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Colossians 1:26

Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen the mystery which hath been hid from ages, and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{that is,} the mystery which has been hidden from the {past} ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`even' the mystery which hath been hid for ages and generations: but now hath it been manifested to his saints,
- American Standard Version (1901)

The secret which has been kept from all times and generations, but has now been made clear to his saints,
- Basic English Bible

the mystery which [has been] hidden from ages and from generations, but has now been made manifest to his saints;
- Darby Bible

Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages, and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
- Webster's Bible

the truth which has been kept secret from all ages and generations, but has now been revealed to His people,
- Weymouth Bible

the mystery which has been hidden for ages and generations. But now it has been revealed to his saints,
- World English Bible

that Y fille the word of God, the priuyte, that was hid fro worldis and generaciouns. But now it is schewid to his seyntis,
- Wycliffe Bible

the secret that hath been hid from the ages and from the generations, but now was manifested to his saints,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:26

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.

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:26

Col 1:26 Even the mystery . . . is made manifest to his saints. The mystery of the gospel, of salvation through Christ, hidden from past ages, but now revealed to the saints. A mystery, as Paul uses the term, is a thing hidden in the past, but now made known.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Eric maluleka
    Holy spirit gave life,understanding,wisdom and knowledge of GOD to human biengs and teachings us Christianity behaviour.
  • Anonymous
    I love the book of COLOSSIANS somehow I think give me a since of peace and
  • Bonyah Isaac
    To answer you Jo's,Please read Isaiah 55:8,9 and Romans 11:33,34. You cannot fanthom the nature and work of God.And God didnt put man on earth with Satan.Satan was overthrown from heaven due to his pride onto the earth.Read Isaiah 14:12-14,Ezekial 28:15-17,Rev.12:7-9.On earth he deceived Adam and Eve and sin originated which result in death and which means the separation between God and Man.In creation,God spoke and His Word brought those spoken things into existence.So everything,seen and unseen things were brought into existence by the Word of God.This word is Jesus Christ whom Paul said everything was created by Him and for Him.Hence we humans,been His inheritance,He became one of us to redeem us from sin and bring immortality to light.He accomplisd this upon his death and resurection when he defeated Satan who had the power over death-Heb.2:14-15,Rev.1:18.Now upon His return,he will punish Satan and those who refuse to obey him by sending them to eternal destruection.He will however glorify His Saint and we will assume His nature and be like him.He wl take us to heaven and there we will be with him forever.2Th1:8,9,1Jn.3:2,3,1Th.4:16-19,1Cor.15:51-54.Pls read all versus.
  • Bonyah Isaac
    Verse 16,17.In the begining God created everything by His Word.He Spoke and the Spoken Word brought seen things from unseen things.So all things came from God but His Word brought them into existence. This Word is Jesus the Son of God.This is why the gospel according to John recorded that "All things were made by Him and without Him was anything made that was made".So the Word brought everything into existence.This shows His superiority over creation.That why Paul said "He is the firstborn of creation,by Him all things were created".Our Lord Jesus Christ is our Life because He gave life to all things that came from the Father.Let us obey His commands so as to have eternal salvation for our souls.
  • If God is a Spirit, why did He create things physical? If then God created all things for him, why did He put man on this earth with satan. Again a sprit with physical.
  • MockingBird for verse 16
    To me this verse is self explained. God is God !!! He created all things but He formed man from the dust of the earth !!! Praise God for all His wonderful works !!!

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