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New King James Version

1 Corinthians 2:15

But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

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Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Blindness;   Regeneration;   Wisdom;   Thompson Chain Reference - Leaders;   Ministers;   Religious;   The Topic Concordance - Holy Spirit;   Judges;   Knowledge;   Mind;   Spirit/souls;   Understanding;   Wisdom;  

Dictionaries:

- Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Inspiration;   Judgment;   Soul;   Spirit;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of;   Holy Spirit;   Soul;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Holy Spirit, the;   Mystery;   Tradition;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Natural;   1 Corinthians;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Forgiveness;   Gnosticism;   Judging;   Prophet;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Absolution;   Abstinence;   Apollos;   Holy Spirit;   Inspiration;   Inspiration and Revelation;   Mental Characteristics;   Mystery ;   Religion (2);   Restoration of Offenders;   Soul ;   Unity (2);   Winter ;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Perish;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Natural;  

Encyclopedias:

- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Church;   Enlighten;   Judging;   Man, Natural;   Man, New;   Spiritual;   Spiritual Man;  

Devotionals:

- Daily Light on the Daily Path - Devotion for July 15;   Every Day Light - Devotion for December 9;  

Parallel Translations

Amplified Bible
But the spiritual man [the spiritually mature Christian] judges all things [questions, examines and applies what the Holy Spirit reveals], yet is himself judged by no one [the unbeliever cannot judge and understand the believer's spiritual nature].
Wesley's New Testament (1755)
But the spiritual man discerneth all things, while he himself is discerned by no man.
Weymouth's New Testament
But the spiritual man judges of everything, although he is himself judged by no one.
Easy-to-Read Version
We who have the Spirit are able to make judgments about all these things. But anyone without the Spirit is not able to make proper judgments about us.
Mace New Testament (1729)
but they are all expos'd to the judgment of the spiritual, whilst he himself is not subject to the judgment of any man.
New International Version (1984)
The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
English Standard Version
The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.
Geneva Bible (1587)
But hee that is spirituall, discerneth all things: yet he himselfe is iudged of no man.
Christian Standard Bible®
The spiritual person, however, can evaluate everything, yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone.
Hebrew Names Version
But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one.
International Standard Version
The spiritual person evaluates everything but is subject to no one else's evaluation.Proverbs 28:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1;">[xr]
Etheridge Translation
but the spiritual judgeth of every thing, and he of man is not judged.
Murdock Translation
But he that is spiritual, judgeth of all things: and he is judged of by no one.
King James Version (1611)
But he that is spirituall, iudgeth all things, yet he himselfe is iudged of no man.
Lexham English Bible
Now the spiritual person discerns all things, but he himself is judged by no one.
Literal Translation
But the spiritual one discerns all things, but he is discerned by no one.
Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
But he that is spirituall, discusseth all thinges, and he is iudged of no man.
King James Version
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
New American Standard Version
But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.
The Holy Bible, Berean Study Bible
The spiritual man judges all things, but he himself is not subject to anyone's judgment.
Contemporary English Version
People who are guided by the Spirit can make all kinds of judgments, but they cannot be judged by others.
Complete Jewish Bible
But the person who has the Spirit can evaluate everything, while no one is in a position to evaluate him.
Amplified Bible
But the spiritual man [the spiritually mature Christian] judges all things [questions, examines and applies what the Holy Spirit reveals], yet is himself judged by no one [the unbeliever cannot judge and understand the believer's spiritual nature].
American Standard Version
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man.
Bishop's Bible (1568)
But he that is spirituall, discerneth all thynges, yet he hym selfe is iudged of no man.
English Revised Version
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man.
George Lamsa Translation
But the spiritual man discerns every thing, and yet no man can discern him.
Good News Translation
Whoever has the Spirit, however, is able to judge the value of everything, but no one is able to judge him.
Webster's Bible Translation
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged by no man.
World English Bible
But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one.
Wesley's New Testament (1755)
But the spiritual man discerneth all things, while he himself is discerned by no man.
New Century Version
The spiritual person is able to judge all things, but no one can judge him. The Scripture says:
New English Translation
The one who is spiritual discerns all things, yet he himself is understood by no one.
New International Version
The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments,
New Life Bible
The full-grown Christian understands all things, and yet he is not understood.
New Revised Standard
Those who are spiritual discern all things, and they are themselves subject to no one else's scrutiny.
J.B. Rotherham Emphasized Bible
But, the man of the spirit, on the one hand, examineth all things, but, on the other, he himself, by no one, is examined.
Douay-Rheims Bible
But the spiritual man judgeth all things: and he himself is judged of no man.
Revised Standard Version
The spiritual man judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.
Tyndale New Testament (1525)
But he that is spretuall discusseth all thinges: yet he him selfe is iudged of no ma.
Darby Translation
but the spiritual discerns all things, and *he* is discerned of no one.
Bible in Basic English
But he who has the Spirit, though judging all things, is himself judged by no one.
New Living Translation
Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others.
Update Bible Version
But he that is spiritual judges all things, and he himself is judged of no man.
Weymouth's New Testament
But the spiritual man judges of everything, although he is himself judged by no one.
Wycliffe Bible (1395)
But a spiritual man demeth alle thingis, and he is demed of no man.
Young's Literal Translation
and he who is spiritual, doth discern indeed all things, and he himself is by no one discerned;

