2:9 But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, 1 are the things God has prepared for those who love him.” 2 2:10 God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
you came down, and the mountains trembled 4 before you.
no eye has seen any God besides you,
who intervenes for those who wait for him.
1 tn Grk “entered the heart,” an OT expression, in which the heart functions like the mind.
3 tn Heb “[for which] we were not waiting.”
5 tn Heb “from ancient times they have not heard, they have not listened.”
6 tn Or “will keep.”
7 sn Jesus’ statement If you love me, you will obey my commandments provides the transition between the promises of answered prayer which Jesus makes to his disciples in vv. 13-14 and the promise of the Holy Spirit which is introduced in v. 16. Obedience is the proof of genuine love.