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New Testament Verses regarding "Mysteries"

The Greek Word mustairieon, meaning "a mystery" is defined as "a hidden secret thing, a riddle, a religious secret, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary people, a mystic or hidden sense, a metaphor, an allusion to an OT saying, an image or form seen in a vision or a dream, a sign seen in the name of Jesus." The word appears once each in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, four times in Revelation, and twenty times in the epistles.

The Gospels

Mt 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mk 04:11 And he (Jesus) said to them, "You (the 12 apostles) have been given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those, the ones outside, everything is given in parables ... so that seeing, they may see and not perceive, and hearing, they may hear but not understand."
Lk 08:10 And he was saying, to you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing, they might not understand.


Rev 01:20 The Mystery of the Seven Stars that you saw on my Right and the Seven Golden Lampstands ... The Seven Stars are Messengers of the Seven Assemblies, and the Lampstands are the Seven Seven Assemblies.
Rev 10:07 But in the Days of the Voice of the seventh Angel when he intends to trumpet, and would be completed in Time the Mystery of God ... like he proclaimed to his Slaves the Prophets.
Rev 17:05 And on her Forehead a name having been written ... a Mystery ... “Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes” ... and ... “of the abominations of the earth.”
Rev 17:07 And the Angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the Mystery of the Woman and of the Beast ...

The Epistles

Ro 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part happened to Israel, until the fulness of the gentiles comes in.
Ro 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began.
1Co 02:07 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1Co 04:01 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1Co 13:02 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and (have) all knowledge; and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains; and do not have charity, I am nothing.
1Co 14:02 For the one speaking in a tongue, not to men, but speaking to God; for nobody hears, but in spirit he speaks mysteries.
1Co 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery, We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
Eph 01:09 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself:
Eph 03:03 How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; as I wrote before in few words ...
Eph 03:04 Whereby, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ
Eph 03:09 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph 05:32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Assembly.
Eph 06:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel.
Col 01:26 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints ...
Col 01:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory ...
Col 02:02 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Col 04:03 Withal praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds
2Th 02:07 For the mystery of lawlessness is already working: there is only one holding it back, until out of the midst he is taken away.
1Ti 03:09 keeping the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
1Ti 03:16 And by common consent, great is the mystery of godliness: Who was manifest in flesh, was justified in Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up into glory.

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