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The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 3466 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
musterionfrom a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
moos-tay'-ree-on Noun Neuter
  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
NAS Word Usage - Total: 27
mysteries 5, mystery 22
NAS Verse Count
1 Corinthians5
2 Thessalonians1
1 Timothy2

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Musterion". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.

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