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Lexicon :: Strong's G3466 - mystērion

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mystērion (Key)
moos-tay'-ree-on (Key)
Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:802,615

Strong’s Definitions

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

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's G3466 in the following manner: mystery (27x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's G3466 in the following manner: mystery (27x).
  1. hidden thing, secret, mystery

    1. generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals

    2. a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding

    3. a hidden purpose or counsel

      1. secret will

        1. of men

        2. 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

    1. of an OT saying

    2. of an image or form seen in a vision

    3. of a dream

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μυστήριον mystḗrion, moos-tay'-ree-on; from a derivative of μύω mýō (to shut the mouth); a secret or "mystery" (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites):—mystery.
STRONGS NT 3466: μυστήριον
μυστήριον, μυστηρίου, τό (μύστης (one initiated; from μυέω, which see)), in classical Greek a hidden thing, secret, mystery: μυστήριον σου μή κατειπης τῷ φιλῶ, Menander; plural generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to be communicated by them to ordinary mortals; (cf. K. F. Hermann, Gottesdienstl. Alterthümer der Griechen, § 32). In the Scriptures:
1. a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding: 1 Corinthians 13:2; 1 Corinthians 14:2; (of the secret rites of the Gentiles, Wis. 14:15, 23).
2. a hidden purpose or counsel; secret will: of men, τοῦ βασιλέως, Tobit 12:7, 11; τῆς βουλῆς αὐτοῦ, Judith 2:2; of God: μυστήρια Θεοῦ, the secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men but plain to the godly, Wis. 2:22. In the N. T., God's plan of providing salvation for men through Christ, which was once hidden but now is revealed: Romans 16:25; 1 Corinthians 2:7 (on this see ἐν, I. 5 f.); Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:26f; with τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ added, Ephesians 1:9; τοῦ Θεοῦ, which God formed, Colossians 2:2; (1 Corinthians 2:1 WH text); τοῦ Χριστοῦ, respecting Christ, Colossians 4:3; τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, which is contained and announced in the gospel, Ephesians 6:19; ἐτελέσθη τό μυστήριον τοῦ Θεοῦ, said of the consummation of this purpose, to be looked for when Christ returns, Revelation 10:7; τά μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν or τοῦ Θεοῦ, the secret purposes relative to the kingdom of God, Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11; Luke 8:10; used of certain single events decreed by God having reference to his kingdom or the salvation of men, Romans 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:51; of God's purpose to bless the Gentiles also with salvation through Christ (cf. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:26), Ephesians 3:3, cf. Ephesians 3:5; with τοῦ Χριστοῦ added, Ephesians 3:4; οἰκονόμοι μυστηρίων Θεοῦ, the stewards of God's mysteries, i. e. those intrusted with the announcement of God's secret purposes to men, 1 Corinthians 4:1; used generally, of Christian truth as hidden from ungodly men: with the addition of τῆς πίστεως, τῆς εὐσεβείας, which faith and godliness embrace and keep, 1 Timothy 3:9, 16; τό μυστήριον τῆς ἀνομίας the mystery of lawlessness, the secret purpose formed by lawlessness, seems to be a tacit antithesis to God's saving purpose, 2 Thessalonians 2:7.
3. Like רָזָא and סוד in rabbinic writers, it denotes the mystic or hidden sense: of an O. T. saying, Ephesians 5:32; of a name, Revelation 17:5; of an image or form seen in a vision, Revelation 1:20; Revelation 17:5; of a dream, (Theod.) Daniel 2:18f, 27-30, where the Sept. so renders רָז. (The Vulg. translates the wordsacramentum in Daniel 2:18; Daniel 4:6; Tobit 12:7; Wis. 2:22; Ephesians 1:9; Ephesians 3:3, 9; Ephesians 5:32; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 1:20.) (On the distinctive N. T. use of the word cf. Campbell, Dissertations on the Gospels. diss. ix. part i.; Kendrick in B. D. American edition under the word ; Lightfoot on Colossians 1:26.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2; 2:18; 2:18; 4:6
