Number 3466

Transliteration:
musterion {moos-tay'-ree-on}
Word Origin:
from a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth)
TDNT:
4:802,615
Part of Speech:
noun neuter
Usage in the KJV:
mystery 27

Total: 27
Definition:
  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
        1. of men
        2. 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: of an OT saying, of an image or form seen in a vision, of a dream