John 2:25
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New International Version
He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.

New Living Translation
No one needed to tell him what mankind is really like.

English Standard Version
and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.

Berean Study Bible
He did not need any testimony about man, for He knew what was in a man.

Berean Literal Bible
and because He had no need that anyone should testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.

New American Standard Bible
and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.

King James Bible
And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and because He did not need anyone to testify about man; for He Himself knew what was in man.

International Standard Version
and didn't need anyone to tell him what people were like, because he himself knew what was in every person.

NET Bible
He did not need anyone to testify about man, for he knew what was in man.

New Heart English Bible
and because he did not need anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he did not need a man to testify to him about anyone, for he himself knew what was in a man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and didn't need anyone to tell him about human nature. He knew what people were really like.

New American Standard 1977
and because He did not need anyone to bear witness concerning man for He Himself knew what was in man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and needed not that any man should give testimony, for he knew what was in man.

King James 2000 Bible
And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

American King James Version
And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

American Standard Version
and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And because he needed not that any should give testimony of man: for he knew what was in man.

Darby Bible Translation
and that he had not need that any should testify of man, for himself knew what was in man.

English Revised Version
and because he needed not that any one should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And needed not that any should testify concerning man: for he knew what was in man.

Weymouth New Testament
and did not need any one's testimony concerning a man, for He of Himself knew what was in the man.

World English Bible
and because he didn't need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

Young's Literal Translation
and because he had no need that any should testify concerning man, for he himself was knowing what was in man.
Study Bible
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
24But Jesus did not entrust Himself to them, for He knew all men. 25He did not need any testimony about man, for He knew what was in a man.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:21
"Then it shall come about, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the lips of their descendants); for I know their intent which they are developing today, before I have brought them into the land which I swore."

1 Kings 8:39
then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart You know, for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men,

Isaiah 11:3
And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

Matthew 9:4
But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, "Why do you harbor evil in your hearts?

John 1:42
Andrew brought him to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which means Peter).

John 1:47
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, He said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceit."

John 6:61
Aware that His disciples were grumbling about this teaching, Jesus asked them, "Does this offend you?

John 6:64
However, there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray Him.)

John 13:11
For He knew who would betray Him. That is why He said, "Not all of you are clean."
Treasury of Scripture

And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

(25) And needed not.--Better, and because He needed not.

For he knew.--Better, for He of Himself knew. The verse is a wider statement of the general truth of which John 2:24 is a particular instance. He did not in that instance need any testimony of spiritual state and character, because He then, as always, read what was in man.

And needed not that any should testify of man,.... Of this or the other man, that he was a good or a bad man; he needed no proofs to be made, or testimonies bore, or evidence given of men's characters and actions; he was of quick understanding, and could distinguish at once between a wicked man and a good man; and so had the characteristic which the Jews require of the Messiah; for they rejected Bar Cozba from being the Messiah, and slew him, because he could not smell, referring to Isaiah 11:3, or discern a bad man from a good man (n); but this Jesus could do, without any external evidence:

for he knew what was in man; which none but the spirit of a man can know; his inward thoughts, the secrets of the heart; thus Christ knew the thoughts of the Scribes and Pharisees, Matthew 9:4, being a discerner of the thoughts, and intents of the heart, Hebrews 4:12. This Apollonius Tyaneus, the ape of Christ, ascribed to himself (o); but is what is peculiar to God; and Christ being God, knows all that is in man; that there is no good in him naturally, nothing but what comes from his Father, is imparted by himself, or implanted by his Spirit; he knows the wickedness there is in man, that his heart is deceitful and desperately wicked, and full of all manner of iniquities; he knows in what condition all the and faculties of the souls of men are; what their affections are set upon, on earthly or heavenly things; whether there is any light in their understandings, or not; whether their wills are subdued and resigned to the will of God, or not; whether their minds and consciences are defiled, or their hearts are sprinkled from an evil conscience; in short, whether the internal good work of grace is begun upon their souls, or not; and he knows the secret springs of all actions, good and bad; all which prove his true and proper deity, and show him to be a suitable Saviour of sinners, and qualify him to be the Judge of the whole earth.

(n) T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 93. 2.((o) Philostrat. Vit. Apollonii, l. 1. c. 13. 25. knew what was in man—It is impossible for language more clearly to assert of Christ what in Jer 17:9, 10, and elsewhere, is denied of all mere creatures. 2:23-25 Our Lord knew all men, their nature, dispositions, affections, designs, so as we do not know any man, not even ourselves. He knows his crafty enemies, and all their secret projects; his false friends, and their true characters. He knows who are truly his, knows their uprightness, and knows their weaknesses. We know what is done by men; Christ knows what is in them, he tries the heart. Beware of a dead faith, or a formal profession: carnal, empty professors are not to be trusted, and however men impose on others or themselves, they cannot impose on the heart-searching God.
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