and to make plain to everyone the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim on the housetops.
So was fulfilled what was spoken by 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 hand, 'Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, the Son also does.
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 was kept secret for long ages
But we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and which God destined for our glory before the ages.
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 good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authoritiesall things were created through him and for him.
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a minister.
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
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.
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and the grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the world.
Yet Jesus has been counted worthy of as much more glory than Moses as the builder of a house has more honor than the house.
He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
"You are worthy, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
and all who dwell on earth will worship it, every one whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain.
Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to proclaim 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 names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, because he was and is not and will come.