Parts of Speech

n n

Root Word (Etymology)

from a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 4:802

KJV Translation Count — 27x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: mystery (27)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. hidden thing, secret, mystery
a. generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals
b. a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding
c. a hidden purpose or counsel
1. secret will
a. of men
b. of God: the secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men but plain to the godly
2. in rabbinic writings, it denotes the mystic or hidden sense
a. of an OT saying
b. of an image or form seen in a vision
c. of a dream

Strong's Definitions

moos-tay'-ree-on; from a derivative of μύω (to shut the mouth); a secret or "mystery" (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites): — mystery.

Concordance Results Using KJV

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.


And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the G3466 of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:


And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.


For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this G3466, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.


Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the G3466, which was kept secret since the world began,


But we speak the wisdom of God in a G3466, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:


Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.


And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.


For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.


Behold, I shew you a G3466; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,


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