In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.
All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him."
Then turning to His disciples He said privately, "The eyes that see the things you see are blessed!
For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see yet didn't see them; to hear the things you hear yet didn't hear them."
The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them.
At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants.
He answered them, "Because the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know, but it has not been given to them.
For whoever has, [more] will be given to him, and he will have more than enough. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
And Jesus responded, "Simon son of Jonah, you are blessed because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father in heaven.
He answered them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been granted to you, but to those outside, everything comes in parables
Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the sacred secret kept silent for long ages,
On the contrary, we speak God's hidden wisdom in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory.
None of the rulers of this age knew it, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
But as it is written: What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, and what has never come into a man's heart, is what God has prepared for those who love Him.
Now God has revealed them to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God.
For who among men knows the concerns of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the concerns of God except the Spirit of God.
But one and the same Spirit is active in all these, distributing to each one as He wills.
The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above.
By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the mystery of the Messiah.
This was not made known to people in other generations as it is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit:
the Gentiles are co-heirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
I was made a servant of this [gospel] by the gift of God's grace that was given to me by the working of His power.
This grace was given to me-- the least of all the saints!-- to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah,
and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things.
the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints.
God wanted to make known to those among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
[I want] their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding, and have the knowledge of God's mystery-- Christ.
And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great: He was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that would come to you searched and carefully investigated.
They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified in advance to the messianic sufferings and the glories that would follow.
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you concerning things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things.
Yet to this day the LORD has not given you a mind to understand, eyes to see, or ears to hear.
And He replied: Go! Say to these people: Keep listening, but do not understand; keep looking, but do not perceive.
therefore I will again confound these people with wonder after wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will vanish, and the understanding of the perceptive will be hidden.
Such people do not comprehend and cannot understand, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their minds so they cannot understand.
Hear this, you foolish and senseless people. They have eyes, but they don't see. They have ears, but they don't hear.
Isaiah's prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says: You will listen and listen, yet never understand; and you will look and look, yet never perceive.
For this people's heart has grown callous; their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn back-- and I would cure them.
"But your eyes are blessed because they do see, and your ears because they do hear!
For I assure you: Many prophets and righteous people longed to see the things you see yet didn't see them; to hear the things you hear yet didn't hear them.
He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so that they would not see with their eyes or understand with their hearts, and be converted, and I would heal them.
when He said, Go to this people and say: 'You will listen and listen, yet never understand; and you will look and look, yet never perceive.
For this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted-- and I would heal them.'
What then? Israel did not find what it was looking for, but the elect did find it. The rest were hardened,
as it is written: God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that cannot see and ears that cannot hear, to this day.
And David says: Let their feasting become a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a retribution to them.
Let their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent continually.