1 Corinthians 2:7-9

Wisdom from the Spirit

7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, h which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of i the rulers of this age understood this, for j if they had, they would not have crucified k the Lord of glory.

9 But, as it is written,
l "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has m prepared n for those who love him" -

  1. Cross References
    Romans 16:25 - 26
    Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages
    Ephesians 3:5
    Which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.
    Ephesians 3:9
    And to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things.
    Colossians 1:26
    The mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
    2 Timothy 1:9
    Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 13:27
    For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.
    Luke 24:20
    And how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
  3. Cross References
    Acts 3:17
    And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
  4. Cross References
    James 2:1
    My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
    Psalms 24:7 - 10
    Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
    Acts 7:2
    And Stephen said: "Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 64:4
    From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 25:34
    Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
  7. Cross References
    James 1:12
    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
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