Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

No one can deny the profundity of the divine truth of our religion! "He was revealed in flesh, He was vindicated by the Spirit, He was seen by the angels, He was proclaimed among the heathen, He was believed in throughout the world, He was taken up into glory."

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Holman Bible

And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great:

He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the Spirit,
seen by angels,
preached among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.

International Standard Version

By common confession, the secret of our godly worship is great: In flesh was he revealed to sight, kept righteous by the Spirit's might, adored by angels singing. To nations was he manifest, believing souls found peace and rest, our Lord in heaven reigning!

A Conservative Version

And without controversy great is the mystery of piety. God was manifested in flesh, justified in spirit, seen by heavenly agents, proclaimed among nations, believed in the world, taken up in glory.

American Standard Version

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

Amplified

And great, we confess, is the mystery [the hidden truth] of godliness:He (Jesus Christ) who was revealed in human flesh,
Was justified and vindicated in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the nations,
Believed on in the world,
Taken up in glory.

An Understandable Version

And without question the revealed secret of godly living is great. [It is this]: He [i.e., Christ, or God], who appeared in a fleshly body [was] vindicated [of false charges] by the Holy Spirit; [He was] seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed in throughout the world [and finally] was taken up into glory [i.e., heaven].

Anderson New Testament

And confessedly great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in flesh, justified in spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.

Bible in Basic English

And without argument, great is the secret of religion: He who was seen in the flesh, who was given God's approval in the spirit, was seen by the angels, of whom the good news was given among the nations, in whom the world had faith, who was taken up in glory.

Common New Testament

By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: he was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the mystery of piety is the pillar and basts of truth; and certainly most extraordinary. God has appear'd in the flesh, been justified by the spirit, seen by angels, proclaim'd to the Gentiles, believ'd by the world, and assum'd into glory.

Darby Translation

And confessedly the mystery of piety is great. God has been manifested in flesh, has been justified in the Spirit, has appeared to angels, has been preached among the nations, has been believed on in the world, has been received up in glory.

Godbey New Testament

And assuredly great is the mystery of godliness; Who is manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, was seen of angels, was preached among the Gentiles, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

John Wesley New Testament

The mystery of godliness is the pillar and ground of the truth, and without controversy a great thing: God was manifested in the flesh, was justified by the spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up into glory.

Julia Smith Translation

And manifestly great is the mystery of devotion: God was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed in the nations, was believed on in the world, was received up in glory.

King James 2000

And without doubt great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And most certainly, great is the mystery of godliness: Who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the Gentiles, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

Modern King James verseion

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among nations, believed on in the world, and received up into glory.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And without nay, great is that mystery of godliness. God was showed in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, was seen of angels, was preached unto the gentiles, was believed on in earth and received up in glory.

Moffatt New Testament

And who does not admit how profound is the divine truth of our religion? ??it is He who was "manifest in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by the angels, preached among the nations, believed on throughout the world, taken up to glory."

Montgomery New Testament

Yes! without contradiction, great is the mystery of godliness!

NET Bible

And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation: He was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

New Heart English Bible

Without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: He was revealed in the flesh, justified by the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, and received up in glory.

Noyes New Testament

And confessedly great is the mystery of godliness, in him who was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.

Sawyer New Testament

And confessedly great is the mystery of piety; [Christ,] who was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, was seen by angels, was preached to the nations, was believed on in the world, was received up into glory.

The Emphasized Bible

And, confessedly great, is the sacred secret of godliness, - Who was made manifest in flesh, was declared righteous in spirit, was made visible unto messengers, was proclaimed among nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And confessedly great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified by the Spirit, seen of angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yes, and confessedly wonderful are the deep truths of our religion; for-- 'He was revealed in our nature, pronounced righteous in spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up into glory.'

Webster

And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Weymouth New Testament

And, beyond controversy, great is the mystery of our religion-- that Christ appeared in human form, and His claims justified by the Spirit, was seen by angels and proclaimed among Gentile nations, was believed on in the world, and received up again into glory.

Williams New Testament

Undoubtedly the mystery of our religion is a great wonder: "He was made visible in human form; He was vindicated by the Spirit; He was seen by angels; He was proclaimed among the heathen; He was trusted in throughout the world; He was taken up to glory."

World English Bible

Without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: God was revealed in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, and received up in glory.

Worrell New Testament

And, confessedly, great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifested in flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Worsley New Testament

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, and received up into glory.

