and whenever they may turn unto the Lord, the vail is taken away.
2 Corinthians 3:16 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When it shall turn to the Lord - When the Israelitish nation shall turn to the Lord Jesus, the veil shall be taken away; the true light shall shine; and they shall see all things clearly.
There is an evident allusion here to the case of Moses, mentioned Exodus 34:34. When he came from the Lord, and spoke to the Israelites, he put the veil over his face; but when he returned to speak with the Lord, then he took off the veil. So, when the Israelitish nation shall return to speak with and pray to the Lord Jesus, the veil of darkness and ignorance shall be taken away from their hearts; but never before that time. The words seem to imply:
1. That there will be a conversion of the Jews to Christianity; and,
2. That this conversion will be en masse; that a time will come when the whole nation of the Jews, in every place, shall turn to Christ; and then the Gentiles and Jews make one fold, under one Shepherd and Bishop of all souls.
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Exodus 34:34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out. And he came out...
Deuteronomy 4:30 When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come on you, even in the latter days, if you turn to the LORD your God...
Deuteronomy 30:10 If you shall listen to the voice of the LORD your God...
Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
Hosea 3:4,5 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image...
Romans 11:25-27 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits...
Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
Isaiah 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
Isaiah 54:13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of your children.
Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me...
John 6:45,46 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father...
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