1 Corinthians 2:12
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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
But God has given us his Spirit. This is why we don't think the same way that the people of this world think. This is also why we can recognize the blessings God has given us.

Good News Translation
We have not received this world's spirit; instead, we have received the Spirit sent by God, so that we may know all that God has given us.

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.

New Heart 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.

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,
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.

not.

1 Corinthians 2:6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

Romans 8:1,5,6
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit…

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

but.

Romans 8:15,16
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father…

that.

1 Corinthians 3:22
Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

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

Romans 8:32
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?







Lexicon
We
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

have not received
ἐλάβομεν (elabomen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

spirit
πνεῦμα (pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world,
κόσμου (kosmou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Spirit
πνεῦμα (pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

who [is]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

we may understand
εἰδῶμεν (eidōmen)
Verb - Perfect Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

what
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

has freely given
χαρισθέντα (charisthenta)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5483: (a) To show favor to, (b) To pardon, forgive, (c) To show kindness.

us.
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(12) We.--This must not be confined to the Apostles exclusively. Though referring primarily to them, it includes all the members of the Christian Church as one with its teachers and rulers. The "things freely given us of God" mean all spiritual things.

Verse 12. - The spirit of the world. The heathen world in its heathen aspect is regarded as under the power of the devil (2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 6:11, 12). Freely given to us by God. The word "freely" is here involved in the verb (χαρισθέντα) "graciously bestowed." It is different from the phrase used in "Freely ye have received," which is gratuitously (δωρεὰν, Matthew 10:8). All God's gifts are "without money and without price" (Isaiah 55:1), and not "to be bought with money" (Acts 18:20). 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.
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