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This is from 1 Ne 10:16-22.
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Mysteries of God (v. 19)
- In this verse Nephi says the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto those who diligently seek them. When referring to the mysteries of God, the verb unfolded is often used. See Jacob 4:18, Mosiah 8:19, Alma 40:3, and D&C 10:64.
- While we don't know exactly what word is being translated here as "mysteries", in the New Testament the English word "mystery" is a translation of the Greek noun musterion, which originally meant the secret teachings and religious rites of ancient religious orders--such as the Orphic mysteries.
One eternal round (v. 19)
- The phrase "one eternal round" occurs four other times in scripture: 1 Ne 10:19, Alma 7:20, Alma 37:11-15, D&C 3:2, and D&C 35:1.
- In verse 17 Nephi says that he wants to see, hear and know of the things that his Father had seen in a vision. The next phrase "by the power of the Holy Ghost" suggests that Nephi desires that through the power of the Holy Ghost he will see, hear and know what his Father saw and heard.
- One way to interpret the "mysteries of God" in the scriptures is read them as a reference to "temple ordinances."
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