Immediately I had three scriptures come to mind that all said: “Lift up your eyes.” These scriptures all have to do with what I call having a heavenly mindset. John 14:23)—a further designation of the ἅγιοι, πιστεύοντες, κλητοί, ἐκλεκτοὶ of chap. There is a difference. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Faith takes God at His Word, even when the odds seemed to be stacked against His Word. They have views of that which the eyes of other people have not seen; a view of wisdom, and fitness, and beauty which can be found in no other plan. ((a) Zohar in Exod. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The Hebrew reads: "From of old men have not heard, not perceived with the ear, eye has not seen a God beside Thee who does (gloriously) for him who waits on Him." For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. To enter into the heart means to occur to the mind. Notice the text again. Instead of using his own words he quotes God's. 4. 1897-1910. It is not used where the words are taken from other sources (see, e.g., Jude 1:9; Jude 1:14). Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the LORD's anointed. 1. — The first of these explanations is generally adopted and is the most satisfactory. eye hath not seen, nor ear heard: which could never have been seen to be read by the eye of man, nor the sound thereof ever heard by the ear of man, had not God been pleased to make a revelation of them; and though they are to be seen and read in the sacred writings, and to be heard either read or expounded, with the outward hearing of the ear; yet are neither to be seen nor heard intellectually, spiritually, and savingly, unless, God gives eyes to see, and ears to hear; the exterior senses of seeing and hearing are not sufficient to come at and discover the sense of them; flesh and blood, human nature cannot search them out, nor reveal them, no nor the internal senses, the intellectual capacity of men: neither have entered into the heart of man; this clause is not in the original text; but is a phrase often used by the Jews, for that which never came into a man's mind, was never thought of by him, or he ever had any conceptions, or the least notion and idea of; so the elders of the city, at the beheading of the heifer, are represented not only as saying, "our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it"; but also neither , "hath it entered into our hearts", that the sanhedrim hath shed blood (y); and elsewhere (z) it is said, this matter is like to a king, , "into whose heart it entered", to plant in his garden, &c. The things which God hath prepared for them that love him; in the original text it is, "for him that waiteth for him"; the sense is the same, for such as hope in the Lord and wait for him, are lovers of him; and the meaning is, that God has prepared and laid up in his own breast, in his counsels and covenant, in the types, shadows, and sacrifices of the old law, in the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, such doctrines and mysteries of grace as were not so seen, heard, known, and understood by the Old Testament prophets and saints; and has reserved for his people under the Gospel dispensation, the times of the Messiah, a more clear discovery of them: so the Jews themselves own that these words belong to the world to come (a), which with them commonly signifies the days of the Messiah; though here they think fit to distinguish them, and interpret the phrase, "eye hath not seen", of the eye of the prophets: their words are these (b); "all prophesied not, but of the days of the Messiah; but as to the world to come, eye hath not seen, O God, besides thee. Spiritual Insight —The true second sight. () It sure looks as if they are claiming for themselves a quality or condition (infallibility, inspiration), which they deny for the Bible. No. Here’s how the complete sentence reads: “‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’— but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit” (emphasis added). & Jarchi in Isaiah 64.4. Of the four clauses, the 1James , 2 nd, and 4th recall Isaiah 64:4 f. (Hebrews , Isaiah 64:3 f.)—after the Hebrew text; the 3rd occurs in a similar strain in Isaiah 65:17 (LXX, 16); see other parls. Eye has not seen: Most people wrongly take the things which God has prepared for those who love Him to mean the things which are waiting for us in heaven. The meaning of this verse is plain, although there are several difficulties connected with it. They read Mark 16:16, and then say, "But I really think that in the end God won"t consider baptism to be an essential requirement for salvation". 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. A Hebraism (compare, Jer 3:16, Margin). For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. The blessedness which the apostle referred to had been unknown alike to the Jews and the Gentiles. ((z) Sepher Bahir in Zohar in Gen. fol. 2:6-9 Those who receive the doctrine of Christ as Divine, and, having been enlightened by the Holy Spirit, have looked well into it, see not only the plain history of Christ, and him crucified, but the deep and admirable designs of Divine wisdom therein. 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. Origen’s suggestion has been adopted by many expositors, but is really needless; this is only an extreme example of the Apostle’s freedom in adopting and combining O.T. D L Moody - MOST people say “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,” and they stop there. things which have not set foot upon the heart. ... "looks can be deceiving!" "The Bible Study New Testament". As it is written is not, in this case, the form of quotation, but is rather equivalent to saying, ‘To use the language of Scripture.'