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he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
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Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Darby Bible Translation
having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself
World English Bible
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
Young's Literal Translation
having made known to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure, that He purposed in Himself,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Having made known unto us the mystery - That the Gentiles should ever be received into the Church of God, and have all the privileges of the Jews, without being obliged to submit to circumcision, and perform the rites and ceremonies of the Jewish law was a mystery - a hidden thing which had never been published before; and now revealed only to the apostles. It was God's will that it should be so, but that will he kept hidden to the present time. A mystery signifies something hidden, but it ceases to be a mystery as soon as it is revealed. See the note on Matthew 13:11; and particularly that on Romans 11:25 (note).
Good pleasure - Την ευδοκιαν· That benevolent design which he had purposed in himself, not being induced by any consideration from without.
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"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,
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,
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by his grace, was pleased
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