Paul paraphrases Isaiah 64:4 Septuagint. 99. the things which God hath prepared for them that love him; What an eye hath not seen, nor an ear heard, and, all that God hath prepared for them that love Him, by some confusion of memory took the apocryphal saying for a canonical passage possibly from the prophecies, οἱ δὲ δίκαιοι πορεύσονται εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομοῦντες ἐκεῖνα, Commentary on the First Ep. This is the truth for which the apostle cites the authority of the Old Testament. Beracot, fol. If there are such manifestations of wisdom in the plan here; if Christians see so much of its beauty here on earth; and if their views so far surpass all that the world sees and enjoys, how much greater and purer will be the manifestations of wisdom and goodness in the world of glory. They are ripe for harvest." It is such wisdom as could not have been discovered without a revelation, according to what the prophet Isaiah says (Isa. The things which God hath prepared - The things which God "has held in reserve" (Bloomfield); that is, what God has appointed in the gospel for his people. sayings whose substance he desires to use. (8) Another objection: but how could it be that those intelligent men could not perceive this wisdom? margin, Jeremiah 3:16). Jesus heard that the Jewish leaders had kicked this man out of the temple, which was a serious matter in that society. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. The thing which he is describing here, is not merely the happiness of Christians, but their views of the wisdom of the plan of salvation. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". The Greek is, 'We speak (supplied from 1 Corinthians 2:8) things which eye saw not (heretofore), etc., things which [A B read "as many things soever as:" hosa (Greek #3745). "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". This latter "but" puts a slight contrast between the two subordinate clauses, "God hath prepared" from everlasting, but now "hath revealed the things to us."] to the Corinthians, St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians, Commentaire sur la prem. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-corinthians-2.html. the things which God hath prepared for them that love him; Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Beet's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, "Paul"s thought is that there is no method of apprehension open to man (eyes, ears, or understanding) which can give him any idea of the wonderful things that God has made ready for, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, "which none of the princes of this world knew. It is true that this view is attended with a high degree of comfort; but the comfort is not the immediate thing in the eye of the apostle. He there says that God has revealed these things to Christians by his Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (NKJV): But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. When the eyes are good, the whole person gets the benefit of the light. But Christ confounded human wisdom, and not many were given eyes to see and understand. For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. “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) They are true of the present. Chrysostom also suggests that it may be a reference, not to a writing, but to historical facts, as in Matthew 2:23. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. in Misn. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. "as it is written"-(Isaiah 64:4/65:17) "He does not employ the very words, but states the main thought, which emphasizes the inability of man to discover that which God alone can reveal." For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. "Things" such as forgiveness of sins, reconciliation with God, redemption, etc...and how to live! "entered not into the heart of man"-"no human mind conceived" (Fee p. 107) "Things beyond our imagining" (NEB). Thus, however, the "but" of 1Co 2:10 is ignored. 31. aux Corinthiens, οὐδε οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν εἰδον Θεὸν πλήν σου. Rather construe, as Estius, "('We speak,' supplied from 1Co 2:8), things which eye saw not (heretofore), … things which God prepared … But God revealed them to us," &c. The quotation is not a verbatim one, but an inspired exposition of the "wisdom" (1Co 2:6, from Isa 64:4). Origen in his Commentary on John (Exegetika eis to kata Ioannen) (Fragments from Catenae, Fragm. ), which would easily be joined together in memory and resemble even verbally the passage as written here by the Apostle. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". 46. This difficulty may be met either by a reference to the usage referred to in the note on the last verse of the preceding chapter, 1 Corinthians 1:31, the custom of the apostles to quote passages from the Old Testament without weaving them grammatically into their own discourses. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/1-corinthians-2.html. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". New International Version 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 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