Ephesians 3:10

“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To the intent that now vnto the principalities and powers in heauenly places, might be knowen by the church, the manifold wisedome of God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly {places.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to the intent that now unto the principalities and the powers in the heavenly `places' might be made known through the church the manifold wisdom of God,
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavens might be made clear through the church the wide-shining wisdom of God,
- Basic English Bible

in order that now to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the all-various wisdom of God,
- Darby Bible

To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
- Webster's Bible

concealed in order that the Church might now be used to display to the powers and authorities in the heavenly realms the innumerable aspects of God's wisdom.
- Weymouth Bible

to the intent that now through the assembly the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to the principalities and the powers in the heavenly places,
- World English Bible

that the myche fold wisdom of God be knowun to princis and potestatis in heuenli thingis bi the chirche,
- Wycliffe Bible

that there might be made known now to the principalities and the authorities in the heavenly [places], through the assembly, the manifold wisdom of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:10


3:10 That the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church - By what is done in the church, which is the theatre of the divine wisdom.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:10


Eph 3:10 To the intent. The mystery had been hidden during all the ages, but was now revealed in order that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known. It was made known, (1) To the Gentiles by preaching the gospel. (2) To Jews. This is implied in the "all" of Eph 3:9. (3) To principalities and powers in heavenly places; that is, to angelic beings. See 1Pe 1:12. By the church. As the fruit of God's wisdom revealed in the gospel, and especially by the union of Jews and Gentiles in one body.

Discussion for Ephesians 3:10

  • Osondu onwuzuruigbo for verse 10
    This is an essential purpose of the church of Christ - to provide the medium by which the wisdom (plan, judgement and workings) of God over and above principalities and powers are revealed and established. It is also primarily for this reason that the church is considered a threat and usually attacked both spiritually and physically by the agents of these powers but we know, nothing can be done against the truth.

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