"Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor?"

1 Corinthians 12:8
To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by the same Spirit,
Treasury of Scripture

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

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Job 15:8 Have you heard the secret of God? and do you restrain wisdom to yourself?

Job 22:2 Can a man be profitable to God, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself?

Job 40:2 Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves …

Isaiah 40:13,14 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor has …

Jeremiah 23:18 For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, and has perceived and …

Romans 11:34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?

may. Gr. shall. But.

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what …

John 16:13-16 However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you …

John 17:6-8 I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the …

Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his …

Ephesians 3:3,4 How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote …

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