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1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” b — the things God has prepared for those who love him

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The quotation, like a large percentage of OT citations is from the LXX (Greek) rather from the Hebrew. This particular quote is from here:

LXX and Brenton: Isaiah 64:

3 ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος οὐκ ἠκούσαμεν οὐδὲ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν εἶδον θεὸν πλὴν σοῦ καὶ τὰ ἔργα σου ἃ ποιήσεις τοῖς ὑπομένουσιν ἔλεον

4 From of old we have not heard, neither have our eyes seen a God beside thee, and thy works which thou wilt perform to them that wait for mercy.

This link here shows the LXX source for many NT quotes:


The role of the LXX in the formation of the NT is somewhat non-intuitive and it is sort of "rite of passage" for someone to discover the non-tidy nature of this aspect of the scriptures.

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