1 Corinthians 2:9


“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 2:9

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seene, nor eare heard, neither haue entred into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that loue him.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 1 Corinthians chapter 2

New American Standard Version (1995)

“but as it is written, Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And `which' entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“But as it says in the holy Writings, Things which the eye saw not, and which had not come to the ears or into the heart of man, such things as God has made ready for those who have love for him.”
Basic English Bible

“but according as it is written, Things which eye has not seen, and ear not heard, and which have not come into man's heart, which God has prepared for them that love him,”
Darby Bible

“But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. ”
Webster's Bible

“But--to use the words of Scripture--we speak of things which eye has not seen nor ear heard, and which have never entered the heart of man: all that God has in readiness for them that love Him.”
Weymouth Bible

“But as it is written, "Things which an eye didn't see, and an ear didn't hear, which didn't enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him."”
World English Bible

“But as it is writun, That iye say not, ne eere herde, nether it stiede in to herte of man, what thingis God arayede to hem that louen hym;”
Wycliffe Bible

“but, according as it hath been written, `What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him --'”
Youngs Literal Bible


D W L's comment on 2022-06-08 06:22:50:

Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;


Richard H Priday's comment on 2022-05-09 16:48:35:

Commandments; if they were a NATURAL thing to do wouldn't need the Spirit of God to accomplish; merely our own efforts.

The meaning behind the commandments that Christ illustrates; such as that of lust and murder clearly point out the intentions of our heart as being part of what is within that produces BAD fruit in unregenerate men.

Cutting right to the chase; as Zechariah 3:3 and other verses state we have filthy garments when sin has contaminated us; and it seems clear even as believers this can happen. Our righteous deeds are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) and we need to understand that all of our love and affections also are self centered without Christ. Once we recognize our helpless state; then we can as Isaiah state "woe to me; I am undone." (Isaiah 6:5). At that point then we can BEGIN to do the works of righteousness He has prepared for us from the foundation of the earth (Eph. 2:10).

Then; of course we have to heed to sins not just of commission but OMISSION. And also avoiding things that are grey areas that may offend a brother or if we know to do good and don't do it is sin (James 4:17). We can therefore; never do the law perfectly; and it must be done with the Holy Spirit within us.

Without the Spirit; even those things which are specifically warned against will; as man becomes increasingly blind be succumbed to; as wickedness increases; consciousness becomes seared even Israel was seduced to follow foreign gods warned against and they sacrificed their children to Molech; and worshipped idols. The teachers of the law became hypocrites; "sons of hell" as Jesus referred them to. And we can't follow the 1st Commandment on our own strength; or love the law as Psalm 119 the longest psalm in scripture indicates in the whole passage. Yes; as Christians if we love Him we obey His commandments.

We also TRUST God that these are what is best for us; even if as with human fathers it is not enjoyable in the short term.



Kay's comment on 2022-05-07 15:31:16:

Hi Michele!

As I thought upon your post, I got thinking about 2 verses. The first is Romans 8:7 -

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

This is our condition before being born again. We are 'at war' with God; our sinful nature rebels against God, and the apostle tells us we, in that state, CANNOT obey God's law, and in honesty - we do not want to obey God's law! We want our own wills to be done!

This is why Jesus said we must be born again, we must be 'born from above', at which time we receive a new heart, a heart of flesh.

The next verse I thought of is:

Hebrews 8:10 -

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

Once those laws are written within, we suddenly LOVE God's law and delight in both knowing it and doing it! .And we delight in it because we are no longer at enmity with God, but because we love Him!

You are so right, Michele, in observing that in obeying God's Word and making that the rule of our lives, we not only please God - we keep ourselves from being entangled in this fallen world!



Michele's comment on 2022-05-07 12:27:56:

When I began to seek 'something' I came across this verse and i loved it and it remains my favourite.

God doesn't demand much, the commandments ought to be a natural thing to want to do. Anything else, like the world we are in now, just causes misery and Satan loves it! SO THERES A REASON GOD EXPECTS THINGS FROM US!



Chris's comment on 2021-02-07 14:36:49:

That indeed is a true declaration of the Spirit's Work in your life, your understanding of the Scriptures & your dealing with the enemy of our souls. The Power & Authority of God's Word will always cause the enemy to flee. The calling upon the Lord, engages all of Heaven's resources for your benefit, resulting in a joyous victory. Yabe, may you continue to rejoice, keeping your eyes affixed upon the "Author & Finisher of your faith".


