1 Corinthians 2:11
Modern Translations
New International Version
For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

New Living Translation
No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.

English Standard Version
For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Berean Study Bible
For who among men knows the thoughts of man except his own spirit within him? So too, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

New American Standard Bible
For who among people knows the thoughts of a person except the spirit of the person that is in him? So also the thoughts of God no one knows, except the Spirit of God.

NASB 1995
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.

NASB 1977
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.

Amplified Bible
For what person knows the thoughts and motives of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So also no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Christian Standard Bible
For who knows a person’s thoughts except his spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Contemporary English Version
You are the only one who knows what is in your own mind, and God's Spirit is the only one who knows what is in God's mind.

Good News Translation
It is only our own spirit within us that knows all about us; in the same way, only God's Spirit knows all about God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, who knows everything about a person except that person's own spirit? In the same way, no one has known everything about God except God's Spirit.

International Standard Version
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.

NET Bible
For who among men knows the things of a man except the man's spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

New King James Version
For what man 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 the Spirit of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For what man knows the things of a man, except the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.

New Heart English Bible
For what person knows the things of a person except the spirit of the person that is in him? So also, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

World English Bible
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.

American King James Version
For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.

American Standard Version
For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God.

A Faithful Version
For who among men understands the things of man except by the spirit of man which is in him? In the same way also, the things of God no one understands except by the Spirit of God.

Darby Bible Translation
For who of men hath known the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? thus also the things of God knows no one except the Spirit of God.

English Revised Version
For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For what man knoweth the things of a man, saue the spirite of a man, which is in him? Euen so the things of God knoweth no man, but the spirit of God.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For what man knoweth the thynges of a man, saue ye spirite of man which is in hym? Euen so, the thinges of God, knoweth no man, but ye spirite of God.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For what ma knoweth what is in man, saue the sprete of ma which is in him? Euen so no man knoweth what is in God, saue ye sprete of God.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
For what man knoweth the thinges of a ma: save ye sprete of a man which is with in him? Even so ye thinges of God knoweth no man but ye sprete of god.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
for who of men has known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that [is] in him? So also the things of God no one has known, except the Spirit of God.

Berean Literal Bible
For who among men knows the things of the man, except the spirit of the man within him? So also, no one knows the things of God, except the Spirit of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for who of men hath known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that is in him? so also the things of God no one hath known, except the Spirit of God.

Smith's Literal Translation
For who of men knows the things of men except the spirit of man in him? so also the things of God no one knows, except the Spirit of God.

Literal Emphasis Translation
For who among men knows the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that is within him? So also the things of God no one has known, except the Spirit of God.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And who can know the things that are of a man, except the spirit which is within that man? So also, no one knows the things which are of God, except the Spirit of God.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And who is the man who knows what is in a man except only the spirit of the man that is in him? So also a man does not know what is in God, only The Spirit of God knows.

Lamsa Bible
For what man knows the mind of man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so, no man knows the mind of God, except the Spirit of God.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
For what man knows the things of man, but the spirit of man which is in him? Even so, the things of God no one knows, but the Spirit of God.

Godbey New Testament
For who of men knows the things of man, except the spirit of the man which is in him? so indeed no one knows the things of God, except the Spirit of God.

Haweis New Testament
For who among men knoweth the things of man, save the spirit of man which is in him? so also the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Mace New Testament
for who knows the thoughts of a man, but the spirit of man which is in him? even so the thoughts of God no one can know, but the spirit of God.

Weymouth New Testament
For, among human beings, who knows a man's inner thoughts except the man's own spirit within him? In the same way, also, only God's Spirit is acquainted with God's inner thoughts.

Worrell New Testament
For who of men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man that is in him? even so the things of God no one has known, except the Spirit of God.

Worsley New Testament
For who among men knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man which is in him? so also the things of God no one knoweth, but the Spirit of God.








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