John 2:25
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
No one had to tell him what people were like. He already knew.

Good News Translation
There was no need for anyone to tell him about them, because he himself knew what was in their hearts.

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
And when many troubles and afflictions have come upon them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten from the lips of their descendants. For I know their inclination, even before I bring them into the land I swore to give them."

1 Kings 8:39
be heard by You from heaven, Your dwelling place. And may You forgive and act, and repay each man according to all his ways, since You know his heart--for You alone know the hearts of all men--

Isaiah 11:3
And He will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what His eyes see, and He will not decide 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 is translated as 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.







Lexicon
He {did}
εἶχεν (eichen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

need
χρείαν (chreian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.

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

testimony
μαρτυρήσῃ (martyrēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3140: To witness, bear witness, give evidence, testify, give a good report. From martus; to be a witness, i.e. Testify.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

man,
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

He
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

knew
ἐγίνωσκεν (eginōsken)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[a] man.
ἀνθρώπῳ (anthrōpō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(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.

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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