2 Corinthians 3:16
New International Version
But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

New Living Translation
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

English Standard Version
But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

Berean Study Bible
But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Berean Literal Bible
But whenever one shall have turned to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

New American Standard Bible
but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

King James Bible
Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

Christian Standard Bible
but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

Contemporary English Version
with a covering that is removed only for those who turn to the Lord.

Good News Translation
But it can be removed, as the scripture says about Moses: "His veil was removed when he turned to the Lord."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

International Standard Version
But whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

NET Bible
but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

New Heart English Bible
But whenever one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whenever anyone of them will be turned to THE LORD JEHOVAH, the veil is taken away from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

New American Standard 1977
but whenever a man turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless when they convert to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.)

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless when one shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.

American King James Version
Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.

American Standard Version
But whensoever it shall turn to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when they shall be converted to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.

Darby Bible Translation
But when it shall turn to [the] Lord, the veil is taken away.)

English Revised Version
But whensoever it shall turn to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

Weymouth New Testament
But whenever the heart of the nation shall have returned to the Lord, the veil will be withdrawn.

World English Bible
But whenever one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Young's Literal Translation
and whenever they may turn unto the Lord, the vail is taken away.
Study Bible
The Glory of the New Covenant
15And even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:34
But whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with Him, he would remove the veil until he came out. And when he came out, he would tell the Israelites what he had been commanded,

Isaiah 25:7
On this mountain He will swallow up the shroud that enfolds all the peoples, the sheet that covers all the nations;

Romans 11:23
And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

2 Corinthians 3:15
And even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.

Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.

when.

Exodus 34:34
But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.

Deuteronomy 4:30
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;

Deuteronomy 30:10
If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

the vail.

Isaiah 25:7
And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail 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 thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

whenever
ἡνίκα (hēnika)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2259: When, whenever, at which time. Of uncertain affinity; at which time.

[anyone] turns
ἐπιστρέψῃ (epistrepsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1994: From epi and strepho; to revert.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

[the] Lord,
Κύριον (Kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

veil
κάλυμμα (kalymma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2571: A covering, especially a covering of head and face, a veil. From kalupto; a cover, i.e. Veil.

is taken away.
περιαιρεῖται (periaireitai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4014: From peri and haireomai; to remove all around, i.e. Unveil, cast off; figuratively, to expiate.
(16) Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord.--Better, But when it shall turn. The allegorising process is still carried on. Moses removed the veil when he went into the tabernacle to commune with the Lord (Exodus 34:35); so, in the interpretation of the parable, the veil shall be taken away when the heart of Israel shall turn, in the might of a real conversion, to the Lord of Israel. The very word for "turn" is taken from the same context: "Moses called them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation turned to him" (Exodus 34:31).

Verse 16. - When it shall turn to the Lord. The nominative of the verb is not expressed. Obviously the most natural word to supply is the one last alluded to, namely, "the heart of Israel." The verb may have been suggested by Exodus 34:31. Shall be taken away; literally, is in course of removal. The tenses imply that "the moment the heart of Israel shall have turned to the Lord, the removal of the veil begins." Then "they shall look on him whom they pierced" (Zechariah 12:10); "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 25:7). 3:12-18 It is the duty of the ministers of the gospel to use great plainness, or clearness, of speech. The Old Testament believers had only cloudy and passing glimpses of that glorious Saviour, and unbelievers looked no further than to the outward institution. But the great precepts of the gospel, believe, love, obey, are truths stated as clearly as possible. And the whole doctrine of Christ crucified, is made as plain as human language can make it. Those who lived under the law, had a veil upon their hearts. This veil is taken away by the doctrines of the Bible about Christ. When any person is converted to God, then the veil of ignorance is taken away. The condition of those who enjoy and believe the gospel is happy, for the heart is set at liberty to run the ways of God's commandments. They have light, and with open face they behold the glory of the Lord. Christians should prize and improve these privileges. We should not rest contented without knowing the transforming power of the gospel, by the working of the Spirit, bringing us to seek to be like the temper and tendency of the glorious gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and into union with Him. We behold Christ, as in the glass of his word; and as the reflection from a mirror causes the face to shine, the faces of Christians shine also.
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