2:6 Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, 1 but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. 2:7 Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory. 2:8 None of the rulers of this age understood it. If they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 2:9 But just as it is written, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, 2 are the things God has prepared for those who love him.” 3 2:10 God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
1 tn In extrabiblical literature this word was applied to an initiate of a mystery religion (BDAG 995 s.v. τέλειος 3, gives numerous examples and states this was a technical term of the mystery religions). It could here refer to those who believed Paul’s message, the mystery of God (v. 1), and so be translated as “those who believe God’s message.”
2 tn Grk “entered the heart,” an OT expression, in which the heart functions like the mind.