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Their minds, indeed, were closed; and to this very day their minds are covered with the same veil as they read the books of the old covenant. The veil is removed only when a person is joined to Christ.
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But their senses were made dull. For, until this present day, the selfsame veil, in the reading of the old testament, remaineth not taken away (because in Christ it is made void).
2 Corinthians 4:3,4 And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, . . .
Psalm 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened that they see not; and their back bend thou down always.
Isaiah 6:10 Blind the heart of this people, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes: lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and I heal them.
Isaiah 26:10-12 Let us have pity on the wicked, but he will not learn justice: in the land of the saints he hath done wicked things, and he shall not see the glory of the Lord. . . .
Isaiah 42:18-20 Hear, ye deaf, and, ye blind, behold that you may see. . . .
Isaiah 44:18 They have not known, nor understood: for their eyes are covered that they may not see, and that they may not understand with their heart.
Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams.
Isaiah 59:10 We have groped for the wall, and like the blind we have groped as if we had no eyes: we have stumbled at noonday as in darkness, we are in dark places, as dead men.
Jeremiah 5:21 Hear, O foolish people, and without understanding: who have eyes, and see not: and ears, and hear not.
Ezekiel 12:2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a provoking house: who have eyes to see, and see not: and ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a provoking house.
Matthew 6:23 But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness itself how great shall it be!
Matthew 13:11,13-15 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given. . . .
John 9:39-41 And Jesus said: For judgment I am come into this world: that they who see not may see; and they who see may become blind. . . .
John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart and be converted: and I should heal them.
Acts 28:26,27 Saying: Go to this people and say to them: With the ear you shall hear and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see and shall not perceive. . . .
Romans 11:7-10,25 What then? That which Israel sought, he hath not obtained: but the election hath obtained it. And the rest have been blinded. . . .
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 25:7 And he shall destroy in this mountain the face of the bond with which all people were tied, and the web that he began over all nations.
Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
Luke 18:31-34 Then Jesus took unto him the twelve and said to them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things shall be accomplished which were written by the prophets concerning the Son of man. . . .
Luke 24:25-27,44-46 Then he said to them: O foolish and slow of heart to believe in all things, Which the prophets have spoken. . . .
John 8:12 Again therefore, Jesus spoke to: them, saying: I am the light of the world. He that followeth me walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 12:46 I am come, a light into the world, that whosoever believeth in me may not remain in darkness.
Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, did hear: whose heart the Lord opened to attend to those things which were said by Paul.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me.
Ephesians 1:17-20 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation, in the knowledge of him: . . .
ContextThe Glory of the New Covenant
…13And not as Moses put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel might not steadfastly look on the face of that which is made void. 14But their senses were made dull. For, until this present day, the selfsame veil, in the reading of the old testament, remaineth not taken away (because in Christ it is made void). 15But even until this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.…
And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying: Ye men, brethren, if you have any word of exhortation to make to the people, speak.
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him in the synagogues, where he is read every sabbath.
What then? That which Israel sought, he hath not obtained: but the election hath obtained it. And the rest have been blinded.
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us fit ministers of the new testament, not in the letter but in the spirit. For the letter killeth: but the spirit quickeneth.
2 Corinthians 3:15
But even until this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.
2 Corinthians 4:3
And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost,
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.
Having their understanding darkened: being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.
Additional TranslationsBut their minds were closed. For to this day the same veil remains at the reading of the old covenant. It has not been lifted, because only in Christ can it be removed.
But their minds were hardened; for until the present day, the same veil remains at the reading of the old covenant, not being lifted, which is being removed in Christ.
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same veil not taken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ.
but their minds were hardened: for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remaineth, it not being revealed to them that it is done away in Christ.
But their thoughts have been darkened, for unto this day the same veil remains in reading the old covenant, unremoved, which in Christ is annulled.
but their minds were hardened: for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remaineth unlifted; which veil is done away in Christ.
But their minds were blinded: for until this day the same vail remaineth untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
Nay, their minds were made dull; for to this very day during the reading of the book of the ancient Covenant, the same veil remains unlifted, because it is only in Christ that it is to be abolished.
But their minds were hardened, for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains, because in Christ it passes away.
but their minds were hardened, for unto this day the same vail at the reading of the Old Covenant doth remain unwithdrawn -- which in Christ is being made useless --
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NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were hardened for until (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools