and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints,
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone,
"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: "I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTER THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD."
"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
But He answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working."
Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
"I and the Father are one."
SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.
Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,
but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him.
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,
in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house.
For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you
"Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created."
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people;
"The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.