35 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

(A)I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world.”

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25 For (A)I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this (B)mystery—so that you will not be (C)wise in your own estimation—that a partial (D)hardening has happened to Israel until the (E)fullness of the Gentiles has come in;

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Paul’s Reliance upon the Spirit

And when I came to you, brethren, I (A)did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you (B)the [a]testimony of God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 2:1 One early ms reads mystery

but we speak God’s wisdom in a (A)mystery, the hidden wisdom which God (B)predestined before the (C)ages to our glory;

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Servants of Christ

Let a man regard us in this manner, as (A)servants of Christ and (B)stewards of (C)the mysteries of God.

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He [a](A)made known to us the mystery of His will, (B)according to His [b]kind intention which He (C)purposed in Him

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  1. Ephesians 1:9 Lit making known
  2. Ephesians 1:9 Lit good pleasure

and to [a]bring to light what is the administration of the (A)mystery which for ages has been (B)hidden in God (C)who created all things;

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  1. Ephesians 3:9 Two early mss read make all know

19 and (A)pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me (B)in the opening of my mouth, to make known with (C)boldness (D)the mystery of the gospel,

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26 that is, (A)the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His [a]saints, 27 to whom (B)God willed to make known what is (C)the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is (D)Christ in you, the (E)hope of glory. 28 We proclaim Him, (F)admonishing every man and teaching every man [b]with all (G)wisdom, so that we may (H)present every man [c](I)complete in Christ. 29 For this purpose also I (J)labor, (K)striving (L)according to His [d]power, which [e]mightily works within me.

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  1. Colossians 1:26 Or holy ones
  2. Colossians 1:28 Lit in
  3. Colossians 1:28 Or perfect
  4. Colossians 1:29 Lit working
  5. Colossians 1:29 Lit in power

that their (A)hearts may be encouraged, having been (B)knit together in love, and attaining to all (C)the wealth [a]that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a (D)true knowledge of (E)God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,

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  1. Colossians 2:2 Lit of the full assurance

praying at the same time (A)for us as well, that God will open up to us a (B)door for (C)the word, so that we may speak forth (D)the mystery of Christ, for which I have also (E)been imprisoned;

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16 By common confession, great is (A)the mystery of godliness:

He who was (B)revealed in the flesh,
Was [a](C)vindicated [b]in the Spirit,
(D)Seen by angels,
(E)Proclaimed among the nations,
(F)Believed on in the world,
(G)Taken up in glory.

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  1. 1 Timothy 3:16 Or justified
  2. 1 Timothy 3:16 Or by

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