Veil over their hearts (2 Cor. 3:15)

“To this very day

Whenever Moses is read,

A veil lies

Over their hearts.”

ἀλλ’ ἕως σήμερον ἡνίκα ἂν ἀναγινώσκηται Μωϋσῆς κάλυμμα ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν αὐτῶν κεῖται·

Paul said that to this very day (ἀλλ’ ἕως σήμερον), whenever Moses is read (ἡνίκα ἂν ἀναγινώσκηται Μωϋσῆς), a veil (κάλυμμα) lies over (κεῖται) their hearts (ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν αὐτῶν).  Only this Corinthian letter used this word κάλυμμα that means a covering of head and face, or a veil.  Paul was even more explicit.  He said directly that even today, whenever the weekly reading of the Mosaic Torah was read in the synagogues, this veil covered up their hearts, so that they could not understand what was being said.  The veil of Moses had passed from Moses to the hearts of the Israelites.  Do you have a veil that keeps you from understanding religious matters?

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