1 Timothy 3:16
Good News Translation
No one can deny how great is the secret of our religion: He appeared in human form, was shown to be right by the Spirit, and was seen by angels. He was preached among the nations, was believed in throughout the world, and was taken up to heaven.

Contemporary English Version
Here is the great mystery of our religion: Christ came as a human. The Spirit proved that he pleased God, and he was seen by angels. Christ was preached to the nations. People in this world put their faith in him, and he was taken up to glory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.

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And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.

without.

Hebrews 7:7 And without all contradiction, that which is less is blessed by the better.

the mystery.

1 Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery of faith in a pure conscience.

Matthew 13:11 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from eternity;

1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory:

Ephesians 1:9 That he might make known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in him,

Ephesians 3:3-9 How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me, as I have written above in a few words: . . .

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity and unto all riches of fulness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus:

2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, until he be taken out of the way.

Revelation 17:5,7 And on her forehead a name was written: A mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications and the abominations of the earth. . . .

God.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel.

Isaiah 9:6 For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace.

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise: and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. . . .

Micah 5:2 Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.

Matthew 1:23 Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

John 1:1,2,14 In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. . . .

Acts 20:28 Take heed to yourselves and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the Church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and of sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh.

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers and of whom is Christ, according to the flesh, who is over all things, God blessed for ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man was of the earth, earthly: the second man, from heaven, heavenly.

Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent his Son, made of a woman, made under the law:

Philippians 2:6-8 Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: . . .

Colossians 1:16-18 For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him. . . .

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory and the figure of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high:

Hebrews 2:9-13 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour: that, through the grace of God he might taste death for all. . . .

1 John 1:2 For the life was manifested: and we have seen and do bear witness and declare unto you the life eternal, which was with the Father and hath appeared to us.

Revelation 1:17,18 And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not. I am the First and the Last, . . .

manifest.

1 John 3:5 And you know that he appeared to take away our sins: and in him there is no sin.

justified.

Isaiah 50:5-7 The Lord God hath opened my ear, and I do not resist: I have not gone back. . . .

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened to him: and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him.

John 1:32,33 And John gave testimony, saying: I saw the Spirit coming down, as a dove from heaven; and he remained upon him. . . .

John 15:26 But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me.

John 16:8,9 And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgment. . . .

Acts 2:32-36 This Jesus hath God raised again, whereof all we are witnesses. . . .

Romans 1:3,4 Concerning his Son, who was made to him of the seed of David, according to the flesh, . . .

1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also died once for our sins, the just for the unjust: that he might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the flesh, but enlivened in the spirit,

1 John 5:6-8 This is he that came by water and blood, Jesus Christ: not by water only but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit which testifieth that Christ is the truth. . . .

seen.

Psalm 68:17,18 The chariot of God is attended by ten thousands; thousands of them that rejoice: the Lord is among them in Sina, in the holy place. . . .

Matthew 4:11 Then the devil left him; and behold angels came and ministered to him.

Matthew 28:2 And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and coming rolled back the stone and sat upon it.

Mark 1:13 And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was tempted by Satan. And he was with beasts: and the angels ministered to him.

Mark 16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished.

Luke 2:10-14 And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be to all the people: . . .

Luke 22:43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer.

Luke 24:4 And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel.

John 20:12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid.

Acts 1:10,11 And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments. . . .

Ephesians 3:10 That the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the church,

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed that, not to themselves but to you, they ministered those things which are now declared to you by them that have preached the gospel to you: the Holy Ghost being sent down from heaven, on whom the angels desire to look.

preached.

Luke 2:32 A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.

Acts 10:34 And Peter opening his mouth, said: in very deed I perceive that God is not a respecter of persons.

Acts 13:46-48 Then Paul and Barnabas said boldly: To you it behoved us first to speak the word of God: but because you reject it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold we turn to the Gentiles. . . .

Romans 10:12,18 For there is no distinction of the Jew and the Greek: for the same is Lord over all, rich unto all that call upon him. . . .

Galatians 2:8 (For he who wrought in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision wrought in me also among the Gentiles.)

Ephesians 3:5-8 Which in other generations was not known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit: . . .

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ, in you the hope of glory.

believed.

Acts 14:27 And when they were come and had assembled the church, they related what great things God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Colossians 1:6,23 Which is come unto you, as also it is in the whole world and bringeth forth fruit and groweth, even as it doth in you, since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth. . . .

Revelation 7:9 After this, I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.

received.

Mark 16:19 And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God.

Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, whilst he blessed them, he departed from them and was carried up to heaven.

John 6:62 If then you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

John 13:3 Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands and that he came from God and goeth to God,

John 16:28 I came forth from the Father and am come into the world: again I leave the world and I go to the Father.

John 17:5 And now glorify thou me, O Father, with thyself, with the glory which I had, before the world was, with thee.

Acts 1:1-9,19 The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach, . . .

Ephesians 4:8-10 Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men. . . .

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory and the figure of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high:

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such an high priest who is set on the right hand of the throne of majesty in the heavens,

Hebrews 12:2 Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who, having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Peter 3:22 Who is on the right hand of God, swallowing down death that we might be made heirs of life everlasting: being gone into heaven, the angels and powers and virtues being made subject to him.

Context
The Mystery of Godliness
15But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.
Cross References
Mark 16:19
And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God.

Luke 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying:

Luke 24:4
And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel.

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

Acts 1:9
And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.

Romans 3:4
But God is true and every man a liar, as it is written: That thou mayest be justified in thy words and mayest overcome when thou art judged.

Romans 16:25
Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from eternity;

Romans 16:26
(Which now is made manifest by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the precept of the eternal God, for the obedience of faith) known among all nations:

2 Corinthians 1:19
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me and Sylvanus and Timothy, was not: It is and It is not. But, It is, was in him.

Colossians 1:23
If so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and immoveable from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, which is preached in all the creation that is under heaven: whereof I Paul am made a minister.

2 Thessalonians 1:10
When he shall come to be glorified in his saints and to be made wonderful in all them who have believed; because our testimony was believed upon you in that day.

1 Peter 1:12
To whom it was revealed that, not to themselves but to you, they ministered those things which are now declared to you by them that have preached the gospel to you: the Holy Ghost being sent down from heaven, on whom the angels desire to look.

1 Peter 1:20
Foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last times for you:

1 Peter 1:21
Who through him are faithful in God who raised him up from the dead and hath given him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.

1 John 3:5
And you know that he appeared to take away our sins: and in him there is no sin.

1 John 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Additional Translations
By common confession, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed in throughout the world, was taken up in glory.

And confessedly, great is the mystery of godliness: Who was revealed in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

And confessedly the mystery of piety is great. God has been manifested in flesh, has been justified in [the] Spirit, has appeared to angels, has been preached among [the] nations, has been believed on in [the] world, has been received up in glory.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, received up in glory.

And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

And, beyond controversy, great is the mystery of our religion-- that Christ appeared in human form, and His claims justified by the Spirit, was seen by angels and proclaimed among Gentile nations, was believed on in the world, and received up again into glory.

Without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: God was revealed in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, and received up in glory.

and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety -- God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!
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