Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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.

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 For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so, no one knows the things of God, except God's Spirit. 12 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. 13 Which things also we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.


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, the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:15-16

For you didn't receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"

1 Corinthians 2:6

We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing.

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,

2 Corinthians 4:4

in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.

Ephesians 2:2

in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience;

James 4:5

Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"?

1 John 2:20

You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.

1 John 2:27

As for you, the anointing which you received from him remains in you, and you don't need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, you will remain in him.

1 John 4:4-5

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.

1 John 5:19-20

We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Revelation 12:9

The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 22:6

He said to me, "These words are faithful and true. The Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show to his bondservants the things which must happen soon."

John 16:14-15

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

Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don't walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Romans 8:32

He who didn't spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things?

1 Corinthians 1:27

but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;

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