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Strong's #3466 - μυστήριον

Transliteration
mystḗrion
Phonetics
moos-tay'-ree-on
Origin
from a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
4:802,615
Definition
Thayer's
  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 1c
    4. of men 1c
    5. 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
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7328 ‑ רָז (rawz);  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (27)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
1
Romans
2
1 Corinthians
5
Ephesians
6
Colossians
4
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Revelation
4
NAS (27)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
1
Romans
2
1 Corinthians
5
Ephesians
6
Colossians
4
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Revelation
4
HCS (28)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
1
Romans
2
1 Corinthians
6
Ephesians
6
Colossians
4
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Revelation
4
BSB (27)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
1
Romans
2
1 Corinthians
5
Ephesians
6
Colossians
4
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Revelation
4
ESV (24)
Luke
1
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
5
Ephesians
6
Colossians
4
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Revelation
4
WEB (27)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
1
Romans
2
1 Corinthians
5
Ephesians
6
Colossians
4
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
Revelation
4
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μυστήρι-ον, τό, (μύστης, μυέω)

I

1. mystery or secret rite: mostly in pl., τὰ μ. the mysteries, first in Heraclit. 14, cf. Hdt. 2.51 (of the mysteries of the Cabiri in Samothrace), etc.; esp. those of Demeter at Eleusis, A. Fr. 479, S. Fr. 804, E. Supp. 173, Ar. Ra. 887, etc.; μυστηρίοις τοῖς μείζοσιν, τοῖς ὀλείζοσιν μ., IG 12.6.93,96; but usu., τὰ μεγάλα, τὰ μικρὰ μ., Sch. Ar. Pl. 846, cf. IG 12.313.144, 22.1672.4, Pl. Grg. 497c, etc.; πρὸ τῶν μεγάλων μ. τὰ μικρὰ παραδοτέον Iamb. Protr. 2; ἀπιέναι πρὸ τῶν μ., i.e. before you have reached the heart of the matter, Pl. Men. 76e; τὰ τῆς θεοῦ (sc. Μεγάλης Μητρὸς) μ. OGI 540.21 (Pessinus, i A.D.); οἱ θεοὶ οἷς τὰ μ. ἐπιτελεῖται IG 5(1).1390.2 (Andania, i B.C.); τὰ μ. ποιεῖν And. 1.11, Lys. 14.42, cf. Th. 6.28 (Pass.); μ. ἐρεῖν And.l.c.: later in sg., PMag.Leid.W. 3.42 (ii/iii A.D.).

2. mystic implements and ornaments, σεμνὰ στεμμάτων μυστήρια E. Supp. 470; esp. properties, such as were carried to Eleusis at the celebration of the mysteries, ὄνος ἄγω μυστήρια, prov. of an over-loaded beast, Ar. Ra. 159. later, object used in magical rites, talisman, δότε πνεῦμα τῷ ὑπ' ἐμοῦ κατεσκευασμένῳ μ. PMag.Leid.V. 10.19 (iii/iv A.D.).

3. metaph., ὕπνος, τὰ μικρὰ τοῦ θανάτου μ. Mnesim. 11; τῆς Ῥωμαίων ἀρχῆς σεμνὸν μ., of the military sacramentum, Hdn. 8.7.4: generally, mystery, secret, Pl. Tht. 156a; μυστήριόν σου μὴ κατείπῃς τῷ φίλῳ Men. 695, cf. LXX Si. 27.16, To. 12.7; προσήγγειλε τὰ μ. τοῖς πολεμίοις ib. 2 Maccabees 13:21; μυστήρια βίου Sor. 1.3; τοὐμὸν τὸ μ. [the remedy] is my secret, Aret. CD 2.7: hence, of a medicine, Gal. 13.96, Alex.Trall. 5.4.

4. secret revealed by God, i.e. religious or mystical truth, Corp. Herm. 1.16, etc.; τὰ μ. τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν Matthew 13:11; πνεύματι λαλεῖν μυστήρια 1 Corinthians 14:2; τὸ μ. τῆς ἀνομίας the mystery of iniquity, 2 Thessalonians 2:7; τὸν Ἀντιπάτρου βίον οὐκ ἂν ἁμάρτοιτις εἰπὼν κακίας μ. J. BJ 1.24.1; esp. of the Gospel or parts of it, τὸ μ. τοῦ εὐαγγελίου Ephesians 6:19; cf. Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:26, al.; symbol, τὸ μ. τῶν ἑπτὰ ἀστέρων Revelation 1:20; cf. Revelation 17:7.

