KJV Dictionary Definition: mysterial
MYSTE'RIAL, a. Containing a mystery or enigma.
MYSTE'RIOUS, a. See Mystery. Obscure; hid from the understanding; not clearly understood. The birth and connections of the man with the iron mask in France are mysterious, and have never been explained.
1. In religion, obscure; secret; not revealed or explained; hidden from human understanding, or unintelligible; beyond human comprehension. Applied to the divine counsels and government, the word often implies something awfully obscure; as, the ways of God are often mysterious.
MYSTE'RIOUSLY, adv. Obscurely; enigmatically.
1. In a manner wonderfully obscure and unintelligible.
MYSTE'RIOUSNESS, n. Obscurity; the quality of being hid from the understanding, and calculated to excite curiosity or wonder.
1. Artful perplexity.
MYS'TERY, n. L. mysterium; Gr. a secret. This word in Greek is rendered also murium latibulum; but probably both senses are from that of hiding or shutting; Gr. to shut, to conceal.
1. A profound secret; something wholly unknown or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; such as the mystery of the man with the iron mask in France.
2. In religion, any thing in the character or attributes of
God, or in the economy of divine providence, which is not revealed to man.
3. That which is beyond human comprehension until explained. In this sense, mystery often conveys the idea of something awfully sublime or important; something that excites wonder.
Great is the mystery of godliness. 1 Tim.3.
Having made known to us the mystery of his will. Eph.1.
We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery. 1 Cor.2.
4. An enigma; any thing artfully made difficult.
5. A kind of ancient dramatic representation.
6. A trade; a calling; any mechanical occupation which supposes skill or knowledge peculiar to those who carry it on, and therefore a secret to others.
The word in the latter sense has been supposed to have a different origin from the foregoing, viz.