1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:3

“How that by reuelation hee made knowen vnto me the mysterie, (as I wrote afore in few words,”

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Other Translations

How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
- King James Version

that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

how that by revelation was made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words,
- American Standard Version (1901)

How by revelation the secret was made clear to me, as I said before in a short letter,
- Basic English Bible

that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly,
- Darby Bible

That by revelation he made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words;
- Webster's Bible

and that by a revelation the truth hitherto kept secret was made known to me as I have already briefly explained it to you.
- Weymouth Bible

how that by revelation the mystery was made known to me, as I wrote before in few words,
- World English Bible

For bi reuelacioun the sacrament is maad knowun to me, as Y aboue wroot in schort thing,
- Wycliffe Bible

that by revelation He made known to me the secret, according as I wrote before in few [words] --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:3

3:3 The mystery - Of salvation by Christ alone, and that both to Jews and gentiles. As I wrote before - Namely, #Eph 1:9|,10; the very words of which passage he here repeats.

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:3

Eph 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me. See Ga 1:12. The mystery. This mystery was revealed by God to him. A mystery is a truth, or fact, or purpose, which is hidden until it is revealed. This mystery is declared in Eph 3:6. As I wrote afore in few words. In Eph 1:9 2:11-13.

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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