New American Standard Bible
But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
King James Bible
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
Darby Bible Translation
but the spiritual discerns all things, and he is discerned of no one.
World English Bible
But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one.
Young's Literal Translation
and he who is spiritual, doth discern indeed all things, and he himself is by no one discerned;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But he that is spiritual - The man who is enlightened by the Holy Spirit in contradistinction from him who is under the influence of the senses only.
Judgeth - Greek: "Discerns." (margin); the same word as in the previous verse. It means that the spiritual man has a discernment of these truths in regard to which the sensual man was blind and ignorant.
All things - Not absolutely all things; or not that he is omniscient; but that he has a view of those things to which the apostle had reference - that is, to the things which are revealed to man by the Holy Spirit.
Yet he himself is judged - Greek, as in the margin, "is discerned;" that is, his feelings, principles, views, hopes, fears, joys, cannot be fully understood and appreciated by any natural or sensual man. He does not comprehend the principles which actuate him; he does not enter into his joys; he does not sympathize with him in his feelings. This is a matter of simple truth and universal observation. The reason is added in the following verse, that as the Christian is influenced by the Lord and as the natural man does not know him, so he cannot know him who is influenced by him; that is the Christian.
LibraryThe Apostle's Theme
'I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.'--1 COR. ii. 2. Many of you are aware that to-day I close forty years of ministry in this city--I cannot say to this congregation, for there are very, very few that can go back with me in memory to the beginning of these years. You will bear me witness that I seldom intrude personal references into the pulpit, but perhaps it would be affectation not to do so now. Looking back over these long years, many thoughts …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
1 Corinthians ii. 12
"Seek First the Kingdom of God," &C.
"That which we have Seen and Heard, Declare we unto You, that Ye Also May have Fellowship with Us,"
Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.
1 Corinthians 3:1
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.
1 Corinthians 14:37
If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment.
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
1 John 2:20
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
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