John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 2:9 - 2:9

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 2:9 - 2:9


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1Co 2:9. Ἀλλὰ, but) viz. it has happened, comp. Rom 15:3; Rom 15:21, and 1Co 1:31.-καθὼς, as) He shows that the princes of the world knew not wisdom.-ἃ ὀφθαλμὸς) Isa 64:4, in the LXX., ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος οὐκ ἠκούσαμεν, οὐδε οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν εἰδον Θεὸν πλήν σου, καὶ τὰ ἔργα σου, ἃ ποιήσεις τοῖς ὑπομενοῦσιν ἔλεος. “Since the beginning we have not heard, nor have our eyes seen any god besides Thee and Thy works, which Thou wilt do to them that wait for mercy.”-ἃ, which) what eye hath not seen are those things, which God hath prepared.-ὀφθαλμὸς, οὖς, the eye, the ear) of man.-οὐκ ἀνέβη) neither have ascended [entered], that is, have not come into the mind.-ἡτοίμασεν, prepared) Hebr. יעשה, he will do; what was future in the time of Isaiah, had been actually accomplished in the time of Paul. Hence the one was speaking to them that were waiting for Him [Isa 64:4], the other to men that love [Him, who has appeared, 1Jn 4:19]: comp. things that are freely given, 1Co 2:12, by the grace of the New Testament, the fruits of which are perfected in eternity.-[Rom 8:28; Jam 2:5.]