New Living Translation
This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God'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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:26 The mystery - Namely, Christ both justifying and sanctifying gentiles, as well as Jews. Which hath been comparatively hid from former ages and past generations of men.
'I also labour, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily.'--COL. i. 29. I have chosen this text principally because it brings together the two subjects which are naturally before us to-day. All 'Western Christendom,' as it is called, is to-day commemorating the Pentecostal gift. My text speaks about that power that 'worketh in us mightily.' True, the Apostle is speaking in reference to the fiery energy and persistent toil which characterised him in proclaiming Christ, that …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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All Fulness in Christ
Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time.
As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me.
As you read what I have written, you will understand my insight into this plan regarding Christ.
I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning.
I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God's mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.
Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains.
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