11:25; 16:25
1 Corinthians
2:1; 2:7; 4:1; 13:2; 14:2; 15:51
1:9; 1:9; 3:3; 3:3; 3:4; 3:5; 3:9; 3:9; 5:32; 5:32; 6:19
1:26; 1:26; 1:26; 2:2; 4:3
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
3:9; 3:16; 3:16
1:20; 1:20; 10:7; 17:5; 17:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3466 matches the Greek μυστήριον (mystērion),
which occurs 27 times in 27 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:11 - He answered G611 and G1161 said G2036 unto them, G846 Because G3754 it is given G1325 unto you G5213 to know G1097 the mysteries G3466 of the kingdom G932 of heaven, G3772 but G1161 to them G1565 it is G1325  not G3756 given. G1325
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - And G2532 he said G3004 unto them, G846 Unto you G5213 it is given G1325 to know G1097 the mystery G3466 of the kingdom G932 of God: G2316 but G1161 unto them G1565 that are without, G1854 all these things G3956 are done G1096 in G1722 parables: G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:10 - And G1161 he said, G2036 Unto you G5213 it is given G1325 to know G1097 the mysteries G3466 of the kingdom G932 of God: G2316 but G1161 to others G3062 in G1722 parables; G3850 that G2443 seeing G991 they might G991  not G3361 see, G991 and G2532 hearing G191 they might G4920  not G3361 understand. G4920
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:25 - For G1063 I would G2309 not, G3756 brethren, G80 that ye G5209 should be ignorant G50 of this G5124 mystery, G3466 lest G3363 ye should be G5600 wise G5429 in G3844 your own conceits; G1438 that G3754 blindness G4457 in G575 part G3313 is happened G1096 to Israel, G2474 until G891 G3739 the fulness G4138 of the Gentiles G1484 be come in. G1525
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:25 - Now G1161 to him that is of power G1410 to stablish G4741 you G5209 according G2596 to my G3450 gospel, G2098 and G2532 the preaching G2782 of Jesus G2424 Christ, G5547 according G2596 to the revelation G602 of the mystery, G3466 which was kept secret G4601 since the world began, G5550 G166
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:7 - But G235 we speak G2980 the wisdom G4678 of God G2316 in G1722 a mystery, G3466 even the hidden G613 wisdom, which G3739 God G2316 ordained G4309 before G4253 the world G165 unto G1519 our G2257 glory: G1391
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:1 - Let G3049  a man G444 so G3779 account G3049 of us, G2248 as G5613 of the ministers G5257 of Christ, G5547 and G2532 stewards G3623 of the mysteries G3466 of God. G2316
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:2 - And G2532 though G1437 I have G2192 the gift of prophecy, G4394 and G2532 understand G1492 all G3956 mysteries, G3466 and G2532 all G3956 knowledge; G1108 and G2532 though G1437 I have G2192 all G3956 faith, G4102 so G5620 that I could remove G3179 mountains, G3735 and G1161 have G2192 not G3361 charity, G26 I am G1510 nothing. G3762
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:2 - For G1063 he that speaketh G2980 in an unknown tongue G1100 speaketh G2980 not G3756 unto men, G444 but G235 unto God: G2316 for G1063 no man G3762 understandeth G191 him; howbeit G1161 in the spirit G4151 he speaketh G2980 mysteries. G3466
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:51 - Behold, G2400 I shew G3004 you G5213 a mystery; G3466 We shall G2837  not G3756 all G3956 G3303 sleep, G2837 but G1161 we shall G236  all G3956 be changed, G236
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:9 - Having made known G1107 unto us G2254 the mystery G3466 of his G846 will, G2307 according to G2596 his G846 good pleasure G2107 which G3739 he hath purposed G4388 in G1722 himself: G846
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:3 - How that G3754 by G2596 revelation G602 he made known G1107 unto me G3427 the mystery; G3466 (as G2531 I wrote afore G4270 in G1722 few words, G3641
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:4 - Whereby, G4314 G3739 when ye read, G314 ye may G1410 understand G3539 my G3450 knowledge G4907 in G1722 the mystery G3466 of Christ) G5547
