Ephesians 3:2

“If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If ye haue heard of the dispensation of the grace of God, which is giuen me to youward:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If that ordering of the grace of God has come to your knowledge, which was given to me for you,
- Basic English Bible

(if indeed ye have heard of the administration of the grace of God which has been given to me towards you,
- Darby Bible

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me on your account.
- Webster's Bible

if, that is, you have heard of the work which God has graciously entrusted to me for your benefit,
- Weymouth Bible

if it is so that you have heard of the administration of that grace of God which was given me toward you;
- World English Bible

if netheles ye han herd the dispensacioun of Goddis grace, that is youun to me in you.
- Wycliffe Bible

if, indeed, ye did hear of the dispensation of the grace of God that was given to me in regard to you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:2


3:2 The dispensation of the grace of God given me in your behalf - That is, the commission to dispense the gracious gospel; to you gentiles in particular. This they had heard from his own mouth.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:2


Eph 3:2 If ye have heard. This is not designed to express doubt, but to remind them that they had heard of the dispensation, or office, that had been given him in reference to the Gentiles. See Ac 22:21.

Discussion for Ephesians 3:2

  • Barbara McLeish for verse 2
    I think Paul is saying that through the coming of Jesus Christ we the gentiles has now become heirs and joint heirs of Christ, Christ has broken down the wall that stud between the Jews and the gentiles back in time pass.

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