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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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1 Corinthians 2:7

God's wisdom in a mystery (teou sopian en musthriwi).
Two points are here sharply made. It is God's wisdom (note emphatic position of the genitive teou) in contrast to the wisdom of this age. Every age of the world has a conceit of its own and it is particularly true of this twentieth century, but God's wisdom is eternal and superior to the wisdom of any age or time. God's wisdom is alone absolute. See on 2:1 for mystery. It is not certain whether

in a mystery} is to be taken with {wisdom} or {we speak}. The result does not differ greatly, probably with {wisdom}, so long a secret and now at last revealed (Colossians 1:26; 2 Thessalonians 2:7). {That hath been hidden (thn apokekrummenhn).
See Romans 16:25; Colossians 1:26; Ephesians 3:5. Articular perfect passive participle of apokruptw, more precisely defining the indefinite sopian (wisdom).

Foreordained before the worlds (prowrisen pro twn aiwnwn).
This relative clause (hn) defines still more closely God's wisdom. Note pro with both verb and substantive (aiwnwn). Constative aorist of God's elective purpose as shown in Christ crucified (1 Corinthians 1:18-24). "It was no afterthought or change of plan" (Robertson and Plummer).

Unto our glory (eiv doxan hmwn).
"The glory of inward enlightenment as well as of outward exaltation" (Lightfoot).


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The Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Copyright © Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board)

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:7". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.


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