. But if already revealed, assuredly it does not refer to that which is yet to come. It may sound contradictory, but a person can see, yet not see. BibliographyHodge, Charles. Although now the man was physically able to work for the first time in his life, no one would hire a man who had been excommunicated by the religious authorities. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". "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." As we begin 1998, Gods aim for us is that we be set on a two-railed train track in the direction of holiness and love and mission and heaven. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-corinthians-2.html. 1. 1 Corinthians 2:9 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. (8) Another objection: but how could it be that those intelligent men could not perceive this wisdom? 46. Clement of Rome (ad Cor(373), xxxiv. Literally the passage reads, ‘What no eye saw, and no ear heard, and no heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him — .' "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? If no light came in through the windows (the eyes), there would be darkness in the body. (Erdman p. 40). ", "Prepared (literally, 'will do') for him that waiteth for him;", Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. But although this does not refer directly to heaven, there may be an application of the passage to a future state in an indirect manner, which is not improper. None of these explanations would justify the use of that phrase, “it is written,” with which these words are introduced, and which in the apostolic writings is confined to quotations from the Old Testament scriptures. 1 Corinthians 2:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Corinthians 2:9, NIV: "However, as it is written: 'What no eye has seen, ... 'THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.'" BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Teshuva, c. 8. sect. nor ear heard = and ear heard not (Greek. They are not to be found as here given anywhere in the Old Testament. in Misn. In all these respects, the blessings which the gospel confers, surpass the full comprehension of people; and are infinitely beyond all that man could know or experience without the religion of Christ. This we often do, and it is not unfrequently done in the New Testament, Romans 10:18. 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. Paul had said, he preached the hidden wisdom of God, which none of the princes of this world knew; he taught what no eye hath seen, nor ear heard, nor heart conceived. The body here means the person rather than just his body. ((b) T. Bab. 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."] John 4:35 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 4:35, NIV: "Don't you have a saying, 'It's still four months until harvest'?I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! margin, Jeremiah 3:16). In that place it is designed clearly to describe the blessedness of those who were admitted to the divine favor; who had communion with God; and to whom God manifested himself as their friend. This is the version given in the Vulgate, and brings the passage into harmony with the apostle's quotation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-corinthians-2.html. That blessedness is said to be superior to all that people elsewhere enjoy; to be such as could be found no where else but in God. From Isaiah 64:4, freely rendered by Septuagint. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations. Ép. 1905. (i) Man cannot so much as think of them, much less conceive them with his senses. Cross References. 1974. They need insight or illumination, eyes to see the mighty power and provision of God, but they must also believe God and put on their God-given armor that they might take a stand against Satan and his forces. Septuagint, "From of old we have not heard, nor have our eyes seen a God beside Thee, and Thy works which Thou wilt do for those who wait for mercy." 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. 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). The idea is, that men had never known any other God than Jehovah who did, or could do, what he threatened to do. 7. Sabbat, fol, 63. 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. However, keep in mind that faith is NOT faith in faith, but is … without a revelation) what he, (or, by change of person) what thou hast prepared for those that wait for thee.' But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him. The Septuagint expresses the same idea. Jesus heard that the Jewish leaders had kicked this man out of the temple, which was a serious matter in that society. 99. The world"s wisdom is seen as shallow from the perceptive, that it was God who had to enlighten man as to the facts about this life. The meaning in Isaiah as connected with what precedes, seems to be that the reason why such fearful things as had been predicted were to be expected from Jehovah is, that he alone had proved himself able to perform them. 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). As the formula, "As it is written," is never used by the apostles except in the citation of the canonical books of the Old Testament, it cannot be admitted that Paul intended to quote either some book now lost, or some apocryphal writing. A third explanation of this difficulty is, that the apostle did not intend to quote any one passage of Scripture, but to appeal to its authority for a clearly revealed truth. A further analogy appears between the “terrible things in righteousness” which the prophet foresees in the coming theophany, and the καταργεῖν that P. announces for “the rulers of this world”. In verses 15-23 we have an illustration of both. In fact, they are claiming to have an "inside track" to God"s mind. Indeed, the mysteries of the Gospel are more clearly discerned now, than by the prophets formerly. