Parallel Verses

Amplified

For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.

New American Standard Bible

For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

King James Version

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Holman Bible

Forwho has known the Lord’s mind,
that he may instruct Him?But we have the mind of Christ.

International Standard Version

For "Who has known the mind of the Lord so that he can advise him?" However, we have the mind of the Messiah.

A Conservative Version

For who has known the mind of Lord that he will stand with him? But we have the mind of Christ.

American Standard Version

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

An Understandable Version

[Isa. 40:13 says], "For who knows [what is in] the Lord's mind? And who is capable of instructing Him? But we have the mind of Christ. [Note: The "we" may refer to the apostles, who had the gift of inspiration (See verse 12), or to all Christians who have spiritual discernment].

Anderson New Testament

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Bible in Basic English

For who has knowledge of the mind of the Lord, so as to be his teacher? But we have the mind of Christ.

Common New Testament

"For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for how can he, that does not know the mind of the Lord, instruct another? but as for us, we are acquainted with the mind of the Lord.

Darby Translation

For who has known the mind of the Lord, who shall instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Godbey New Testament

For who knows the mind of the Lord, who shall give him counsel? But we have the mind of Christ.

Goodspeed New Testament

For who has ever known the Lord's thoughts, so that he can instruct him? But we share the thoughts of Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For who has known the understanding of the Lord? Who has instructed him? But we have the understanding of Christ.

Julia Smith Translation

For who knew the mind of the Lord, who shall instruct him And we have the mind of Christ.

King James 2000

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"For who has known the mind of the Lord; who has advised him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Modern King James verseion

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"For who knoweth the mind of the Lord, other who shall inform him?" But we understand the mind of Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

For who ever understood the thoughts of the Lord, so as to give him instruction? No one. Well, our thoughts are Christ's thoughts.

Montgomery New Testament

For what man understands the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct Him?

NET Bible

For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to advise him? But we have the mind of Christ.

New Heart English Bible

For "who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Noyes New Testament

For "who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

For who has known the mind of the Lord, who shall instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

The Emphasized Bible

For who hath come to know the mind of the Lord, that shall instruct him? But, we, have, the mind of Christ.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For who hath known the mind of the Lord? who will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For 'who has so comprehended the mind of the Lord as to be able to instruct him?' We, however, have the very mind of Christ.

Webster

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament

For who has penetrated the mind of the Lord, and will instruct Him? But *we* have the mind of Christ.

Williams New Testament

For who has ever known the Lord's thoughts, so that he can instruct Him? But we now possess Christ's thoughts.

World English Bible

"For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him?" But we have Christ's mind.

Worrell New Testament

For who knew the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Worsley New Testament

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

for who did know the mind of the Lord that he shall instruct Him? and we -- we have the mind of Christ.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

who
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

the mind
νοῦς 
Nous 
νοῦς 
Nous 
Usage: 24
Usage: 24

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

συμβιβάζω 
Sumbibazo 
Usage: 6

him

Usage: 0

But
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

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

References

Fausets

Images 1 Corinthians 2:16

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 2:16

Context Readings

The Wisdom Revealed By The Spirit

15 But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him]. 16 For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.


Cross References

John 15:15

I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]

Romans 11:34

For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor?

Genesis 1:12

The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.

Job 15:8

Were you present to hear the secret counsel of God? And do you limit [the possession of] wisdom to yourself?

Job 22:2

Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he that is wise is profitable to himself.

Job 40:2

Shall he who would find fault with the Almighty contend with Him? He who disputes with God, let him answer it.

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has taught Him?

Jeremiah 23:18

For who among them has stood in the council of the Lord, that he should perceive and hear His word? Who has marked His word [noticing and observing and giving attention to it] and has [actually] heard it?

John 16:13-16

But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].

John 17:6-8

I have manifested Your Name [I have revealed Your very Self, Your real Self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed and kept Your word.

Ephesians 3:3-4

[And] that the mystery (secret) was made known to me and I was allowed to comprehend it by direct revelation, as I already briefly wrote you.

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