G3466 μυστήριον - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
a mystery
anything hidden, a mystery
a mystery, secret, of which initiation is necessary; in the NT: the counsels of God, once hidden but now revealed in the Gospel or some fact thereof; the Christian revelation generally; particular truths or details of the Christian revelation.
a secret or "mystery" (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites)
Derivation: from a derivative of μύω (to shut the mouth);

KJV Usage: mystery.

μυστήρισν, -ου, τό
(< μυέω), [in LXX: Dan LXX TH Dan.2:18 ff. (רָז),
Refs Tob.12:7, 11, Jdth.2:2, Wis.2:22 6:22 14:15, 23, Sir.3:18 22:22 27:16-17, 21, 2Ma.13:21
* ;]
__1. that which is known to the μύστης (initiated), a mystery or secret doctrine, mostly in pl., τὰ μ. (Æsch., Hdt., al.).
__2. In later writers (Menand., Incert., 168), that which may not be revealed (not, however, as in the modern sense, intrinsically difficult to understand), a secret or mystery of any kind (To, Jth, 2Mac, ll, with).
__3. In NT, of the counsels of God (cf. Th.:
Refs Job.15:8, Psa.25:14
for סוֹד), once hidden but now revealed in the Gospel or some fact thereof;
__(a) of the Christian revelation generally :
Refs Rom.16:25, 1Co.2:7, Col.1:26-27, Eph.3:3, 9
; τ. βασιλείας τ. θεοῦ, Mrk.4:11; τ. θεοῦ,
Refs 1Co.2:1, Rev.10:7
; τ. θ., Χριστοῦ, Col.2:2; τ. Χριστοῦ.,
Refs Col.4:3, Eph.3:4
; τ. θελήματος αὐτοῦ, Eph.1:9; τ. εὐαγγελίον, Eph.6:19; τ. πίστεως, 1Ti.3:9; τ. εὐσεβείας, 1Ti.3:16;
__(b) of particular truths, or details, of the Christian revelation :
Refs Rom.11:25, 1Co.15:51, Eph.5:32, 2Th.2:7, Rev.1:20 17:5, 7
; pl., τὰ μ.,
Refs 1Co.13:2 14:2
; θεοῦ, 1Co.4:1; τ. βασιλείας τ. οὐρανῶν (θεοῦ),
Refs Mat.13:11, Luk.8:10
(cf. Westc., Eph., 180 ff.; AR, Eph., 234 ff.; Lft., Col., 165 f.; Hatch, Essays, 57 f.; DB, iii, 465 ff.; DCG, ii, 213 ff.).†
1) hidden thing, secret, mystery
1a) generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals
1b) a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding
1c) a hidden purpose or counsel
1c1) secret will
1c1a) of men
1c1b) 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
2a) of an OT saying
2b) of an image or form seen in a vision
2c) of a dream

From a derivative of μύω muō (to shut the mouth); a secret or “mystery” (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites)

KJV Usage: mystery.

View how G3466 μυστήριον is used in the Bible

27 occurrences of G3466 μυστήριον

Matthew 13:11 the mysteries
Mark 4:11 the mystery
Luke 8:10 the mysteries
Romans 11:25 mystery,
Romans 16:25 of the mystery,
1 Corinthians 2:7 a mystery,
1 Corinthians 4:1 of the mysteries
1 Corinthians 13:2 mysteries,
1 Corinthians 14:2 mysteries.
1 Corinthians 15:51 a mystery;
Ephesians 1:9 the mystery
Ephesians 3:3 the mystery;
Ephesians 3:4 mystery
Ephesians 3:9 of the mystery,
Ephesians 5:32 mystery:
Ephesians 6:19 the mystery
Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery
Colossians 1:27 mystery
Colossians 2:2 of the mystery
Colossians 4:3 the mystery
2 Thessalonians 2:7 the mystery
1 Timothy 3:9 the mystery
1 Timothy 3:16 the mystery
Revelation 1:20 mystery
Revelation 10:7 the mystery
Revelation 17:5 MYSTERY,
Revelation 17:7 the mystery

Distinct usage

9 the mystery
3 mystery
2 the mysteries
2 mystery,
1 mysteries,
1 mysteries.
1 a mystery;
1 a mystery,
1 the mystery;
1 Even the mystery
1 of the mysteries
1 mystery:
1 of the mystery
1 of the mystery,
1 of the mystery,

Corresponding Hebrew Words

musterion H7328 raz

Related words

G3466 μυστήριον

G2576 καμμύω
For a compound of G2596 and the base of G3466; to shut down, that is, close the eyes

KJV Usage: close.

G3453 μυέω
From the base of G3466; to initiate, that is, (by implication) to teach

KJV Usage: instruct.

G3467 μυωπάζω
From a compound of the base of G3466 and ωψ ōps (the face : from G3700); to shut the eyes, that is, blink (see indistinctly)

KJV Usage: cannot see afar off.

G3474 μωρός
Probably form the base of G3466; dull or stupid (as if shut up), that is, heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd

KJV Usage: fool (-ish, X -ishness).