Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

But we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the spirit from God, so that we might know the things graciously given to us by 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.

Amplified

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the [Holy] Spirit who is from God, so that we may know and understand the [wonderful] things freely given to us by God.

An Understandable Version

But we [apostles] did not receive the spirit of the world [i.e., human wisdom. See verse 6], but the Holy Spirit from God, so that we could understand what was freely given to us from God [i.e., the gift of inspiration. See verses 9-10].

Anderson New Testament

And 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:

Bible in Basic English

But we have not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which comes from God, so that we may have knowledge of the things which are freely given to us by God.

Common New Testament

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand the things freely given to us by God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

now the spirit which we have received, is not the spirit of this world, but that which comes from God; that we might know what he has graciously bestowed upon us.

Darby 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:

Godbey New Testament

But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God; in order that we may know the things which have been graciously given unto us from God.

Goodspeed New Testament

But the Spirit we have received is not that of the world, but the Spirit that comes from God, which we have to make us realize the blessings God has given us.

John Wesley New Testament

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we may know the things which are freely given to us of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And we have not received the spirit of the world, but the spirit from God; that we might know things bestowed upon us as a gift by God.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who [is] from God, in order that we may know the things freely given to us by God,

Modern King James verseion

But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit from God, so that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And we have not received the spirit of the world: but the spirit which cometh of God, for to know the things that are given to us of God,

Moffatt New Testament

Now we have received the Spirit ??not the spirit of the world but the Spirit that comes from God, that we may understand what God bestows upon us.

Montgomery New Testament

But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which comes forth from God, that we may realize the blessings freely given 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.

Noyes New Testament

But we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might know the things that have been given to us by the grace of God;

Sawyer New Testament

And we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we may know the things given us by God,

The Emphasized Bible

But, as for us, - not the spirit of the world, have we received, but the Spirit which is of God, - that we might know the things which, by God, have been given in favour unto us: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And as for us, it is not the Spirit of the World that we have received, but the Spirit that comes from God, that we may realize the blessings given to us by him.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Now we have not received the spirit that belongs to the world but the Spirit that comes from God, that we may get an insight into the blessings God has graciously given us.

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.

Worrell New Testament

And we received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit Who is of God; that we may know the things freely given us by God.

Worsley New Testament

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit of God; that we might know the things that are graciously bestowed upon us by God:

Youngs 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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

the spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334
Usage: 334

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 709
Usage: 188

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

we might know
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

the things that

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

χαρίζομαι 
Charizomai 
Usage: 21

to us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Corinthians 2:12

Images 1 Corinthians 2:12

Context Readings

The Wisdom Revealed By The Spirit

11 Is there anyone who can understand his own thoughts except his own inner spirit? In the same way, no one can know the thoughts of God except God's Spirit. 12 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. 13 We don't speak about these things with words taught us by human wisdom, but with words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual things to spiritual people.


Cross References

Romans 8:5-6

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:15-16

For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba! Father!"

1 Corinthians 2:6

However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene.

1 Corinthians 3:22

whether Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life, death, the present, or the future everything belongs to you,

2 Corinthians 4:4

In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God.

Ephesians 2:2

that you once practiced as you lived according to the ways of this present world and according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now active in those who are disobedient.

James 4:5

Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?

1 John 2:20

You have an anointing from the Holy One and know all things.

1 John 2:27

The anointing you received from God abides in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you this. Instead, because God's anointing teaches you about everything and is true and not a lie, abide in him, as he taught you to do.

1 John 4:4-5

Little children, you belong to God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

1 John 5:19-20

We know that we are from God and that the whole world lies under the control of the evil one.

Revelation 12:9

The huge dragon was hurled down. That ancient serpent, called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, along with its angels.

Revelation 22:6

He told me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord God of the spirits and of the prophets has sent his messenger to show his servants the things that must happen soon."

John 16:14-15

He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Romans 8:1

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Messiah Jesus.

Romans 8:32

The one who did not spare his own Son, but offered him as a sacrifice for all of us, surely will give us all things, along with his Son, won't he?

1 Corinthians 1:27

But God chose what is nonsense in the world to make the wise feel ashamed. God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed.

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