1 Corinthians 8:2
New International Version
Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know.

New Living Translation
Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much.

English Standard Version
If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.

Berean Study Bible
The one who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know.

Berean Literal Bible
If anyone thinks to have known anything, not yet does he know as it is necessary to know.

King James Bible
And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

New King James Version
And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

New American Standard Bible
If anyone thinks that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;

NASB 1995
If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;

NASB 1977
If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;

Amplified Bible
If anyone imagines that he knows and understands anything [of divine matters, without love], he has not yet known as he ought to know.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it.

American Standard Version
If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he ought to know;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if a man thinks that he knows something, he does not yet know anything as he ought to know.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, people who think they know so much don't know anything at all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he hath not yet known as he ought to know.

English Revised Version
If any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not yet as he ought to know;

Good News Translation
Those who think they know something really don't know as they ought to know.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who think they know something still have a lot to learn.

International Standard Version
If anyone thinks he really knows something, he has not yet learned it as he ought to know it.

Literal Standard Version
and if anyone thinks to know anything, he has not yet known anything according as it is required to know;

NET Bible
If someone thinks he knows something, he does not yet know to the degree that he needs to know.

New Heart English Bible
But if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he does not yet know as he ought to know.

Weymouth New Testament
If any one imagines that he already possesses any true knowledge, he has as yet attained to no knowledge of the kind to which he ought to have attained;

World English Bible
But if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he doesn't yet know as he ought to know.

Young's Literal Translation
and if any one doth think to know anything, he hath not yet known anything according as it behoveth him to know;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Food Sacrificed to Idols
1Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2 The one who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. 3But the one who loves God is known by God.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in this age, he should become a fool, so that he may become wise.

1 Corinthians 13:8
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be restrained; where there is knowledge, it will be dismissed.

1 Corinthians 13:9
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing. Instead, he has an unhealthy interest in controversies and semantics, out of which come envy, strife, abusive talk, evil suspicions,


Treasury of Scripture

And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

if.

Proverbs 26:12
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 30:2-4
Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man…

Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.









(2) If any man think that he knoweth any thing . . . .--There must be a moral as well as a merely intellectual element in knowledge if it is to be true knowledge. Without love to guide us in its use it is not an operative knowledge, and so does not fulfil the true end of knowledge.

It has been suggested (Stanley in loc) that "not yet" has here the force of "not in the infirmities of their mortal state;" but such an interpretation introduces altogether a new element of thought, to which there is no antithetical explanation in what follows.

Verse 2. - If any man think that he knoweth anything. Humility is the test of true knowledge, and love the inevitable factor in all Christian knowledge. The conceit of knowledge is usually the usurped self assertion of an imaginary infallibility. We only know "in part," and our knowledge, having at the best a purely relative value, is destined to vanish away (1 Corinthians 13:8). As he ought to know. True knowledge has in it an element of moral obligation, and saintliness is knowledge and supersedes the necessity for formal knowledge. Love is knowledge which has passed into heavenly wisdom. The student may say to the mystic, "All that you see I know;" but the mystic may retort," All that you know, I see."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The one who
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

thinks
δοκεῖ (dokei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.

he knows
ἐγνωκέναι (egnōkenai)
Verb - Perfect Infinitive Active
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

something
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

does not yet know
ἔγνω (egnō)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

he ought
δεῖ (dei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

to know.
γνῶναι (gnōnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.


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