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 has been kept secret for long ages past,
on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “ I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world.”
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints,
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
Surely the Lord God does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.
For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Turning to the disciples, He said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,
and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”
And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.
It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel,
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,
Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,
For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,