Ephesians 3:1

“For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Iesus Christ for you Gentiles,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles,--
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles,
- Basic English Bible

For this reason *I* Paul, prisoner of the Christ Jesus for you nations,
- Darby Bible

For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
- Webster's Bible

For this reason I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles--
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,
- World English Bible

For the grace of this thing I Poul, the boundun of Crist Jhesu, for you hethene men,
- Wycliffe Bible

For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you the nations,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:1


3:1 For this cause - That ye may be so built together, I am a prisoner for you gentiles - For your advantage, and for asserting your right to these blessings. This it was which so enraged the Jews against him.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:1


Eph 3:1 Paul's Office As Apostle to the Gentiles SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 3: The Hidden Mystery Revealed to the Apostle. The Gentiles to Be Fellow-Heirs. Paul's Mission to the Gentiles. The Prayer in Behalf of Gentile Christians. That They May Know the Surpassing Love of Christ. For this cause. This refers to the glorious work of the cross in "making peace and bringing the Gentiles nigh" (Eph 2:17). I, Paul. The verb of which "I, Paul", is the subject, is not given until Eph 3:14 is reached. There Paul repeats the first clause of this verse, and then gives the verb. The intervening verses are parenthetic. The prisoner of Jesus Christ. A prisoner at Rome when this was written, on account of the gospel of Jesus Christ. For you Gentiles. It was the hatred of the Jews towards him, on account of his apostleship to the Gentiles, which caused his seizure. See Ac 21:33 28:17,20.

Discussion for Ephesians 3:1

  • when Paul sayed "the prisoner of Chrst " he ment that he has a burden of the gospel fo the sake of gentiles. it doesnt mean a prisoner of Rome, but he was steward.
  • Min j. romero for verse 1
    the apostle paul received a further revelation than the twelve diciples. he was a prisoner. he had to do what GOD chose for him amen. in acts chapter 20verse 24 the message that was given to paul to preach was THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD. PAUL MESSAGE WAS DISTINCT TOTALLY SEPARATE FROM WHAT THE 12 DISCIPLES PREACHED.WE MUST ALSO REMEMBER THE DISCIPLES PREACHED UNDER THE DISPENSATION OF LAW. SO GOD PROGRAM UNDER THE DISPENSATION OF LAW IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT UNDER THE DISPENSATION OF GRACE.
  • NATHAN ELIOTT for verse 1
    Paul didnt say he was a prisoner of the romans which he was, He said he was a prisoner of jesus christ.a prisoner has no rights and does only that which his captor allows and tells him to do.Paul was saying he did nothing on his own..

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