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.

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.

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.

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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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.

John 2:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
24But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, 25and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 31:21
And when many disasters and calamities come on them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath."

1 Kings 8:39
then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know every human heart),

Isaiah 11:3
and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;

Matthew 9:4
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?

John 1:42
And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peter).

John 1:47
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit."

John 6:61
Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?

John 6:64
Yet 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 was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
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