Found but once in the New Testament (Lu 9:45). The primary meaning is to cover by hanging something in front of the object hidden. The purpose of the one concealing is made prominent. There is, therefore, a reserve and studied progress in regard to the statement of facts, that is not always a suppression of truth (Pr 12:16,23). God withholds more than He reveals (Pr 25:2; compare Ps 97:2; 1Ti 6:16).