1 Corinthians 2:7
New International Version
No, we declare God's wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

New Living Translation
No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God--his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began.

English Standard Version
But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

Berean Study Bible
No, we speak of the mysterious and hidden wisdom of God, which He destined for our glory before time began.

Berean Literal Bible
But we speak in a mystery, the wisdom of God having been hidden, which God foreordained before the ages for our glory,

New American Standard Bible
but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

King James Bible
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Christian Standard Bible
On the contrary, we speak God's hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory.

Contemporary English Version
We speak of God's hidden and mysterious wisdom that God decided to use for our glory long before the world began.

Good News Translation
The wisdom I proclaim is God's secret wisdom, which is hidden from human beings, but which he had already chosen for our glory even before the world was made.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the contrary, we speak God's hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory.

International Standard Version
Instead, we speak about God's wisdom in a hidden secret, which God destined before the world began for our glory.

NET Bible
Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory.

New Heart English Bible
But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the ages for our glory,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, that which was kept secret and God had consecrated before the world for our glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We speak about the mystery of God's wisdom. It is a wisdom that has been hidden, which God had planned for our glory before the world began.

New American Standard 1977
but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

Jubilee Bible 2000
but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages unto our glory,

King James 2000 Bible
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

American King James Version
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world to our glory:

American Standard Version
but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, even the wisdom that hath been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds unto our glory:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory :

Darby Bible Translation
But we speak God's wisdom in [a] mystery, that hidden [wisdom] which God had predetermined before the ages for our glory:

English Revised Version
but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, even the wisdom that hath been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds unto our glory:

Webster's Bible Translation
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world to our glory:

Weymouth New Testament
But in dealing with truths hitherto kept secret we speak of God's wisdom--that hidden wisdom which, before the world began, God pre-destined, so that it should result in glory to us;

World English Bible
But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds for our glory,

Young's Literal Translation
but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory,
Study Bible
Spiritual Wisdom
6Among the mature, however, we speak a message of wisdom—but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7No, we speak of the mysterious and hidden wisdom of God, which He destined for our glory before time began. 8None of the rulers of this age understood it. For if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.…
Cross References
Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 8:30
And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified.

Romans 11:25
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited: A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.

Romans 16:25
Now to Him who is able to strengthen you by my gospel and by the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery concealed for ages past,

1 Corinthians 2:1
When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.

Ephesians 3:10
His purpose was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,

Hebrews 1:2
But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the universe was formed by God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Treasury of Scripture

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world to our glory:

even.

Psalm 78:2
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Isaiah 48:6,7
Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them…

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

unto.

1 Peter 5:1,10
The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: …

2 Peter 1:3
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:







Lexicon
No,
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

we speak of
λαλοῦμεν (laloumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

[the] mysterious
μυστηρίῳ (mystēriō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3466: From a derivative of muo; a secret or 'mystery'.

[and] hidden
ἀποκεκρυμμένην (apokekrymmenēn)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 613: To hide away, conceal, keep secret. From apo and krupto; to conceal away; figuratively, to keep secret.

wisdom
σοφίαν (sophian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4678: Wisdom, insight, skill (human or divine), intelligence. From sophos; wisdom.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

which
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

[He]
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

destined
προώρισεν (proōrisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4309: To foreordain, predetermine, mark out beforehand. From pro and horizo; to limit in advance, i.e. predetermine.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

glory
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

before
πρὸ (pro)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4253: A primary preposition; 'fore', i.e. In front of, prior to.

time [began].
αἰώνων (aiōnōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 165: From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity; by implication, the world; specially a Messianic period.
(7) In a mystery.--The writer explains in these words the plan on which his speaking of God's wisdom proceeded, that he dealt with it as the ancient mysteries were dealt with, explaining certain truths only to the initiated, and not to all (1Corinthians 4:1; Colossians 1:26).

Hidden.--Heretofore unrevealed, but now made manifest in Christ and by His teachers (Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:10). And this has been in accordance with what God ordained "before the beginning of time," to our glory, as distinct from the humiliation of the world's teaching, which is coming to nought.

Verse 7. - In a mystery; that is, "in a truth, once hidden, now revealed." The word is now used for what is dark and incomprehensible, but it has no such meaning in the New Testament, where it means "what was once secret, but has now been made manifest" (Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:4, 9; Colossians 1:26; 1 Timothy 3:16). It implies the very reverse of any esoteric teaching. Hidden. It was "hidden from the wise and prudent, but revealed to babes" (Matthew 11:25). Before the worlds; literally, before the ages; before time began. Unto our glory. The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews clearly states that "the future age" is in God's counsels subjected, not to the angels, but to man. But "our glory" is that we are "called to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus" (1 Peter 5:10). 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. It is the mystery made manifest to the saints, Col 1:26, though formerly hid from the heathen world; it was only shown in dark types and distant prophecies, but now is revealed and made known by the Spirit of God. Jesus Christ is the Lord of glory; a title much too great for any creature. There are many things which people would not do, if they knew the wisdom of God in the great work of redemption. There are things God hath prepared for those that love him, and wait for him, which sense cannot discover, no teaching can convey to our ears, nor can it yet enter our hearts. We must take them as they stand in the Scriptures, as God hath been pleased to reveal them to us.
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