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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Colossians 1:26

    CHAPTERS: Colossians 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29




    King James Bible - Colossians 1:26

    Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

    World English Bible

    the mystery which has been
    hidden for ages and generations. But now it has been revealed to his saints,

    Douay-Rheims - Colossians 1:26

    The mystery which hath been
    hidden from ages and generations, but now is manifested to his saints,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Even the mystery which hath been
    hid from ages, and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3588 μυστηριον 3466 το 3588 αποκεκρυμμενον 613 5772 απο 575 των 3588 αιωνων 165 και 2532 απο 575 των 3588 γενεων 1074 νυνι 3570 δε 1161 εφανερωθη 5319 5681 τοις 3588 αγιοις 40 αυτου 846

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (26) -
    Ro 16:25,26 1Co 2:7 Eph 3:3-10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:26

    a saber , el misterio escondido desde los siglos y generaciones y que ahora ha sido manifestado a sus santos,

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Colossians 1:26

    Verse 26. The
    mystery which hath been hid] The mystery is this: that God had designed to grant the Gentiles the same privileges with the Jews, and make them his people who were not his people. That this is what St. Paul means by the mystery, see Eph. iii. 3, &c.

    Made manifest to his saints] It is fully known to all who have embraced the doctrine of Christ crucified; to all Christians.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 26. [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and generations , etc.] This is said, as explanative of the word of God; signifying that he did not mean the Scriptures in general, which are the word of God, and every part of them; some part of which is historical, another prophetical, another practical, and another doctrinal; nor the law, which also is the word of God, but the Gospel, called the mystery, as it often is; because it contains things, which, though revealed, are mysteries to a natural man; and even to enlightened persons, who have the clearest view of them, the modus of them is not to be accounted for; such as the doctrines of the Trinity, of the union of the two natures in Christ, the incarnation of the Son of God, the union and communion of the church with Christ, the resurrection of the dead, etc. And though perhaps great and special regard may be here had to the calling of the Gentiles, which, though revealed in the prophecies of the Old Testament, was in a great measure hid in them, and not so clearly known in ages and generations past as now, yet the whole may be applied to the Gospel mystery in general; which was first hid in the heart of God, in his thoughts and purposes, in his counsel and covenant, and in his Son, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; and then in the ceremonies and shadows of the law, which but few had any insight into, and discerning of; and, during that dispensation, was wholly hid from the Gentiles; and but in part known by the Jews, and but by a few, and comparatively by them very darkly; and not so clearly by the angels themselves, who pry into these mysteries, and now, under the Gospel dispensation, learn from the church the manifold wisdom of God; and indeed it was hidden from all men, Jews and Gentiles, in a state of nature, and even from the wise and prudent of this world: but now is made manifest to his saints ; now under the Gospel dispensation, since the coming of Christ; there is an external revelation of the Gospel by him, more clearly, by whom grace and truth came, called the revelation of Christ; and an internal revelation of it by his Spirit, who is the spirit of wisdom and revelation, in the knowledge of him; which is made to saints, the holy apostles and prophets, who are the saints to whom this faith, and the mystery of it, were first delivered with so much power and evidence; and to all the elect of God, whom he has separated for himself in eternal election; whom Christ has sanctified by his blood, and to whom he is made sanctification; and who are called with an holy calling, have principles of grace and holiness wrought in them by the Spirit of God, and therefore called his saints; these have only a spiritual discerning of the Gospel, for the natural man neither knows nor receives it.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 24-29 - Both the sufferings of the
    Head and of the members are called the sufferings of Christ, and make up, as it were, one body of sufferings But He suffered for the redemption of the church; we suffer on othe accounts; for we do but slightly taste that cup of afflictions of whic Christ first drank deeply. A Christian may be said to fill up tha which remains of the sufferings of Christ, when he takes up his cross and after the pattern of Christ, bears patiently the afflictions God allots to him. Let us be thankful that God has made known to u mysteries hidden from ages and generations, and has showed the riche of his glory among us. As Christ is preached among us, let us seriousl inquire, whether he dwells and reigns in us; for this alone can warran our assured hope of his glory. We must be faithful to death, throug all trials, that we may receive the crown of life, and obtain the en of our faith, the salvation of our souls __________________________________________________________________

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3739 R-DPM ηθελησεν 2309 5656 V-AAI-3S ο 3588 T-NSM θεος 2316 N-NSM γνωρισαι 1107 5658 V-AAN τις 5101 I-NSM ο 3588 T-NSM πλουτος 4149 N-NSM της 3588 T-GSF δοξης 1391 N-GSF του 3588 T-GSN μυστηριου 3466 N-GSN τουτου 5127 D-GSN εν 1722 PREP τοις 3588 T-DPN εθνεσιν 1484 N-DPN ος 3739 R-NSM εστιν 2076 5748 V-PXI-3S χριστος 5547 N-NSM εν 1722 PREP υμιν 5213 P-2DP η 3588 T-NSF ελπις 1680 N-NSF της 3588 T-GSF δοξης 1391 N-GSF

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:26 {The
    mystery} (to musterion). See on #1Co 2:7 for this interesting word from mustes (initiate), from muew, to wink, to blink. The Gnostics talked much of "mysteries." Paul takes their very word (already in common use, #Mt 13:11) and uses it for the gospel. {Which hath been hid} (to apokekrummenon). Perfect passive articular participle from apokruptw, old verb, to hide, to conceal from (#1Co 2:7; Eph 3:9). {But now it hath been manifested} (nun de efanerwqe). First aorist passive indicative of fanerow, to make manifest (faneros). The construction is suddenly changed (anacoluthon) from the participle to the finite verb.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29


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