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2 Corinthians 3:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But whensoever it shall turn to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But when it shall turn to [the] Lord, the veil is taken away.)
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Howbeit, whensoever he turneth unto [the] Lord, he taketh off the veil:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and whenever they may turn unto the Lord, the vail is taken away.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But when they shall be converted to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Neuerthelesse, when it shall turne to the Lord, the vaile shall be taken away.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And when any one of them is converted unto the Lord, the veil from him is uplifted.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But when any of them is turned unto the Lord, the vail is taken from him.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Nevertheless 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
when 2259
{2259} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; at which time.
(0302) Complement
A primary particle, denoting a supposition, wish, possibility or uncertainty.
it y302
[0302] Standard
A primary particle, denoting a supposition, wish, possibility or uncertainty.
shall turn 1994
{1994} Prime
From G1909 and G4762; to revert (literally, figuratively or morally).
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
to 4314
{4314} Prime
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
the Lord, 2962
{2962} Prime
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
vail 2571
{2571} Prime
From G2572; a cover, that is, veil.
shall be taken away. 4014
{4014} Prime
From G4012 and G0138 (including its alternate); to remove all around, that is, unveil, cast off (anchor); figuratively to expiate.
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 3:14-18.

2 Corinthians 3:16

_ _ Moses took off the veil on entering into the presence of the Lord. So as to the Israelites whom Moses represents, “whensoever their heart (it) turns (not as English Version, ‘shall turn’) to the Lord, the veil is (by the very fact; not as English Version,shall be’) taken away.” Exodus 34:34 is the allusion; not Exodus 34:30, Exodus 34:31, as Alford thinks. Whenever the Israelites turn to the Lord, who is the Spirit of the law, the veil is taken off their hearts in the presence of the Lord: as the literal veil was taken off by Moses in going before God: no longer resting on the dead letter, the veil, they by the Spirit commune with God and with the inner spirit of the Mosaic covenant (which answers to the glory of Moses’ face unveiled in God’s presence).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 3:12-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 3:16

When it — Their heart. Shall turn to the Lord — To Christ, by living faith. The veil is taken away — That very moment; and they see, with the utmost clearness, how all the types and prophecies of the law are fully accomplished in him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 34:34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel [that] which he was commanded.
Deuteronomy 4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, [even] in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
Deuteronomy 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, [and] if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
Hosea 3:4-5 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and [without] teraphim: ... Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
Romans 11:25-27 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. ... For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

the veil:

Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
Isaiah 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children [shall be] taught of the LORD; and great [shall be] the peace of thy children.
Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
John 6:45-46 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. ... Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
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Ex 34:34. Dt 4:30; 30:10. Is 25:7; 29:18; 54:13. Jr 31:34. Lm 3:40. Ho 3:4. Jn 6:45. Ro 11:25.

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