Nothing is hidden (Mk 4:22-4:22)

“There is nothing hidden,

Except to be disclosed.

Nor is anything secret,

Except to come

To light.”


οὐ γάρ ἐστιν τι κρυπτὸν, ἐὰν μὴ ἵνα φανερωθῇ· οὐδὲ ἐγένετο ἀπόκρυφον, ἀλλ’ ἵνα ἔλθῃ εἰς φανερόν.


This verse of Mark is similar to Luke, chapter 8:17 and chapter 12:2, and Matthew, chapter 10:26.  Jesus, via Mark, said that there is nothing hidden (οὐ γάρ ἐστιν τι κρυπτὸν), that would not be brought to light, disclosed, revealed, or made known (ἐὰν μὴ ἵνα φανερωθῇ).  Anything hidden or secret (οὐδὲ ἐγένετο ἀπόκρυφον) would be known, ascertained, come to light, or apparent (ἀλλ’ ἵνα ἔλθῃ εἰς φανερόν).  It is not clear what is meant by this saying, except that at some future point they would understand things that they did not know now.