2 Corinthians 3:12

Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
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Ambrosiaster

AD 400
Paul is saying that we have a hope of seeing glory, not the kind that was on the face of Moses but the kind which the three apostles saw on the mountain when the Lord revealed himself. Therefore we ought to repay the love of God as far as we can by being more fervent in our love for him, who by cleansing us from our sins has given us this confidence. Now our confidence ought to increase, because what we eventually see will be in proportion to what we now believe. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles. ...

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
Seeing then that we have such hope. Since the Lord diffuses the spirit of grace by us His Apostles, we have hope that He will hereafter give us glory far beyond that of Moses. We use great plainness of speech. We preach the Gospel boldly, freely, frankly, openly.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Having therefore such hope, we use much confidence and assurance, and need not conceal God's promises, nor put a veil over our face, as Moses did, the children of Israel not being able to look on the face of that which is made void, meaning on that passing glory of Moses, to whom the law was given, and of that law, and all that belonged to it, which was only to last till the coming of Christ, and which is now made void. The reading of the ordinary Greek is now different, viz. that they looked not on the end of that which is now made void, meaning by the end, on Christ, who was the end of the law, which now by his coming is abolished and made void, as it was always designed to be. (Witham) ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
For since when he had heard so many and so great things concerning the New [Covenant,] the hearer would be desirous of seeing this glory manifested to the eye, mark whither he hurls him, [even] to the world to come. Wherefore also he brought forward the hope, saying, Having therefore such a hope. Such? Of what nature? That we have been counted worthy of greater things than Moses; not we the Apostles only, but also all the faithful. We use great boldness of speech. Towards whom? Tell me. Towards God, or towards the disciples? Towards you who are receiving instruction, he says; that is, we speak every where with freedom, hiding nothing, withholding nothing, mistrusting nothing, but speaking openly; and we have not feared lest we should wound your eyesight, as Moses did that of the Jews. For that he alluded to this, hear what follows; or rather, it is necessary first to relate the history, for he himself keeps dwelling upon it. What then is the history? When, having received the Tables a ...

Severian of Gabala

AD 425
What hope do we have? The hope that the grace of the Spirit will not be abolished like the law but that it will remain, even after the resurrection. .

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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