5. σύνηθές τι μ. some vulgar superstition, Sor. 1.4.

II Dionysius the tyrant called mouse-holes μυστήρια (μῦς, τηρεῖν), Ath. 3.98d.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μυστήρισν , -ου , τό

(< μυέω ),

[in LXX: Da LXX TH Daniel 2:18 ff. (H7328), Tobit 12:7; Tobit 12:11, Judith 2:2, Wisdom of Solomon 2:22; Wisdom of Solomon 6:22; Wisdom of Solomon 14:15; Wisdom of Solomon 14:23, Sirach 3:18; Sirach 22:22; Sirach 27:16-17; Sirach 27:21, 2 Maccabees 13:21 *;]

1. that which is known to the μύστης (initiated), a mystery or secret doctrine, mostly in pl., τὰ μ . (Æsch., Hdt., al.).

2. In later writers (Menand., Incert., 168), that which may not be revealed (not, however, as in the modern sense, intrinsically difficult to understand), a secret or mystery of any kind (To, Jth, 2Mac, ll, c.).

3. In NT, of the counsels of God (cf. Th.: Job 15:8, Psalms 25:14 for H5475), once hidden but now revealed in the Gospel or some fact thereof;

(a) of the Christian revelation generally : Romans 16:25, 1 Corinthians 2:7, Colossians 1:26-27, Ephesians 3:3; Ephesians 3:9; τ . βασιλείας τ . θεοῦ , Mark 4:11; τ . θεοῦ , 1 Corinthians 2:1, Revelation 10:7; τ . θ ., Χριστοῦ , Colossians 2:2; τ . Χριστοῦ ,, Colossians 4:3, Ephesians 3:4; τ . θελήματος αὐτοῦ , Ephesians 1:9; τ . εὐαγγελίον , Ephesians 6:19; τ . πίστεως ,, 1 Timothy 3:9; τ . εὐσεβείας , 1 Timothy 3:16;

(b) of particular truths, or details, of the Christian revelation : Romans 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:51, Ephesians 5:32, 2 Thessalonians 2:7, Revelation 1:20; Revelation 17:5; Revelation 17:7; pl., τὰ μ ., 1 Corinthians 13:2; 1 Corinthians 14:2; θεοῦ , 1 Corinthians 4:1; τ . βασιλείας τ . οὐρανῶν (θεοῦ ), Matthew 13:11, Luke 8:10 (cf. Westc., Eph., 180 ff.; AR, Eph., 234 ff.; Lft., Col., 165 f.; Hatch, Essays, 57 f.; DB, iii, 465 ff.; DCG, ii, 213 ff.).†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For νυμφίος, ";bridegroom,"; see the late CPR I. 30.37 (vi/A.D.), and from the inscrr. Syll 615 ( = .3 1024).33 f. (c. B.C. 200) ὧν οἱ νυμφίοι θύ [ου ]σιν τῶν ἀρ [ν ]ῶν τῶι ἱερεῖ καὶ τῶι νυμφίωι γλῶσσα ἑκατέρωι, and the sepulchral inscr. Preisigke 10 Ἰοάνη Ἰοάνου νύμφιε ἄωρε πασίφιλε καὶ ἄλυπε χρηστὲ χαῖρε, ὡς (ἐτῶν) λ ̄.

 

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List of Word Forms
μυστηρια μυστήρια μυστηριον μυστήριον μυστηριου μυστηρίου μυστηριω μυστηρίω μυστηρίῳ μυστηριων μυστηρίων musteria mustēria musterio mustēriō musterion mustērion mustēriōn musteriou mustēriou mysteria mystēria mystḗria mysterio mystēriō mysteríoi mystēríōi mysterion mysteríon mystērion mystēriōn mystēríōn mystḗrion mysteriou mysteríou mystēriou mystēríou
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