Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Bible References

Blinded

2 Corinthians 3:14
but their minds were closed. For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ.
1 Kings 22:22
“The Lord asked him, ‘How?’

“He said, ‘I will go and become a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’

“Then He said, ‘You will certainly entice him and prevail. Go and do that.’
Isaiah 6:10
Dull the minds of these people;
deafen their ears and blind their eyes;
otherwise they might see with their eyes
and hear with their ears,
understand with their minds,
turn back, and be healed.
John 12:40
He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their hearts,
so that they would not see with their eyes
or understand with their hearts,
and be converted,
and I would heal them.

Lest

2 Corinthians 4:6
For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:8
how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?
John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”
John 12:35
Jesus answered, “The light will be with you only a little longer. Walk while you have the light so that darkness doesn’t overtake you. The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going.
Acts 26:18
to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that by faith in Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.’
Colossians 1:27
God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
1 Timothy 1:11
based on the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.
Titus 2:13
while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The image

John 1:14
The Word became flesh
and took up residence among us.
We observed His glory,
the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
John 12:45
And the one who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.
John 14:9
Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
John 15:24
If I had not done the works among them that no one else has done, they would not have sin. Now they have seen and hated both Me and My Father.
Philippians 2:6
who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage.
Colossians 1:15
He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
Hebrews 1:3
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Shine

2 Corinthians 4:6
For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 50:2
From Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God appears in radiance.
Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord shines over you.
2 Peter 1:19
So we have the prophetic word strongly confirmed. You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
1 John 2:8
Yet I am writing you a new command, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

General references

Leviticus 13:29
“When a man or woman has an infection on the head or chin,
Isaiah 43:8
Bring out a people who are blind, yet have eyes,
and are deaf, yet have ears.
Ezekiel 8:4
I saw the glory of the God of Israel there, like the vision I had seen in the plain.
Matthew 13:13
For this reason I speak to them in parables, because looking they do not see, and hearing they do not listen or understand.
Luke 24:45
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
John 8:27
They did not know He was speaking to them about the Father.

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