New International Version
the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord's people.
King James Bible
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
Darby Bible Translation
the mystery which [has been] hidden from ages and from generations, but has now been made manifest to his saints;
World English Bible
the mystery which has been hidden for ages and generations. But now it has been revealed to his saints,
Young's Literal Translation
the secret that hath been hid from the ages and from the generations, but now was manifested to his saints,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The mystery which hath been hid - The mystery is this: that God had designed to grant the Gentiles the same privileges with the Jews, and make them his people who were not his people. That this is what St. Paul means by the mystery, see Ephesians 3:3, etc.
Made manifest to his saints - It is fully known to all who have embraced the doctrine of Christ crucified; to all Christians.
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"Strengthened with all might unto all patience" (Col. i. 11). The apostle prays for the Colossians, that they may be "strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness." It is one thing to endure and show the strain on every muscle of your face, and seem to say with every wrinkle, "Why does not somebody sympathize with me?" It is another to endure the cross, "despising the shame" for the joy set before us. There are some trees in the …
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Knowledge and Obedience.
Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.
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