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Is the Bible incomplete?[]

Does John 21:25 suggest that the Bible is incomplete?

There are also, in fact,
many other things that Jesus did,
which if ever they were written in full detail,
I suppose the world itself could not
contain the scrolls written.

— John 21:25

Word of God: discerns intentions of the heart[]

The Word of God is alive and is designed to discern the intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:10-13

[10] For the man who has entered into God’s rest has also rested from his own works, just as God did from his own. [11] Let us therefore do our utmost to enter into that rest, so that no one may fall into the same pattern of disobedience. [12] For the word of God is alive and exerts power and is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints from the marrow, and is able to discern thoughts and intentions of the heart. [13] And there is not a creation that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and openly exposed to the eyes of the one to whom we must give an account.

Further: Christian Armor#Sword of the spirit

Purposefully hidden[]

Jesus gives a prayerful praise to the Father.

At that time Jesus said in response: “I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intellectual ones and have revealed them to young children. (Matthew 11:25)

Therefore, I am the One who will again do wonderful things with this people, With wonder upon wonder; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the understanding of their discreet men will be hidden.”
- Isaiah 29:14

Wisdom of the world is foolish[]

1 Corinthians 1:17-24

[17] For Christ sent me, not to baptize, but to declare the good news; and not with wisdom of speech, so that the torture devise of the Christ should not be made useless. [18] For the speech about the torture devise is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is God’s power. [19] For it is written: “I will make the wisdom of the wise men perish, and the intelligence of the intellectuals I will reject.” [20] Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this system of things? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish? [21] For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not get to know God through its wisdom, God was pleased through the foolishness of what is preached to save those believing. [22] For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks look for wisdom; [23] but we preach Christ executed on the stake, to the Jews a cause for stumbling but to the nations foolishness. [24] However, to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. [25] Because a foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and a weak thing of God is stronger than men.