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". sayings. To say that the eye had not seen, nor the ear heard, was, therefore, the same as saying that it was not known at all. 2. And if on earth the gospel confers such blessings on its friends, how much higher and purer shall be the joys which it shalt bestow in heaven! Lit., went up. The words cited do not appear, connectedly, in the O.T. 1 Samuel 24:10. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". Nor ear heard - We learn the existence and quality of objects by the external senses; and those senses are used to denote any acquisition of knowledge. God tells Ezekiel that his people "have eyes to see but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear" (Ezekiel 12:2).The little picture below illustrates this.. 1 Seeing Yet Not Seeing. But' [ de (Greek #1161), not so strong an adversative as the former "but," which contrasts the two main opposites. He there says that God has revealed these things to Christians by his Spirit. For Isaiah spake to them who waited for Messiah's appearance as future; Paul, to them who love Him as having actually appeared (1Jo 4:19); compare 1Co 2:12, "the things that are freely given to us of God". 2. It is new; and is above all that man has seen, and felt, and known. No one ever expected God to act in history by sending the Eternal Logos in human form and having him die on the cross as the means of salvation! 1 Corinthians 1:5-7).— τ. ἀγαπ. They are true of the present. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". 1. The quotation is not verbatim, but an inspired exposition of the "wisdom" (1 Corinthians 2:6) from Isaiah 64:4 (cf. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. - Jewish Publication Society Bible. (y) T. Bab. It seems they are claiming that they can know God"s will without a clear revelation from God! Or(374) wrote (on Matthew 27:9), “In nullo regulari libro hoc positum invenitur, nisi in Secretis Eliæ prophetæ”—a lost Apocryphum; Jerome found the words both in the Ascension of Isaiah and the Apocalypse of Elias, but denies Paul’s indebtedness to these sources; and Lt(375) makes out (see note, ad loc(376)) that these books were later than Paul. 8) cites the text briefly as a Christian saying, but reverts from Paul’s τ. ἀγαπῶσιν to the Isaianic τ. ὑπομένουσιν αὐτόν, manifestly identifying the O. and N.T. 1. Who claim they can tell the difference between verses in the Gospels that later writers erroneously attributed to Jesus, and the kernel of truth that Jesus really said? ou). Paul answers: because we preach those things which surpass all man's understanding. . verse 12, end). 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. Paul writes in verse 9, "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.'" The words are not to be limited to future blessings in heaven. c. 11. sect. This is not the only place in which St. Paul would seem to thus refer to the Old Testament scriptures (see 1 Corinthians 1:19-20) when he is not basing any argument upon a particular sentence in the Scriptures, but merely availing himself of some thoughts or words in the Old Testament as an illustration of some truth which he is enforcing. It would be an eye that sees the Master's generosity as more precious than money. 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. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". Compare in the Hebrew, Isaiah 65:17. Sanhedrin, fol. College Press, Joplin, MO. See Isaiah 64:1, Isaiah 64:4-5, Isaiah 64:8. John 4:35, ESV: "Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’?Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest." to the Corinthians, St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians, Commentaire sur la prem. Explanation and Commentary of 1 Corinthians 2:9. αὐτὸν affirms the moral precondition for this full blessedness (cf. To get over this difficulty some propose a different interpretation of the passage in the prophet. The exceptive words, "O God, beside (i:e., except) thee," are not quoted directly, but virtually expressed in the exposition (1 Corinthians 2:10). Well, it"s rulers put God to death. Or this verse may be connected with what follows: ‘What eye hath not seen — what (namely) God hath prepared for his people, he hath revealed to us by his Spirit.' sayings whose substance he desires to use. It is such wisdom as could not have been discovered without a revelation, according to what the prophet Isaiah says (Isa. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. I am not talking about being so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good, but it is still the mindset that places priority not on what we see but instead on who we know. If the eyes are not good, the person cannot see well. The TOTAL glory of God's act in Christ is still beyond human understanding!!! The sentence is incomplete. 1. Paul says, "But God hath revealed them unto us." App-107. (Erdman p. 40). It seems they are claiming to be as close to God, as the Spirit is! BibliographyTorrey, R. A. In thought, as Hf(371) and Bt(372) point out, this passage corresponds to Isaiah 64 : in P. God does, as in Isaiah He is besought to do, things unlooked for by the world, to the confusion of its unbelief; in each case these things are done for fit persons—Isaiah’s “him that waiteth for Him,” etc., being translated into Paul’s “those that love Him”; ἐποίησεν is changed to ἡτοίμασεν, in conformity with προώρισεν (1 Corinthians 2:7). For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/1-corinthians-2.html. In verse 15, Elisha’s attendant went out seemingly oblivious to both the fact of the enemy and of God’s provision. (2) the object of the apostle is not to describe the future state of the redeemed. