Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:9

“And to make all men see, what is the fellowship of the mysterie, which from the beginning of the world, hath bene hid in God, who created all things by Iesus Christ:”

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Other Translations

And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
- King James Version

and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And make all men see what is the ordering of the secret which from the first has been kept in God who made all things;
- Basic English Bible

and to enlighten all [with the knowledge of] what is the administration of the mystery hidden throughout the ages in God, who has created all things,
- Darby Bible

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
- Webster's Bible

and to show all men in a clear light what my stewardship is. It is the stewardship of the truth which from all the Ages lay concealed in the mind of God, the Creator of all things--
- Weymouth Bible

and to make all men see what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things through Jesus Christ;
- World English Bible

which is the dispensacioun of sacrament hid fro worldis in God, that made alle thingis of nouyt;
- Wycliffe Bible

and to cause all to see what [is] the fellowship of the secret that hath been hid from the ages in God, who the all things did create by Jesus Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:9


3:9 What is the fellowship of the mystery - What those mysterious blessings are whereof all believers jointly partake. Which was, in a great measure, hidden from eternity by God, who, to make way for the free exercise of his love, created all things - This is the foundation of all his dispensations.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:9


Eph 3:9 And to make all [men] see. Jews as well as Gentiles. What [is] the fellowship of the mystery. The office or stewardship of this mystery. It was demonstrated in his apostleship to the Gentiles. Which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God. It was from the beginning God's purpose to save the Gentiles by the gospel, but it had been kept hidden.

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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