explain, open, show, demonstrate, interprete, devine instruction
God reveals secrets
Also see the books of Daniel and Revelation; see Know, knowledge

REVEAL, REVELATION in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]

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Getting understanding about secret things from God:
Deuteronomy 29:29 - secret things are God's; only some are revealed to us
Job 12:22 - God reveals deep things of darkness
Job 20:27 - heaven reveals the iniquity of the wicked
      Romans 1:18 - wrath of God revealed
Psalm 98:2 - the LORD's salvation and righteousness are revealed (through Israel - Psalm 147:19)
Jeremiah 33:3-6 - "Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you donít know."
Amos 3:7 (secrets explained to prophets)

Romans 2:5 (God's wrath, revelation, righteous judgment) | 1 Corinthians 2:6-11 (things, plans, wisdom of God) | 1 Corinthians 14:26-31 (revelation in church) | Ephesians 1:17 (knowledge from God) | Ephesians 3:3-7 (mystery revealed) | Colossians 1:26-27 (mystery revealed) | Philippians 3:15 (our thinking revealed by God) | 1 Peter 1:3-5 (salvation) | 1 John 3:2 (end result) |

Getting understanding about God from God:
1 Samuel 3:7 and 3:21 - knowing the Lord depends upon revelation through His word
Job 42:5 - beyond hearing about God; seeing Him
Isaiah 40:5 - the LORD's glory eventually will be revealed to all
Isaiah 43:12 - when the LORD is shown to you, join the witnesses * that He is G-d
                * Acts 1:8 - the power to witness about God comes from the Holy Spirit
Isaiah 53:1 - who believes? who sees the LORD's strength?
Isaiah 56:1 - LORD's righteousness is revealed
Isaiah 65:1 - LORD revealed to those not seeking Him
Matthew 11:27 - The Father is revealed to others by the Son Jesus
Romans 1:18-19 - what's known of God is by revelation

Jesus Christ is revealed to people:
Galatians 1:11-16 (to Paul)
2 Corinthians 12:1 (secrets revealed to man in Christ)

Jesus Christ, Son of Man, will be revealed from heaven:
Luke 17:30 (when He returns) | 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 (end of affliction) | 1 Peter 1:6-7 (praise, glory, honor at Christ's revelation) | 1 Peter 4:13 (suffering ends in joy when the Messiah's glory is revealed)

Things people reveal about themselves: Proverbs 20:19 | 29:18 | 1 Corinthians 2:10-11

Lawless one to be revealed
2 Thessalonians 2:8

Getting understanding by dreams and visions:
Genesis 41:25 | Numbers 12:6 | Daniel 2:19-24 | Daniel 2:27-30 | Daniel 2:47 |

2 Peter 1:16-21 - prophecy comes by the Holy Spirit

REVELATION [Easton Bible Dictionary]

An uncovering, a bringing to light of that which had been previously wholly hidden or only obscurely seen. God has been pleased in various ways and at different times (Hebrews 1:1) to make a supernatural revelation of himself and his purposes and plans, which, under the guidance of his Spirit, has been committed to writing. (See WORD OF GOD .) The Scriptures are not merely the "record" of revelation; they are the revelation itself in a written form, in order to the accurate presevation and propagation of the truth.

Revelation and inspiration differ. Revelation is the supernatural communication of truth to the mind; inspiration (q.v.) secures to the teacher or writer infallibility in communicating that truth to others. It renders its subject the spokesman or prophet of God in such a sense that everything he asserts to be true, whether fact or doctrine or moral principle, is true, infallibly true.

REVELATION OF ST. JOHN [Smith Bible Dictionary]

Revelation of St. John


REVEAL [Thompson Chain Reference]
Revelations, Devine
    * (General References to)
    * Daniel 2:22
    * Amos 3:7
    * John 15:15
    * Romans 16:26
    * 1 Corinthians 2:9
    * 1 Corinthians 2:10
    * Ephesians 1:9
    * Ephesians 1:10
    * Ephesians 3:5
    * Colossians 1:26
    * SEE Instruction
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