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Colossians 1:26

    Colossians 1:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    even the mystery which hath been hid for ages and generations: but now hath it been manifested to his saints,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    even the mystery which hath been hid for ages and generations: but now hath it been manifested 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,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    even the mystery which hath been hid from all ages and generations: but now hath it been manifested to his saints,

    Definitions for Colossians 1:26

    Made manifest - To be made visible; to make clear.
    Manifest - To make openly known; appear.
    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 1:26

    The mystery which hath been hid - The mystery is this: that God had designed to grant the Gentiles the same privileges with the Jews, and make them his people who were not his people. That this is what St. Paul means by the mystery, see Ephesians 3:3, etc.

    Made manifest to his saints - It is fully known to all who have embraced the doctrine of Christ crucified; to all Christians.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 1:26

    Even the mystery - To make that mystery fully known. See this explained in the notes at Ephesians 3:2-9. The great doctrine that salvation was to be proclaimed to all mankind, Paul says, had been concealed for many generations. Hence, it was called a mystery, or a hidden truth.

    But now is made manifest to his saints - It was communicated especially to the apostles who were appointed to proclaim it, and through them to all the saints. Paul says that he regarded himself as specially called to make this truth known, as far as possible, to mankind.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.