26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord's people.

Other Translations of Colossians 1:26

King James Version

26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

English Standard Version

26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.

The Message

26 This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it's out in the open.

New King James Version

26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

New Living Translation

26 This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God's people.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Colossians 1:26

Commentary on Colossians 1:24-29

(Read Colossians 1:24-29)

Both the sufferings of the Head and of the members are called the sufferings of Christ, and make up, as it were, one body of sufferings. But He suffered for the redemption of the church; we suffer on other accounts; for we do but slightly taste that cup of afflictions of which Christ first drank deeply. A Christian may be said to fill up that which remains of the sufferings of Christ, when he takes up his cross, and after the pattern of Christ, bears patiently the afflictions God allots to him. Let us be thankful that God has made known to us mysteries hidden from ages and generations, and has showed the riches of his glory among us. As Christ is preached among us, let us seriously inquire, whether he dwells and reigns in us; for this alone can warrant our assured hope of his glory. We must be faithful to death, through all trials, that we may receive the crown of life, and obtain the end of our faith, the salvation of our souls.