Youngs Literal Translation

and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety -- God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ὁμολογουμένως 
Homologoumenos 
Usage: 1

μέγας 
megas 
Usage: 167

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the mystery
μυστήριον 
Musterion 
Usage: 23

εὐσέβεια 
Eusebeia 
Usage: 15

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

φανερόω 
Phaneroo 
Usage: 44

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

ὀπτάνομαι ὄπτομαι 
Optanomai 
Usage: 41

of angels
G32
ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the Gentiles
ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

ἀναλαμβάνω 
Analambano 
take up, receive up, take, take in, take into
Usage: 13

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Timothy 3:16

Images 1 Timothy 3:16

Prayers for 1 Timothy 3:16

Context Readings

The Mystery Of Godliness Described

15 so that if I am delayed, you may know how we are to conduct ourselves in the household of God, for it is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 16 No one can deny the profundity of the divine truth of our religion! "He was revealed in flesh, He was vindicated by the Spirit, He was seen by the angels, He was proclaimed among the heathen, He was believed in throughout the world, He was taken up into glory."


Cross References

John 1:14

So the Word became flesh and blood and lived for a while among us, abounding in blessing and truth, and we saw the honor God had given him, such honor as an only son receives from his father.

Hebrews 1:3

He is the reflection of God's glory, and the representation of his being, and bears up the universe by his mighty word. He has effected man's purification from sin, and has taken his seat on high at the right hand of God's Majesty,

Mark 16:19

So the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was caught up into heaven and took his seat at God's right hand.

Luke 24:4

They were in great perplexity over this, when suddenly two men in dazzling clothing stood beside them.

Romans 16:25

To him who can make you strong by the good news I bring and the preaching about Jesus Christ, through the disclosure of the secret kept back for long ages but now revealed,

Romans 16:25

To him who can make you strong by the good news I bring and the preaching about Jesus Christ, through the disclosure of the secret kept back for long ages but now revealed,

Romans 16:25

To him who can make you strong by the good news I bring and the preaching about Jesus Christ, through the disclosure of the secret kept back for long ages but now revealed,

Matthew 1:23

"The maiden will be pregnant and will have a son, And they will name him Immanuel."?? word which means "God with us."

Matthew 3:16

And when Jesus was baptized, he went right up out of the water, and the heavens opened, and he saw the Spirit of God come down like a dove and light upon him,

Luke 22:43

OMITTED TEXT

Acts 20:28

Take care of yourselves and of the whole flock, of which the holy Spirit has made you guardians, and be shepherds of the church of God, which he got at the cost of his own life.

1 Peter 1:12

It was disclosed to them that they were serving not themselves but you in dealing with these things, which have now been told you by those who through the holy Spirit sent from heaven brought you the good news; things into which angels long to look!

1 John 3:5

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.

1 John 3:5-18

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.

1 John 3:5

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.

1 John 3:5-7

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.

1 John 3:5-6

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.

1 John 3:5

You know that he appeared to take our sins away, and that there is no sin in him.

Matthew 4:11

Then the devil left him, and angels came and waited on him.

Matthew 13:11

He answered, "You are permitted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but they are not.

Matthew 28:2

And there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and went and rolled the stone back and sat upon it.

Mark 1:13

And he remained in the desert for forty days, and Satan tried to tempt him there; and he was among the wild animals; but the angels waited on him.

Mark 16:5

And when they went into the tomb they saw a young man in a white robe sitting at the right, and they were utterly amazed.

Luke 2:10-14

The angel said to them, "Do not be frightened, for I bring you good news of a great joy that is to be felt by all the people,

Luke 2:32

A light of revelation for the heathen, And a glory to your people Israel!"

Luke 24:51

And as he was blessing them, he parted from them.

John 1:1-2

In the beginning the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was divine.

John 1:1-33

In the beginning the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was divine.

John 6:62

Then what if you see the Son of Man go up where he was before?

John 6:62

Then what if you see the Son of Man go up where he was before?

John 15:26

When the Helper comes whom I will send to you from the Father??hat Spirit of Truth that comes from the Father??e will bear testimony to me,

John 16:8-9

When he comes, he will bring conviction to the world about sin and uprightness and judgment;

John 16:28

I did come from the Father and enter the world. Now I am leaving the world again and going back to the Father."

John 17:5

Now, Father, do such honor to me in your presence as I had done me there before the world existed.

John 20:12

and saw two angels in white sitting where Jesus' body had been, one at his head and one at his feet.

Acts 1:1-11

In my first volume, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning

Acts 1:19

This fact was well known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that the piece of land came to be called in their language Akeldamach, the bloody field.)

