Praise to God (Rom 16:25)

“God is able

To strengthen you

According to my gospel

And the preaching

Of Jesus Christ,

According to the revelation

Of the mystery

That was kept secret

For long ages.”

Τῷ δὲ δυναμένῳ ὑμᾶς στηρίξαι κατὰ τὸ εὐαγγέλιόν μου καὶ τὸ κήρυγμα Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, κατὰ ἀποκάλυψιν μυστηρίου χρόνοις αἰωνίοις σεσιγημένου,

Paul said God (Τῷ δὲ) was able (δυναμένῳ) to strengthen them (ὑμᾶς στηρίξαι) according to his gospel (κατὰ τὸ εὐαγγέλιόν μου) and the preaching of Jesus Christ (καὶ τὸ κήρυγμα Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ), consistent with the revelation of the mystery (κατὰ ἀποκάλυψιν μυστηρίου) that was kept secret (σεσιγημένου) for a long time (χρόνοις αἰωνίοις).  This final doxology praise of God is not in all the manuscripts, but in the major collections as in Nestle.  Paul indicated that God was able to strengthen them, the Roman Christians, using his gospel message and the preaching or kerygma of Jesus Christ.  This revelation of a mystery had been kept secret for many long years.  Paul said that Jesus revealed this mystery that had been kept a secret for a long time.  Do you believe that the message of Jesus is a revelation?

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