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Lexicon :: Strong's G3466 - mystērion

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mystērion (Key)
Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth)
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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.
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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:11 - And [fn]Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries G3466 of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery G3466 of the kingdom of God, but for those who are outside, everything comes in parables,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:10 - And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the [fn]mysteries G3466 of the kingdom of God, but to the rest they are told in parables, so that [fn]while seeing they may not see, and [fn]while hearing they may not understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:25 - For I do not want you, brothers and sisters, to be uninformed of this mystery G3466—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:25 - Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery G3466 which has been kept secret for long ages past,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:7 - but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery G3466, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:1 - This is the way any person is to regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries G3466 of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:2 - If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries G3466 and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:2 - For the one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people, but to God; for no one [fn]understands, but [fn]in his spirit he speaks mysteries G3466.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:51 - Behold, I am telling you a [fn]mystery G3466; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:9 - He [fn]made known to us the mystery G3466 of His will, according to His good pleasure which He set forth in Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:3 - that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery G3466, as I wrote before briefly.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:4 - [fn]By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight [fn]into the mystery G3466 of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:9 - and to [fn]enlighten all people as to what the plan of the mystery G3466 is which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:32 - This mystery G3466 is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:19 - and pray in my behalf, that speech may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery G3466 of the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:26 - that is, the mystery G3466 which had been hidden from the past ages and generations, but now has been revealed to His [fn]saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:27 - to whom God willed to make known what the wealth of the glory of this mystery G3466 among the Gentiles is, the mystery that is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:2 - that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and that they would attain to all the wealth [fn]that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery G3466, that is, Christ Himself,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:3 - praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery G3466 of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:7 - For the mystery G3466 of lawlessness is already at work; only [fn]He who now restrains will do so until [fn]He is [fn]removed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:9 - but holding to the mystery G3466 of the faith with a clear conscience.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:16 - Beyond question, great is the mystery G3466 of godliness:
He who was revealed in the flesh,
Was [fn]vindicated [fn]in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Proclaimed among the nations,
Believed on in the world,
Taken up in glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:20 - As for the mystery G3466 of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 10:7 - but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery G3466 of God is finished, as He announced to His servants the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:5 - and on her forehead a name was written, [fn]a mystery G3466: “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:7 - And the angel said to me, “Why [fn]do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery G3466 of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
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