Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:2

“If ye haue heard of the dispensation of the grace of God, which is giuen me to youward:”

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If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
- King James Version

if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If that ordering of the grace of God has come to your knowledge, which was given to me for you,
- Basic English Bible

(if indeed ye have heard of the administration of the grace of God which has been given to me towards you,
- Darby Bible

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me on your account.
- Webster's Bible

if, that is, you have heard of the work which God has graciously entrusted to me for your benefit,
- Weymouth Bible

if it is so that you have heard of the administration of that grace of God which was given me toward you;
- World English Bible

if netheles ye han herd the dispensacioun of Goddis grace, that is youun to me in you.
- Wycliffe Bible

if, indeed, ye did hear of the dispensation of the grace of God that was given to me in regard to you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:2


3:2 The dispensation of the grace of God given me in your behalf - That is, the commission to dispense the gracious gospel; to you gentiles in particular. This they had heard from his own mouth.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:2


Eph 3:2 If ye have heard. This is not designed to express doubt, but to remind them that they had heard of the dispensation, or office, that had been given him in reference to the Gentiles. See Ac 22:21.

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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