and he who is spiritual, indeed discerns all things, and he himself is discerned by no one;

Contextual Overview

15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

Bible Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
he that 3:1; 14:37; Galatians 6:1; Colossians 1:9
judgeth
or, discerneth.
2 Samuel 14:17; 1 Kings 3:9-11; Psalms 25:14; Proverbs 28:5; Ecclesiastes 8:5; John 7:17; Ephesians 4:13,14; Philippians 1:10; *Gr:; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; Hebrews 5:14; 1 John 4:1
yet
4:5; 2 Samuel 12:16-23; Acts 15:1-5; 16:3; Galatians 2:3-5
judged
or, discerned.
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:29 - General2 Samuel 12:21 - What thing;  2 Kings 18:22 - whose high places;  Nehemiah 6:12 - I perceived;  Job 34:3 - the ear;  Proverbs 8:9 - GeneralIsaiah 36:7 - is it not;  Matthew 16:23 - thou savourest;  Mark 2:16 - How;  Luke 7:35 - GeneralJohn 7:8 - I go not;  John 8:15 - judge;  John 11:31 - She goeth;  1 Corinthians 4:3 - it is;  1 Corinthians 14:24 - he is convinced;  Colossians 1:28 - in all;  1 John 2:20 - and ye

Cross-References

Genesis 2:2
And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
Genesis 2:8
The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
Job 31:33
If I have covered my transgressions as Adam, By hiding my iniquity in my bosom,
Psalms 128:2
When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
Ephesians 4:28
Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

