Ephesians 3:1-12 NIV For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. New American Standard Bible (NASB). [Rom. Ephesians 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Paul’s Stewardship. The first (carrying on what is implied in the contrast drawn out in Ephesians 2) is the absolute newness of this dispensation to the Gentiles—a mystery hidden from the beginning in God, but now at last revealed. 3 For this reason I, Paul, (A)the prisoner of (B)Christ Jesus (C)for the sake of you (D)Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the (E)administration of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 (F)that (G)by revelation there was (H)made known to me (I)the mystery, (J)as I wrote before briefly. Posture affects the mind, and is not therefore unimportant. 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the [a]dispensation of the grace of God (A)which was given to me for you, 3 (B)how that by revelation (C)He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, 4 by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), 5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: 6 that the Gentiles (D)should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel, 7 (E)of which I became a minister (F)according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by (G)the effective working of His power. The most reasonable association is the incredible verses that have showered blessing after blessing on these saints. New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. 4:16; 10:19, 35; [1 John 2:28; 3:21], John 14:23; Rom. Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles. Amen. Used by permission. Amen. The natural theme for this transition is an appeal for spiritual strength from God. 20 (AY)Now to Him who is (AZ)able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, (BA)according to the power that works within us, 21 (BB)to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [p]forever and ever. κάμπτω κ. τ. λ.] Ephesians 1:15: How does Paul introduce this section? 3:4, 9; 6:19]; Col. 1:26; 4:3, 2 Cor. 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the administration of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before briefly. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. The gospel was revealed to him as he had previously mentioned (Ephesians 3:3). Ephesians 3:8 Though I am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, Ephesians 3:11 according to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. For this cause — Resuming the thread of Ephesians 3:1, “For this cause.” Because ye have such a standing in God‘s Church [Alford]. Context Summary Ephesians 3:14–21 is a prayer from Paul on behalf of the Christians of Ephesus. Handed down. For this reason [grasping the greatness of this plan by which Jews and Gentiles are joined together in Christ] I bow my knees [in reverence] before the Father [of our Lord Jesus Christ], ... Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: The first passage (Ephesians 3:1–13) includes Paul mentioning himself by name as a prisoner on behalf of the Gentiles (Ephesians 3:1). Epistle to the Ephesians STUDY 3 Ephesians 1:15-18a. Ephesians 3 - For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles -- This prayer begins a transition from the first half of his letter, focused on doctrinal ideas, to the second half, where those ideas are put into practice. That is what gets him sidetracked. Ephesians 3:14-15. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Chapter 3 begins by speaking of the mystery of Christ revealed (Ephesians 3:1–13). 11:25; 16:25; Eph. Phrases like "for this reason" always beg the question of "For what reason?" 13 (P)Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, (Q)which is your glory. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about. 7:22 the inner man, 17 # John 14:23; Rom. 14 For this reason I (AL)bend my knees before the Father, 15 from whom [m]every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to (AM)the riches of His glory, to be (AN)strengthened with power through His Spirit in (AO)the inner [n]self, 17 so that (AP)Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being (AQ)rooted and (AR)grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with (AS)all the [o]saints what is (AT)the width and length and height and depth, 19 and to know (AU)the love of Christ which (AV)surpasses knowledge, that you may be (AW)filled to all the (AX)fullness of God. 14 For this reason I kneel d before the Father, 15 from whom every family a in heaven and on earth derives its name. 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, Ephesians 3 - For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles-- 4:19) according to the riches of His glory, # 1 Cor. τὴν κατανενυγμένην δέησιν ἐδήλωσεν, Chrysostom. Ephesians 3:1–21 The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed 3 For this reason I, Paul, o a prisoner of Christ Jesus p on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of q the stewardship of r God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 s how the mystery was made known to … 16:13; Phil. Ephesians 3 - NAS: For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles - if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you; 11 This was in (AF)accordance with the [g]eternal purpose which He [h]carried out in (AG)Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and [i](AH)confident (AI)access through faith [j]in Him. NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Comfort Print: One faith. He assumes his readers know of his calling to serve them (Ephesians 3:2). 8 To me, (V)the very least of all [e]saints, this grace was given, to (W)preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable (X)riches of Christ, 9 and to [f]enlighten all people as to what the plan of the (Y)mystery is which for ages has been (Z)hidden in God, (AA)who created all things; 10 so that the multifaceted (AB)wisdom of God might now be (AC)made known through the church to the (AD)rulers and the authorities in (AE)the heavenly places. 13 Therefore I ask [k]you not (AJ)to become discouraged about my tribulations (AK)in your behalf, [l]since they are your glory. 3:4; Heb. Ephesians 3:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Paul’s Stewardship. Ephesians Greeting. 13:5; [Eph. