Ephesians 3 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Ephesians 3


Ephesians 3:1

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles,–

Ephesians 3:2

if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward;

Ephesians 3:3

how that by revelation was made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words,

Ephesians 3:4

whereby, when ye read, ye can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ;

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which in other generation was not made known unto the sons of men, as it hath now been revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;

Ephesians 3:6

[to wit], that the Gentiles are fellow-heirs, and fellow-members of the body, and fellow-partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel,

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whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of that grace of God which was given me according to the working of his power.

Ephesians 3:8

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach unto the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

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and to make all men see what is the dispensation of the mystery which for ages hath been hid in God who created all things;

Ephesians 3:10

to the intent that now unto the principalities and the powers in the heavenly [places] might be made known through the church the manifold wisdom of God,

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according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

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in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.

Ephesians 3:13

Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory.

Ephesians 3:14

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father,

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from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

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that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;

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that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Ephesians 3:18

may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

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and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God.

Ephesians 3:20

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

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unto him [be] the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen.

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