Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:3
If, however, the meaning of our Good News has been veiled, the veil has been on the hearts of those who are on the way to perdition,
but if your eyesight is bad, your whole body will be dark. If however the very light within you is darkness, how dense must the darkness be!
"Because," He replied, "while to you it is granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of the Heavens, to them it is not.
"I came into this world," said Jesus, "to judge men, that those who do not see may see, and that those who do see may become blind."
"He has blinded their eyes and made their minds callous, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their minds, and should turn, and I should heal them."
"'Go to this people and tell them, you will hear and hear, and by no means understand; and will look and look, and by no means see.
How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened.
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God who said, "Out of darkness let light shine," is He who has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory, which is radiant on the face of Christ.
"Blessed are you, Simon Bar-jonah," said Jesus; "for mere human nature has not revealed this to you, but my Father in Heaven.
Then He drew the Twelve to Him and said, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything written in the Prophets which refers to the Son of Man will be fulfilled.
"O dull-witted men," He replied, "with minds so slow to believe all that the Prophets have spoken!
Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the man who follows me shall certainly not walk in the dark, but shall have the light of Life."
I have come like light into the world, in order that no one who believes in me may remain in the dark.
Among our hearers was one named Lydia, a dealer in purple goods. She belonged to the city of Thyateira, and was a worshipper of the true God. The Lord opened her heart, so that she gave attention to what Paul was saying.
that they may turn from darkness to light and from the obedience to Satan to God, in order to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified through faith in Me.'
For I always beseech the God of our Lord Jesus Christ--the Father most glorious--to give you a spirit of wisdom and penetration through an intimate knowledge of Him,