Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

But we speak a wisdom of God in a hidden mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory,

New American Standard Bible

but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

King James Version

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Holman Bible

On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory.

International Standard Version

Instead, we speak about God's wisdom in a hidden secret, which God destined before the world began for our glory.

American Standard Version

but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, even the wisdom that hath been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds unto our glory:

Amplified

but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom once hidden [from man, but now revealed to us by God, that wisdom] which God predestined before the ages to our glory [to lift us into the glory of His presence].

An Understandable Version

But we [apostles] speak God's secret wisdom, which has been hidden [through the ages], which God predetermined for our honor before time began.

Anderson New Testament

but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, even that which had been hidden, which God predestined before the ages, for our glory,

Bible in Basic English

But we give the news of the secret wisdom of God, which he had kept in store before the world came into existence, for our glory;

Common New Testament

But we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and which God destined for our glory before the ages.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but we explain that mysterious plan of divine wisdom, which God had contriv'd before the ages, for our glory:

Darby Translation

But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, that hidden wisdom which God had predetermined before the ages for our glory:

Godbey New Testament

but we speak the wisdom of God having been hidden in a mystery, which God predestinated before the ages unto our glory:

Goodspeed New Testament

But it is a mysterious divine wisdom that we impart, hitherto kept secret, and destined by God before the world began for our glory.

John Wesley New Testament

which God ordained before the world for our glory;

Julia Smith Translation

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, hidden, which God determined beforehand, before the times to our glory:

King James 2000

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Lexham Expanded Bible

but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory,

Modern King James verseion

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, which God has hidden, predetermining it before the world for our glory;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but we speak the wisdom of God, which is in secret and lieth hid, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Moffatt New Testament

it is the mysterious Wisdom of God that we discuss, that hidden wisdom which God decreed from all eternity for our glory.

Montgomery New Testament

No, it is God's wisdom that I utter, that hidden wisdom which God had decreed before the world began, unto our glory.

NET Bible

Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory.

New Heart English Bible

But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the ages for our glory,

Noyes New Testament

but we speak Gods wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God determined on before the world was, for our glory;

Sawyer New Testament

but we speak a wisdom of God hid in mystery, which God appointed from eternity for our glory,

The Emphasized Bible

But we speak, God's, wisdom, in a sacred secret, that hidden wisdom , which God marked out beforehand, before the ages, for our glory, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but we speak the wisdom of God, which had been hid in mystery, which God predestined before the worlds were, for our glory:

Twentieth Century New Testament

No, it is a divine philosophy that we teach, one concerned with the hidden purpose of God-that long-hidden philosophy which God, before time began, destined for our glory.

Webster

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world to our glory:

Weymouth New Testament

But in dealing with truths hitherto kept secret we speak of God's wisdom--that hidden wisdom which, before the world began, God pre-destined, so that it should result in glory to us;

Williams New Testament

rather, we are setting forth a wisdom that came from God, once a covered secret but now uncovered, which God marked off as His plan for bringing us to glory.

World English Bible

But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds for our glory,

Worrell New Testament

but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery??he hidden wisdom??hich God predestined before the ages for our glory;

Worsley New Testament

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, that hidden wisdom which God ordained before the worlds for our glory:

Youngs Literal Translation

but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

we speak
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

the wisdom
σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

μυστήριον 
Musterion 
Usage: 23

even the hidden
ἀποκρύπτω 
Apokrupto 
Usage: 3

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

προορίζω 
Proorizo 
Usage: 6

πρό 
Pro 
before, above, above ... ago, or ever
Usage: 34

the world
αἰών 
Aion 
Usage: 101

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 2:7

References

Morish

Watsons

Images 1 Corinthians 2:7

Prayers for 1 Corinthians 2:7

Context Readings

The Wisdom Revealed By The Spirit

6 But we speak wisdom among the fully developed, but not a wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age who come to nothing. 7 But we speak a wisdom of God in a hidden mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age know. For if they knew, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.


Cross References

Romans 16:25-26

Now to him who is able to establish you according to my good-news, and the preaching of Jesus Christ according to a revelation of the mystery that has been kept secret for eternal times,

2 Timothy 1:9

Who saved us and who called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal.

Psalm 78:2

I will open my mouth in parable{s (LXX/NT)}. I will utter dark sayings of old,

Isaiah 48:6-7

Thou have heard it, behold all this, and ye, will ye not declare it? I have shown thee new things from this time, even hidden things, which thou have not known.

Matthew 11:25

Jesus having responded at that time, said, I extol thee, O Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, because thou hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to the childlike.

Matthew 13:35

so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, which says, I will open my mouth in parables. I will utter things concealed from the foundation of the world.

Ephesians 1:4

Just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and unblemished before him in love.

Ephesians 3:4-9

With which reading ye can recognize my understanding in the mystery of the Christ,

Colossians 1:26-27

the mystery that was hidden from the ages and from the generations, but has now been made known to his sanctified.

1 Peter 1:11

searching for what, or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ in them indicated, predicting the sufferings in Christ, and the glories after these things.

1 Peter 5:1

I, a fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of the Christ, and a partaker of the glory going be revealed, exhort the elders among you:

1 Peter 5:10

And may the God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus (after suffering a little while) himself thoroughly prepare you. He will establish, strengthen, and provide a foundation.

2 Peter 1:3

as all things of his divine power to us, things toward life and piety, which were granted through the knowledge of him who called us through glory and virtue.

Revelation 13:8

And all who dwell upon the earth will worship it, whose name has not been written in the book of life of the Lamb who was killed from the foundation of the world.

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