Found but once in the New Testament (Luke 9:45). The primary meaning is to cover by hanging something in front of the object hidden. The purpose of the one concealing is made prominent. There is, therefore, a reserve and studied progress in regard to the statement of facts, that is not always a suppression of truth (Proverbs 12:16,23). God withholds more than He reveals (Proverbs 25:2; compare Psalms 97:2; 1 Timothy 6:16).
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