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches e he may strengthen you with power f through his Spirit in your inner being, g 17 so that Christ may dwell in … Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. See on Php 2:10. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, Ephesians 3:13, CSB: "So then I ask you not to be discouraged over my afflictions on your behalf, for they are your glory." Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! 8:9; 2 Cor. 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. 2:22], NKJV Study Bible, Full-Color, Comfort Print: The Complete Resource for Studying God’s Word, The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, Hardcover: The Word of God and the Shaping of America. 1:3 Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, # (Eph. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles. 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the (R)Father [f]of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, (S)according to the riches of His glory, (T)to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in (U)the inner man, 17 (V)that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, (W)being rooted and grounded in love, 18 (X)may be able to comprehend with all the saints (Y)what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled (Z)with all the fullness of God. All rights reserved. A Prayer for the Ephesians. Ephesians 3 - For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles-- [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Because of their reasons for great confidence, Paul suggests his readers should not be discouraged to hear of his struggles. "For this reason" which is known as a term of conclusion. All rights reserved. 2 d Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.. NKJV, Vines Expository Bible, Comfort Print: A Guided Journey Through the Scriptures with Pastor Jerry Vines, NKJV, Lucado Encouraging Word Bible, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version, NKJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System. 1 Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God,. 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the [ a]dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, 3 how that by revelation Ephesians 3:1-21 NIV For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, St. Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles a Divine grace to himself If not wholly singular, there is something very characteristic, in this view which the Apostle of the Gentiles took of his vocation. 8:9; 2 Cor. In Ephesians 3:1, Paul calls himself a prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles. To the saints who are in Ephesus, and c are faithful 1 in Christ Jesus:. [182] Τούτου χάριν] on this account, in order that ye may not become disheartened, Ephesians 3:13. He decides to elaborate on why he is … For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--King James Bible For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, Holman Christian Standard Bible ... Ephesians 3:1 Ephesians 3:1 NIV “For this Reason” Ephesians 3:14-21 Paul begins this passage with the phrase “for this reason.” He used that phrase in chapter one to tell the people ---for this reason---because of your love for all of God’s people and because of your faith---I haven’t stopped praying for you. Ephesians 3:1, CSB: "For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles--" What does Ephesians 3:1 mean? 4 [a]By referring to this, when you read you can understand (K)my insight [b]into the (L)mystery of Christ, 5 which in other generations was not made known to [c]mankind, as it has now been revealed to His holy (M)apostles and prophets [d]in the Spirit; 6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are (N)fellow heirs and (O)fellow members of the body, and (P)fellow partakers of the promise in (Q)Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7 (R)of which I was made a (S)minister, according to the gift of (T)God’s grace which was given to me (U)according to the working of His power. The office is the prominent thought in the latter arrangement; … of Jesus Christ--Greek, "Christ Jesus." 20 Now (AA)to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly (AB)above all that we ask or think, (AC)according to the power that works in us, 21 (AD)to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Spiritual Blessings in Christ. 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the # Eph. 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. 4:13; Col. 1:11 to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in # Rom. if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, Against the view that there is here a resumption of Ephesians 3:1, see on that verse. The Prisoner of the Mystery (Ephesians 3:1-5) Ephesians 3:1. For all the saints. -1 Ephesians 3:1-13 contain two subjects closely blended together. New King James Version (NKJV). bow my knees — the proper attitude in humble prayer. 1:7; 2:4; Phil. For a brief time at the end of his second missionary journey, and then for more than two years on his third missionary journey, Paul’s Relationship to the Divine Mystery 3:1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 3:2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3:3 that by revelation the divine secret was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly. 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Stanley Life Principles Bible, Large Print: Large Print Edition, NASB, Thinline Bible, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, Thinline Bible, Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print. 8 To me, (H)who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles (I)the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the [b]fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who (J)created all things [c]through Jesus Christ; 10 (K)to the intent that now (L)the [d]manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church (M)to the [e]principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 (N)according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access (O)with confidence through faith in Him. 3:4 When reading this, you will be able to understand my insight into this secret of Christ. 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