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:9 - And G2532 to make G5461  all G3956 men see G5461 what G5101 is the fellowship G2842 of the mystery, G3466 which G3588 from G575 the beginning of the world G165 hath been hid G613 in G1722 God, G2316 who G3588 created G2936 all things G3956 by G1223 Jesus G2424 Christ: G5547
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:32 - This G5124 is G2076 a great G3173 mystery: G3466 but G1161G1473 speak G3004 concerning G1519 Christ G5547 and G1519 G2532 the church. G1577
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:19 - And G2532 for G5228 me, G1700 that G2443 utterance G3056 may be given G1325 unto me, G3427 that I may open G1722 G457 my G3450 mouth G4750 boldly, G1722 G3954 to make known G1107 the mystery G3466 of the gospel, G2098
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:26 - Even the mystery G3466 which G3588 hath been hid G613 from G575 ages G165 and G2532 from G575 generations, G1074 but G1161 now G3570 is made manifest G5319 to his G846 saints: G40
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:27 - To whom G3739 God G2316 would G2309 make known G1107 what G5101 is the riches G4149 of the glory G1391 of this G5127 mystery G3466 among G1722 the Gentiles; G1484 which G3739 is G2076 Christ G5547 in G1722 you, G5213 the hope G1680 of glory: G1391
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:2 - That G2443 their G846 hearts G2588 might be comforted, G3870 being knit together G4822 in G1722 love, G26 and G2532 unto G1519 all G3956 riches G4149 of the full assurance G4136 of understanding, G4907 to G1519 the acknowledgement G1922 of the mystery G3466 of God, G2316 and G2532 of the Father, G3962 and G2532 of Christ; G5547
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:3 - Withal G260 praying G4336 also G2532 for G4012 us, G2257 that G2443 God G2316 would open G455 unto us G2254 a door G2374 of utterance, G3056 to speak G2980 the mystery G3466 of Christ, G5547 for G1223 which G3739 I am G1210  also G2532 in bonds: G1210
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:7 - For G1063 the mystery G3466 of iniquity G458 doth G1754  already G2235 work: G1754 only G3440 he who now G737 letteth G2722 will let, until G2193 he be taken G1096 out of G1537 the way. G3319
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:9 - Holding G2192 the mystery G3466 of the faith G4102 in G1722 a pure G2513 conscience. G4893
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:16 - And G2532 without controversy G3672 great G3173 is G2076 the mystery G3466 of godliness: G2150 God G2316 was manifest G5319 in G1722 the flesh, G4561 justified G1344 in G1722 the Spirit, G4151 seen G3700 of angels, G32 preached G2784 unto G1722 the Gentiles, G1484 believed on G4100 in G1722 the world, G2889 received up G353 into G1722 glory. G1391
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:20 - The mystery G3466 of the seven G2033 stars G792 which G3739 thou sawest G1492 in G1909 my G3450 right hand, G1188 and G2532 the seven G2033 golden G5552 candlesticks. G3087 The seven G2033 stars G792 are G1526 the angels G32 of the seven G2033 churches: G1577 and G2532 the seven G2033 candlesticks G3087 which G3739 thou sawest G1492 are G1526 the seven G2033 churches. G1577
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 10:7 - But G235 in G1722 the days G2250 of the voice G5456 of the seventh G1442 angel, G32 when G3752 he shall begin G3195 to sound, G4537 G2532 the mystery G3466 of God G2316 should be finished, G5055 as G5613 he hath declared G2097 to his G1438 servants G1401 the prophets. G4396
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:5 - And G2532 upon G1909 her G846 forehead G3359 was a name G3686 written, G1125 MYSTERY, G3466 BABYLON G897 THE GREAT, G3173 THE MOTHER G3384 OF HARLOTS G4204 AND G2532 ABOMINATIONS G946 OF THE EARTH. G1093
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:7 - And G2532 the angel G32 said G2036 unto me, G3427 Wherefore G1302 didst thou marvel? G2296G1473 will tell G2046 thee G4671 the mystery G3466 of the woman, G1135 and G2532 of the beast G2342 that carrieth G941 her, G846 which G3588 hath G2192 the seven G2033 heads G2776 and G2532 ten G1176 horns. G2768
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