Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:6

“That the Gentiles should be fellow heires, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ, by the Gospel:”

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That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
- King James Version

{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,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`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,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which is that the Gentiles have a part in the heritage, and in the same body, and in the same hope in Christ through the good news,
- Basic English Bible

that [they who are of] the nations should be joint heirs, and a joint body, and joint partakers of [his] promise in Christ Jesus by the glad tidings;
- Darby Bible

That the Gentiles should be joint-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel:
- Webster's Bible

I mean the truth that the Gentiles are joint heirs with us Jews, and that they form one body with us, and have the same interest as we have in the promise which has been made good in Christ Jesus through the Good News,
- Weymouth Bible

that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus through the Good News,
- World English Bible

that hethene men ben euen eiris, and of oo bodi, and parteneris togidere of his biheest in Crist Jhesu bi the euangelie;
- Wycliffe Bible

that the nations be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in the Christ, through the good news,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:6


3:6 That the gentiles are joint - heirs - Of God. And of the same body - Under Christ the head. And joint - partakers of his promise - The communion of the Holy Ghost.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:6


Eph 3:6 That. The mystery long hidden, but at last revealed, is now given. The Gentiles should be fellow-heirs. The wall of partition broken down, Jews and Gentiles equally received, heirs alike of the gospel, "fellow-members" of the church, "fellow-partakers" of the gospel promises. Compare Ac 10:34 11:18 13:46-48.

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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