Yabe Bezabeh's comment on 2021-02-07 11:23:52:

When all other verses fed away for a while from memories, when I am severely in pain and hurt and life seems so unfair and bitter and unfairness takes place and my emotion and accusations takes over and the devil thinks he has won, and I feel as I have failed somehow and hopelessNess comes and there is nothing can be done about the situation, I still cling to my LORD whatever the case. I tell the devil that if God is with me who on earth can be against me? I remind him that He is obviously a loser and that I have the ALMIGHTY God in me who is so much greater and that I am not supposed to trust humans but just love them while I just TRUST my LORD to the end for He is the one who is able to get me to the place where eyes has not seen not ears have not heard.........

Amen forever


Demetrius's comment on 2015-07-05 10:33:05:

There is no doubt the promises attached to this verse can 't be compared money or any material gain. Ignorance has a way of keeping you around your destiny but the Holy Spirit has a way of revealing it to you.


MockingBird's comment on 2015-06-02 08:22:57:

We have now the earnest of the Spirit : That is a down payment with payment in full to come at His return : From time to time Spirit of God is so manifestly wide open at times I believe that I am already in heaven with my Lord : If I see the down payment as so unspeakable and full of Glory : no wonder we need a glorified body to be IN the very presence of God for eternity : Oh !! Glory what a time such as this :


margaret davis's comment on 2014-10-14 17:24:57:

This scripture excites me but also causes me to pause......how important it is for us to draw close to the Holy Spirit who will give us great revelation of the things of God!


LARPEI TIMOTHY's comment on 2014-05-15 13:15:29:

Another infinite power of our creator.Do christians really thirst for such things? I am not sure of myself.God Help us crave and yearn for your devine promises.May we always Truly hunger and Thirst for things Above as stated by paul in his letters to the colossians in chapter 3.


winnie ngare's comment on 2014-04-08 21:48:24:

God is wonderful indeed, i still cant tell why He loves us this much... no words can explain what awaits us home


Toni's comment on 2014-03-05 08:46:19:

This is only for a select group of people not the Sunday church goers or those who sit on a deacon board or play in the church choir and think that is salvation It s not for the fearful or the faithless or the liars or backbiters etc But this is for those who have died out to the world and surrendered all to God Those who call on the name of Jesus day and night The ones baptized by the Holy Ghost and the fire These are they who when they are tried and endure are found worthy to receive God s glory in their lives It pays to love God It pays to fear Him and to trust in His Word The Word of God is Jesus We can not even begin to comprehend what revelations and songs and prophecies and visions and wonderful works God has in store for those who love Him And who does Jesus says loves Him Those who keep His commandments Amen


blessed's comment on 2014-03-05 04:18:58:

I know GOD and I KNOW JESUS is my personal savior Yet with this knowledge comes more knowledge The scriptures say grow in grace and in the knowledge of our lord and savior JESUS CHRIST WE ARE IN THE world but not of the world Things we seek should be GOD S kingdom But first seek ye the kingdom of GOD and all it righteousness and all these things will follow Heaven is here on earth when we seek the FATHER SON AND HOLY GHOST LOVE YOU JESUS THANK YOU FOR SALVATION


Mimi's comment on 2013-11-25 01:01:02:

God is awesome. We have no words to describe him. One day no more pain, no more suffering, no more living in a cursed and sinful world. What a great time that will be. Thank you Father!


millicent's comment on 2013-11-18 23:53:38:

this Scripture encourages me to perseverance in life .that there is blessings at the end of the tunnel once I love God .so I dont need to give up now.


victoria's comment on 2013-11-14 06:23:26:

anything can happen for those who love the Lord .
God is full of surprises beyond our wildest dreams !
I know of a catholic woman who was very kind to someone . When the person died she left 5 houses to that catholic lady !Jesus also died! Just imagine what He has left us in his inheritance !


John k zulu's comment on 2013-09-19 12:29:07:

I love this scripture just like i do with my life because it helps me understand that we cannot imagine all that God has in store for us his children both in this life &for eternity......groly be to God.


debbie's comment on 2013-09-07 07:20:50:

this was my moms fav scripture / very inspiring to me as well


Chisomo Meya's comment on 2013-09-05 01:41:08:

Praise the living God, who was, who is and who is to come, may His name be praised forever and evermore. This verse is so beautiful, i just loves it, it increases my faith so much, it gives me so much courage,knowing that as i am a child of God, having been made rightous and being the righousness of God in Christ Jesus, i love God so much,as He has made it possible for me to love Him through His Holy Sprit whom He has given freely to me in my union with Lord Jesus Christ. This verse is so rich,full of hope. This verse gives me assurance,to know that there is more for me. Thank you.


Conrad chitibwi isaac JR's comment on 2013-08-12 07:52:23:

This scripture always it hits my mind,i always increase the love i have for God. This gives me an ***urance that my love for God is not in vein.


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