Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:10

“To the intent that now vnto the principalities and powers in heauenly places, might be knowen by the church, the manifold wisedome of God,”

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Other Translations

To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
- King James Version

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.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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,
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavens might be made clear through the church the wide-shining wisdom of God,
- Basic English Bible

in order that now to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the all-various wisdom of God,
- Darby Bible

To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
- Webster's Bible

concealed in order that the Church might now be used to display to the powers and authorities in the heavenly realms the innumerable aspects of God's wisdom.
- Weymouth Bible

to the intent that now through the assembly the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to the principalities and the powers in the heavenly places,
- World English Bible

that the myche fold wisdom of God be knowun to princis and potestatis in heuenli thingis bi the chirche,
- Wycliffe Bible

that there might be made known now to the principalities and the authorities in the heavenly [places], through the assembly, the manifold wisdom of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:10


3:10 That the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church - By what is done in the church, which is the theatre of the divine wisdom.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:10


Eph 3:10 To the intent. The mystery had been hidden during all the ages, but was now revealed in order that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known. It was made known, (1) To the Gentiles by preaching the gospel. (2) To Jews. This is implied in the "all" of Eph 3:9. (3) To principalities and powers in heavenly places; that is, to angelic beings. See 1Pe 1:12. By the church. As the fruit of God's wisdom revealed in the gospel, and especially by the union of Jews and Gentiles in one body.

Discussion for Ephesians 3

  • Brianna vs.13
    Paul was an example to the early Christians. He didn't want individuals to be discouraged by his persecution, but encouraged by his ability to continue despite pressure. This encourages me to continue to live my life as a Christian, despite the challenges that come with upholding the Bible standards. Just like Paul, we all can keep our Christian personality in a God-less world.
  • Gina Hosein
    Verses 3-16 is my prayer.
  • Sarah
    Amazing chapter, my father told me that I should read it and that it is a good chapter. he was absolutely right.
  • Yvonne w
    In deed no limit to what our God can do. Even thou we don't deserve it.
  • David
    Ref v 19: apparently, the Apostle is encouraging us to seek a depth of love which has escaped us thus far, for he used the thought that this love "passes knowledge". What thought, action, or intellectual pursuit can "pass knowledge"??? Knowledge is required in the pursuit of understanding. My prayer is that we can pursue and acquire that deep, "perfected" love, as mentione in 1 John 3-4 chapters.
  • Rasheed
    "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think" I believe that this comment here sets the premise for who god is. Someone who is able to do and go above and beyond and well beyond that to be exact for stuff that we ask or think. That shows genuine love just as parents today try and go above and beyond for their kids to make sure they are happy and safe. "according to the power that worketh in us" I believe this part of the verse means that when we give him the praise for going above and beyond for us that we get a bit of that and we can carry that amongst us which separates true god-fearing Christians versus those who claim to Christian but act the opposite. In total I would say this verse simply knows that god is going 1000000x harder then anyone can ever go for you, but on top of that give him thanks and praise and he will share more with you.

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