Acts 2:32-36

He is Jesus, whom God raised from the dead, and to whose resurrection we are all witnesses.

Acts 10:34

Then Peter began and said, "Now I really understand that God shows no partiality,

Acts 13:46-48

Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly, and said, "God's message had to be told to you first, but since you thrust it off and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the heathen.

Acts 14:27

When they arrived there, they called the church together, and reported how God had worked with them, and how he had opened the way to faith for the heathen.

Romans 8:3

For though it was impossible for the Law to do it, hampered as it was by our physical limitations, God, by sending his own Son in our sinful physical form, as a sin-offering, put his condemnation upon sin through his physical nature,

Romans 9:5

and the patriarchs, and from them physically Christ came??od who is over all be blessed forever! Amen.

Romans 10:12

There is no distinction between Jew and Greek for they all have the same Lord, and he is generous to all who call upon him.

Romans 10:18

But I ask, had they no opportunity to hear it? On the contrary, "Their voices have gone all over the earth, And their words to the ends of the world."

1 Corinthians 2:7

But it is a mysterious divine wisdom that we impart, hitherto kept secret, and destined by God before the world began for our glory.

1 Corinthians 15:47

The first man is of the dust of the earth; the second man is from heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:47

The first man is of the dust of the earth; the second man is from heaven.

Galatians 4:4

but when the proper time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, and made subject to law,

Ephesians 1:9

He has given us perfect insight into his secret purpose and understanding of it, in following out the design he planned to carry out in Christ,

Ephesians 3:3-10

and how the secret was made known to me by revelation, as I have just briefly written.

Ephesians 4:8-10

So it says, "When he went up on high, he led a host of captives, And gave gifts to mankind."

Ephesians 6:19

and for me, that when I open my lips I may be given a message, so that I may boldly make known the secret of the good news,

Philippians 2:6-8

Though he possessed the nature of God, he did not grasp at equality with God,

Colossians 1:6

came among you, to thrive and bear its fruit among you, as it does all over the world, from the time when you first heard about the mercy of God,

Colossians 1:16-18

for it was through him that everything was created in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen, angelic thrones, dominions, principalities, authorities??ll things were created through him and for him.

Colossians 1:27

to whom God has chosen to make known among the heathen how glorious this mystery of Christ in you, the promise of glorification, really is.

Colossians 2:2

that your hearts may be cheered. I want you to be united by love, and to have all the benefit of assured knowledge in coming to know Christ??3 that divine mystery in which all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are to be found.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

when on that Day he comes to be honored in his people, and wondered at in all who believe in him??ecause our testimony has been confirmed in you.

2 Thessalonians 2:7

For disobedience is already secretly at work, but only until he who is now holding it in check is gotten out of the way.

1 Timothy 3:9

but holding the divine truth of the faith with a clear conscience.

Hebrews 2:9-13

but we do see Jesus, who was "made for a little while inferior to angels, crowned with glory and honor" because he suffered death, so that by the favor of God he might taste the bitterness of death on behalf of every human being.

Hebrews 7:7

But, beyond any doubt, it is the inferior that is blessed by the superior.

Hebrews 8:1

Now the main point in what I am saying is this: We have such a high priest as this, and he has taken his seat in heaven at the right hand of God's Majesty,

Hebrews 12:2

fixing our eyes upon Jesus, our leader and example in faith, who in place of the happiness that belonged to him, submitted to a cross, caring nothing for its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Peter 1:20

who was predestined for this before the foundation of the world, but was revealed only at the end of the ages,

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ himself died once for all, for sin, an upright man for unrighteous men, to bring us to God, and was physically put to death, but he was made alive in the Spirit.

1 Peter 3:22

who has gone to heaven and is at God's right hand, with angels, hierarchies, and powers made subject to him.

1 Peter 3:22

who has gone to heaven and is at God's right hand, with angels, hierarchies, and powers made subject to him.

1 John 5:6-8

It was he, Jesus Christ himself, who came in water and in blood; not in water only, but in water and in blood. The Spirit also testifies to this, for the Spirit is truth.

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. But he laid his right hand upon me, and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last,

Revelation 7:9

After that I saw a great crowd which no one could count from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes, with palm branches in their hands,

Revelation 17:5

On her forehead there was written a name that was symbolic: "Mighty Babylon, mother of idolatresses and of earth's abominations."

Revelation 17:7

but the angel said to me, "Why are you amazed? I will explain to you what the woman and the animal with seven heads and ten horns that carries her symbolize.

Romans 1:3-4

about his Son, who was physically descended from David,

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