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". While it is true that we cannot comprehend the greatness of heaven, that isn’t what Paul means here, because 1 Corinthians 2:10 tells us God has revealed them to us through His Spirit . They are ripe for harvest." 64. Paul takes only the general idea from the Old-Testament passage. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-corinthians-2.html. The gospel is the “hidden wisdom of God” (1 Cor 2:6). The context makes it clear that this revelation is God’s Word (v. 13), which tells us what God has prepared for us. neither have, &c. = and went not (Greek. - Youngs Literal Bible (64:3) And whereof from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God beside Thee, who worketh for him that waiteth for Him. Sota, fol. Or, we may supply, as many do, the word ( כבכןץ ͂ לום) ‘we speak what God hath prepared for those who love him.' 2. Entered - literally, come up into the heart: 'alah 'al leeb: the rising of an earnest desire in the heart. Phrases. It is certainly taught in the Old Testament that the human mind cannot penetrate into the counsels of God; his purposes can only be known by a supernatural revelation. '', "the eye of the prophets hath not been able to see it.''. See on Acts 7:23. 34. As the scripture says. A. Alexander, is: "And from eternity they have not heard, they have not perceived by the ear, the eye hath not seen, a God beside thee (who) will do for (one) waiting for him." How bankrupt is the world"s wisdom? "None but thou, O God, sees these mysteries: God hath revealed them to us by His spirit. Chrysostom also suggests that it may be a reference, not to a writing, but to historical facts, as in Matthew 2:23. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? But [ alla (Greek #235)] - in strong contrast to "which none of the princes of this world knew." God's seeing the mysteries ensures His revealing them to His people. 1 Corinthians 1:20, Philippians 4:8, for the pronominal idiom.—In ἡτοίμασεν κ. τ. λ. Paul is not thinking so much of the heavenly glory (see note on δόξα, 1 Corinthians 2:7), as of the magnificence of blessing, undreamed of in former ages, which comes already to believers in Christ (cf. For Isaiah spake to them who waited for Messiah as future; Paul, to them who love Him as having appeared (1 John 4:19 : cf. Even his … Some years ago this verse, by itself, was our theme verse for a semester at chapel at a school I attended. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hdg/1-corinthians-2.html. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. 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. Eye hath not seen - This is the same as saying, that no one had ever fully perceived and understood the value and beauty of those things which God has prepared for his people. The exceptive words, "O God, beside (that is, except) Thee," are not quoted directly, but are virtually expressed in the exposition of them (1Co 2:10), "None but thou, O God, seest these mysteries, and God hath revealed them to us by His Spirit. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. We have not seen the end of the story. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-corinthians-2.html. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 64:4), Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for those that love him-for him that waiteth for him, that waiteth for his mercy, so the Septuagint. Neither have entered into the heart of man - No man has conceived it; or understood it. ", entered—literally, "come up into the heart." 'Love conducts to a far richer world of knowledge than earthly means could open to the conception' (Olshausen). prophesied only of the days of the Messiah.”. All the world had been strangers to this until God made a revelation to his people by his Spirit. Compare Daniel 2:29, Sept. 1. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Names. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/1-corinthians-2.html. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Neither have entered into the heart of man -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, neither have entered into the heart of man, The things which God hath prepared for them that love him, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, ἀπεκάλυψεν δὲ ἡμῖν ὁ θεός, τοῖς ὑπομενοῦσιν αὐτόν, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. Probably many in the marketplace would also refuse to do business with such an outcast. Go to, but just as it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. But see what the New Testament says, “God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit.” You see the Lord hath revealed them unto us: “For the Spirit searches all things—yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:10 God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit. "Whatsoever things God prepared"-"These words do not refer to the unknown glories of heaven, as commonly supposed, but to the way of salvation." No man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man that is in him; even so, the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, as it is written, The things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, and which came not up, upon heart of man, how many things God prepared for them that love Him, to us God revealed through His Spirit, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 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