Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

But we speak a wisdom of God in a hidden mystery, which God predestined before the ages 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 rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God -- "[that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification [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;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages unto 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 However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene. 7 Instead, we speak about God's wisdom in a hidden secret, which God destined before the world began for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this world understood it, because if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.


Cross References

Romans 16:25-26

Now to the one who is able to strengthen you with my gospel and the message that I preach about Jesus, the Messiah, by revealing the secret that was kept hidden from long ago

2 Timothy 1:9

He saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our own accomplishments, but according to his own purpose and the grace that was given to us in the Messiah Jesus before time began.

Psalm 78:2

I will tell a parable, speaking riddles from long ago

Isaiah 48:6-7

"You have heard now look at them all! How can you not admit them? From now on, I'll make you hear new things, hidden things that you have not known.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants.

Matthew 13:35

This was to fulfill what was declared by the prophet when he said, "I will open my mouth to speak in parables. I will declare what has been hidden since the creation of the world."

Ephesians 1:4

just as he chose us in the Messiah before the creation of the universe to be holy and blameless in his presence. In love

Ephesians 3:4-9

By reading this, you will be able to grasp my understanding of the secret about the Messiah,

Colossians 1:26-27

This secret was hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints,

1 Peter 1:11

They tried to find out what era or specific time the Spirit of the Messiah in them kept referring to when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow.

1 Peter 5:1

Therefore, as a fellow elder, a witness of the Messiah's sufferings, and one who shares in the glory to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you:

1 Peter 5:10

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you by the Messiah Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, establish you, strengthen you, and support you.

2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the full knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence.

Revelation 13:8

All those who had become settled down and at home, living on the earth, will worship it, everyone whose name had not been written in the Book of Life belonging to the lamb that had been slaughtered since the foundation of the world.

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