Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He [ God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] 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.

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."

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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 But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 16 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.


Cross References

John 1:14

The Word became flesh
and took up residence among us.
We observed His glory,
the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

Hebrews 1:3

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Mark 16:19

Then after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

Luke 24:4

While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling clothes.

Romans 16:25

Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation about Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept silent for long ages

Colossians 1:23

if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faith and are not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become a servant of it.

Isaiah 9:6

For a child will be born for us,
a son will be given to us,
and the government will be on His shoulders.
He will be named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Matthew 1:23

See, the virgin will become pregnant
and give birth to a son,
and they will name Him Immanuel,which is translated “God is with us.”

Matthew 3:16

After Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water. The heavens suddenly opened for Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on Him.

Luke 22:43

[Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.

Acts 20:28

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

1 Peter 1:12

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things.

1 John 3:5

You know that He was revealed so that He might take away sins, and there is no sin in Him.

Psalm 68:17-18

God’s chariots are tens of thousands,
thousands and thousands;
the Lord is among them in the sanctuary
as He was at Sinai.

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.

Isaiah 50:5-7

The Lord God has opened My ear,
and I was not rebellious;
I did not turn back.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

“The days are coming”—this is the Lord’s declaration—
“when I will raise up a Righteous Branch of David.
He will reign wisely as king
and administer justice and righteousness in the land.

Micah 5:2

Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you
to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin is from antiquity,
from eternity.

Matthew 4:11

Then the Devil left Him, and immediately angels came and began to serve Him.

Matthew 13:11

He answered them, “Because the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know, but it has not been given to them.

Matthew 28:2

Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it.

Mark 1:13

He was in the wilderness 40 days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels began to serve Him.

Mark 16:5

When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed.

Luke 2:10-14

But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people:

Luke 2:32

a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and glory to Your people Israel.

Luke 24:51

And while He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven.

John 1:1-2

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.

John 1:32-33

And John testified, “I watched the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him.

John 6:62

Then what if you were to observe the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?

John 13:3

Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into His hands, that He had come from God, and that He was going back to God.

John 15:26

“When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—He will testify about Me.

John 16:8-9

When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment:

John 16:28

I came from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

John 17:5

Now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence
with that glory I had with You
before the world existed.

John 20:12

She saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where Jesus’ body had been lying.

Acts 1:1-11

I wrote the first narrative, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach

Acts 1:19

This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that in their own language that field is called Hakeldama (that is, Field of Blood).

Acts 2:32-36

“God has resurrected this Jesus. We are all witnesses of this.

Acts 10:34

Then Peter began to speak: “Now I really understand that God doesn’t show favoritism,

Acts 13:46-48

Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: “It was necessary that God’s message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles!

Acts 14:27

After they arrived and gathered the church together, they reported everything God had done with them and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Romans 8:3

What the law could not do since it was limited by the flesh, God did. He condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin’s domain, and as a sin offering,

Romans 9:5

The ancestors are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Messiah, who is God over all, praised forever. Amen.

Romans 10:12

for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him.

Romans 10:18

But I ask, “Did they not hear?” Yes, they did:Their voice has gone out to all the earth,
and their words to the ends of the inhabited world.

1 Corinthians 2:7

On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory.

1 Corinthians 15:47

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

Galatians 2:8

since the One at work in Peter for an apostleship to the circumcised was also at work in me for the Gentiles.

Galatians 4:4

When the time came to completion, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

Ephesians 1:9

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him

Ephesians 3:3-10

The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above.

Ephesians 4:8-10

For it says:When He ascendedon high,
He took prisoners into captivity;
He gave gifts to people.

Ephesians 6:19

Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.

Philippians 2:6-8

who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage.

Colossians 1:6

that has come to you. It is bearing fruit and growing all over the world, just as it has among you since the day you heard it and recognized God’s grace in the truth.

Colossians 1:16-18

For everything was created by Him,
in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities—
all things have been created through Him and for Him.

Colossians 1:27

God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 2:2

I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

in that day when He comes to be glorified by His saints and to be admired by all those who have believed, because our testimony among you was believed.

2 Thessalonians 2:7

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way,

1 Timothy 3:9

holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

Hebrews 2:9-13

But we do see Jesus—made lower than the angels for a short time so that by God’s grace He might taste death for everyone—crowned with glory and honor because of His suffering in death.

Hebrews 7:7

Without a doubt, the inferior is blessed by the superior.

Hebrews 8:1

Now the main point of what is being said is this: We have this kind of high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,

Hebrews 12:2

keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

1 Peter 1:20

He was chosen before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the times for you

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that He might bring you to God,
after being put to death in the fleshly realm
but made alive in the spiritual realm.

1 Peter 3:22

Now that He has gone into heaven, He is at God’s right hand with angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him.

1 John 1:2

that life was revealed,
and we have seen it
and we testify and declare to you
the eternal life that was with the Father
and was revealed to us

1 John 5:6-8

Jesus Christ—He is the One who came by water and blood, not by water only, but by water and by blood. And the Spirit is the One who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last,

Revelation 7:9

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.

Revelation 17:5

On her forehead a cryptic name was written: BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE VILE THINGS OF THE EARTH.

Revelation 17:7

Then the angel said to me, “Why are you astonished? I will tell you the secret meaning of the woman and of the beast, with the seven heads and the 10 horns, that carries her.

Romans 1:3-4

concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh

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