Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter riddles from of old,
Thou heardest, see all this; and ye, will not ye declare it? I have caused thee to hear new things from this time, and things hidden, and that thou knewest not:
At that time, Jesus answering said, I praise thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes.
so that that should be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the world's foundation.
Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my glad tidings and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, as to which silence has been kept in the times of the ages,
according as he has chosen us in him before the world's foundation, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love;
by which, in reading it, ye can understand my intelligence in the mystery of the Christ,)
the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but has now been made manifest to his saints;
2 Timothy 1:9
who has saved us, and has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of time,
1 Peter 1:11
searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ which was in them pointed out, testifying before of the sufferings which belonged to Christ, and the glories after these.
and all that dwell on the earth shall do it homage, every one whose name had not been written from the founding of the world in the book of life of the slain Lamb.