https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-corinthians-2.html. 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. 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. Compare Daniel 2:29, Sept. sayings whose substance he desires to use. A Hebraism (cf. As the scripture says. More specifically and more personally, we have not see the end of God's story in our life (cp Php 1:6-note). American King James Version (AKJV) 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. Maimon. In Isa 64:4 it is "Prepared (literally, 'will do') for him that waiteth for Him"; here, "for them that love Him." This we often do, and it is not unfrequently done in the New Testament, Romans 10:18. In verse 15, Elisha’s attendant went out seemingly oblivious to both the fact of the enemy and of God’s provision. That is, he preached truth undiscoverable by human reason. ", 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. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. ((b) T. Bab. 1897-1910. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:9". 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. 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). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-corinthians-2.html. All the world had been strangers to this until God made a revelation to his people by his Spirit. — The first of these explanations is generally adopted and is the most satisfactory. See Isaiah 64:1, Isaiah 64:4-5, Isaiah 64:8. & Hilch. 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. 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! College Press, Joplin, MO. 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. His neighbors would have shunned him out of fear of having the religious police target them. 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. 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