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1 Corinthians 2:15

    1 Corinthians 2:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he who has the Spirit, though judging all things, is himself judged by no one.

    Webster's Revision

    But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man.

    World English Bible

    But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:15

    But he that is spiritual judgeth all things - He who has the mind of Christ discerns and judges of all things spiritual: yet he himself is not discerned by the mere animal man. Some suppose that the word ανακρινεται should be understood thus: He examines, scrutinizes, convinces, reproves, which it appears to mean in 1 Corinthians 14:24; and they read the verse thus: The spiritual man - the well-taught Christian, convinces, i.e. can easily convict, all men, (παντα, accusing), every animal man, of error and vice; yet he himself is convicted of no man; his mind is enlightened, and his life is holy; and therefore the animal man cannot convict him of sin. This is a good sense, but the first appears the most natural. See Pearce and Rosenmuller.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 2:15

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 2:15

    2:15 But the spiritual man - He that hath the Spirit. Discerneth all the things of God whereof we have been speaking. Yet he himself is discerned by no man - No natural men. They neither understand what he is, nor what he says.