But he that is spiritual,.... Meaning not any particular individual person, not the pope of Rome, as his adherents vainly imagine, whom they fancy to be a supreme and infallible judge in things spiritual, from whose judgment is no appeal, and who himself comes not under the judgment of any; for he is so far from being a spiritual man, or having judgment in spiritual things, that he stands described as the man of sin, the son of perdition, the wicked one, the beast, to whom a mouth is given, speaking great things and blasphemies; but a set of men are here meant, and not such who are only outwardly reformed in their lives and conversations, who are at best but moral, and not spiritual men; nor all that have a form of godliness, an appearance of spirituality; there may be such who may have this, and yet deny the power of it, in which the principle and essence of spirituality lies; nor all such who have spiritual gifts, which may be where there is no spiritual grace; or that have a greater degree of spiritual knowledge than others, or that even have a greater degree of real grace than others; for though these are certainly spiritual men, 1 Corinthians 3:1 yet they are not the only ones; others that have less knowledge and grace, are spiritual also, and are comprehended in this character; much less does it design such who have no flesh or sin in them, for there are none without sin in the present state; and if this was essential to a spiritual man, there would be no spiritual man in the world; such are only the saints in heaven, who are without fault before the throne: and after the resurrection will have spiritual bodies, as well as their spirits or souls are now made perfect: but here a spiritual man intends every man that is born of the Spirit; seeing what is born of the Spirit, is Spirit, or spiritual; from whence the regenerate man is denominated spiritual, he is such an one that is quickened by the Spirit of God, and lives spiritually by faith on Christ; he breathes after spiritual things, salvation by Christ, and an interest in him, communion with God, conformity to Christ, pardon of sin, a justifying righteousness, and eternal life: he has spiritual senses, and these in exercise; he has a spiritual sight of things, of himself, and his lost state by nature, and of the person, grace, and things of Christ; he has a spiritual hearing of the Gospel, by which faith comes; he hears so as to live, and he lives so as that he hears the joyful sound with understanding, approbation, and acceptance; he has a spiritual taste of things, of the grace of God, the fruit of Christ, and the truths of the Gospel; and he smells a sweet savour in them; he has a spiritual feeling, he feels the weight and burden of sin, the gracious influences and operations of the Spirit, and handles Christ, the word of life: he talks the spiritual language of Canaan, and his speech betrays him to be a spiritual man; and he walks spiritually by faith on Christ, and in the paths of holiness, righteousness, and truth: he is one that is renewed by the Holy Spirit, in the spirit of his mind; has a new heart, and a new spirit put within him; and is become a new creature in Christ: he has the good work of grace wrought in his soul; and in him grace is the reigning principle; in him the Spirit of God himself dwells, and he is led by him out of himself to Christ, and into all truth, and walks after him, and not after the flesh: his conversation is spiritual and heavenly; he is spiritually minded, he minds not the things of the flesh, but the things of the Spirit; and though there is a great deal of carnality in him, in his thoughts, his words, and actions, yet this is matter of grief to him, and is his daily complaint: and such an one

judgeth all things; or "discerneth all things"; not all things in nature, or which fall within the compass of human knowledge; there are many things he may have no knowledge of, nor judgment in, being for the most part not the wise and prudent, but the foolish things of the world who are spiritual; but things divine and spiritual, the things of the Spirit of God, the doctrines of the Gospel before spoken of; and these not every difficult passage of Scripture, or knotty point of controversy, but the several articles of faith, necessary and essential to salvation; these are plain and easy to him, they stand before him in a clear light; as that salvation is alone by Christ, pardon by his blood, justification by his righteousness, &c. these he has seen and tasted of, and relishes, and can discern things that differ, and approve those which are more excellent; he can distinguish truth from error, and the voice of Christ from the voice of a stranger; and knows when the Gospel is preached, and when not, of which he judges by the word of God and his own experience: not that every spiritual man has a like degree of spiritual knowledge and judgment, but everyone discerns and judges according to the measure of the gift of Christ:

yet he himself is judged of no man; or "discerned of no man": that is, not of any natural man; who is not capable of discerning and judging who and what he is; only a spiritual man can discern and judge of his spiritual light, grace, and state; as the churches of Christ do, when persons are proposed to, them for communion; the other knows him not, but takes him to be a weak, or a wicked man, an hypocrite and a deceiver; and it is a small thing with him to be judged of man's judgment; he cares not what judgment the natural man passes upon him; nor does his faith in things spiritual, stand upon the authority and judgment of men; nor will he submit to it; nor can he be reproved, convinced, and refuted by such a person: for though a thousand sophistic arguments may be used with him which he cannot answer, he has a witness within himself to the truths of the Gospel, which opposes itself, and stands its ground against all objections; as with respect to the impurity of human nature, the impotency of man to anything that is spiritually good of himself, the insufficiency of his righteousness to justify him before God, the proper deity and real excellency of Christ, his blood and righteousness, and the internal work of the Spirit of God on the heart; sooner may a rock be removed out of its place, than a truly spiritual man can be convicted by a natural man of the falsehood of these things, of which he has had an inward experience, as well as is instructed in them by the word of God; nor can he be better taught and instructed by the natural man.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

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.