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 enigmas from ancient time:
Thou heardest, seeing it all; and will ye not announce? I caused thee to hear new things from now, and hidden things, and thou knewest them not
In that time Jesus having answered, said, I acknowledge to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for thou hast hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to children.
So that that spoken by the prophet might be filled up; saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will declare things having been hid from the foundation of the world.
And to him being able to support you according to my good news, and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept silent from eternal times,
As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and blameless before him in love:
By which ye, reading, can perceive My understanding in the mystery of Christ,)
The mystery hid from times immemorial, and from generations, and now has been manifested to his holy ones:
2 Timothy 1:9
Who having saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, given us in Christ Jesus before eternal times,
1 Peter 1:11
Searching for whom or what time the Spirit of Christ which in them manifested, testifying beforehand the sufferings to Christ, and the glories after these.
And all they dwelling upon earth shall worship him, whose names have not been written in the book of life of the slain Lamb from the foundation of the world.