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Ephesians 3:1-13
Ephesians 3:1-13
Paul's digression- the mystery of God is his stewardship
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Published December 27th, 2018; Updated December 27th, 2018
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Ephesians 3:1-13
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For this reason
For this reason
I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—
I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
assuming that
if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you;
Paul's assumption
you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace
the mystery revealed to Paul
that was given to me for you,
how the mystery was made known
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
to me
by revelation,
as I have written briefly.
When you read this,
By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
Paul's expectation
you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ,
the mystery revealed to others
which was not made known
which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
to the sons of men
in other generations
as it has now been revealed
to his holy apostles and prophets
by the Spirit.
This mystery is that
to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel,
the mystery explained
the Gentiles are fellow heirs,
members of the same body,
and partakers of the promise
in Christ Jesus
through the gospel.
Of this gospel I was made a minister
of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.
restatement of 3:2b
according to the gift of God’s grace,
which was given me
by the working of his power.
To me, though I am the very least of all the saints,
To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
this grace was given,
Paul's commision
to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
the mystery reached
and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery
and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
hidden for ages
in God who created all things,
so that through the church
so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known
the mystery manifested
to the rulers and authorities
in the heavenly places.
This was according to the eternal purpose
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
the mystery realized
that he has realized
in Christ Jesus our Lord,
in whom we have boldness and access with confidence
in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.
through our faith in him. (Christ's faithfulness)
So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you,
Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.
Paul's extortion
which is your glory.
phrasing
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