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 for Ephesians 3:2

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 for Ephesians 3:2

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

  • Luke 21 on Ephesians 3:2
    Luke 21

    34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.

    35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

    36 WATCH ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Jesus
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  • Jason on Ephesians 3:2
    I'm new to the truth of Jesus . My question is what is a prodestant not sure on the spelling of that. And are they believers in Christ?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Ephesians 3:2
    People like labels. Many Church names, but one Jesus. Followers of Jesus are called, simply, Christians.

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  • Alex on Ephesians 3:2
    Comments by Alex on the Children of PROMISE WHICH IS THE H.G. Jesus will not sire flesh and blood children simply b/c his seed is the living WORD, Ya gotta realize they don't call him the bridegoom for nothin , he is gonna sire Children in US,Thats y he has to know us, that when that good seed is sown in mans hearts. Our Lord reproduces after the GOD KIND meaning the H.G. his offspring ,When he breathe on them he was reproducing after the God KIND as his breath was his WORD and his WORD IS HIS SEED , Thats y he said b/c i have spoken these WORDS sorrows have filled your hearts , SORROWS imply a spritual pregnancy, Thats y he tells them of a woman in travail and birth pains ,then he tells them i will see you again simply b/c they were gonna birth a baby Christ .Whosoever receiveth one such child in my name receiveth me . Which is the Child of PROMISE the H.G. AS THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT . Thus we see that Christ is truly GOD the Son simply b/c he reproduces after GOD kind Ya remember God said that every thing has to reproduce ,MULTIPLY after its KIND, THIS is HOW WE KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT Christ IS TRULY God the SON. It was the Father that said i will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven. and God Almighty swore by his very self ,Thats y the SOWER OF THAT GOOD SEED WANTS TO SOW HIS PRECIOUS SEED IN OUR HEARTS THAT WE MIGHT BIRTH A BABY CHRIST WHICH IS THE CHILD OF PROMISE THE H.G. ( Multiplication ) Thats y he said whosoever receiveth one such child in MY NAME receiveth ME And that is how we bring forth fruit unto God by his seed his words etc which is the new covenant remember i will know them all from the least to the greatest, this know them all is an intimacy that is gonna result in a heavenly birth. This Woman in Rev 12 is the best examply of the NEW BIRTH ,Her Child is the H.G. that Child of PROMISE , THE MULTIPLICATION OF CHRIST VIA HIS SEED ETC. The WORDS of the book, That NEW COVENANT IN HIS BLOOD, The woman is US THE WORLD . GB
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 3:2
    Chanting is never heard of in the Bible. When the Jews sing, they usually use their song book, the Psalms, & also words from other Jewish sources. Christians sing from a hymn book, chorus book & such like, where hopefully, the words fully align with the Scriptures.

    Being conversant with the chanting done by Hindus (similar to the Buddhists, I assume), it demonstrates generally a continual, monotonous set of words or rhythm for the primary purpose to elevate their mental (& spiritual) state to a 'higher level'. They can do it in Temple worship, worship at home, or in solitude (as the real version (not Western) that Yoga demands). It's this constant repetition & mental 'vibration' that incites a person to achieve a different state of mind & euphoria.

    And for the Christian, this quest is totally against Scripture. We are never told to neutralize our minds & wills so as to attain a higher level of consciousness. However, we are told in 1 Peter 1:13, "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ". "Girding up" means that we have to maintain strict & constant control of our minds, what goes in & what comes out. We are never to disengage our minds & wills from our control - if we do, we might be subject to other spirits having access to us. But when we gird up our minds, we demonstrate our subjection to the Holy Spirit within us, declaring that we want to only hear His Voice, & only be led of Him.

    Romans 12:2, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Our minds have to constantly be guarded. In this verse, the example of the pull of the World to conform to their standards & their understanding of life's matters, remains ever before us. But we have to renew our minds (i.e. make an effort rather to conform to God's Standards for us).
  • Chanting and Singing in any places of Worship - in Reply on Ephesians 3:2
    It's illegal to chant or sing in a few states, thanks to Atheists in California. The House in Wash. DC is attempting to stop it in all states. ACLJ dot com or their streaming site on YouTube. Go sign Petitions against it. Please get involved.

    All Churches. I would presume the Buddhist's and others cannot chant either. I don't know about them & if they will be fined and sued for singing.

    If you think this is bad now, it will be much worse after the Rapture. 2 Timothy 3

    2 Peter 3. Take a few minutes and read those links. See, we are seeing these things happening now. It's happening, folks.

    Mishael
  • Braden - in Reply on Ephesians 3:2
    How do I get along with my parents, they aren't Christians. My mom thinks she's a Christian but she doesn't put god first, and sometimes I find it so hard to find respect for her. I can also see how she is spoiling some of my siblings, and teaching them to be like her really upsets me, especially knowing that my family isn't growing up around the truth of the gospel. I'm getting of track but my main question is (how do I get along with non Christians.
  • Regina Young - in Reply on Ephesians 3:2
    By letting them see the Christ in you
  • T - in Reply on Ephesians 3:2
    We often think of approaching people based on who they are or how they act and treating them accordingly. What is important to remember is to treat people based on who WE are. We, as Christians, must treat other people with kindness and love always! That doesn't mean we can't be stern when needed. We treat others as we would want to be treated. Sometimes that requires us to give a lot of grace to others. But this is exactly what Jesus does for us!

    To respect someone does not mean agreeing with them or their choices but rather to not scorn them or judge them for who they are or the mistakes they make. Show respect through compassion. Many believe they are Christian because they simply believe in Jesus. Others because they follow God's commandments and live for Him. There may be variations in exactly what a Christian is. But what I challenge you to do is to approach these people as the loving and patient Christian that you are. With love, respect and kindness. Never fight fire with fire. Love, conquers all. Never forget to pray for others..

    May God guide you and provide His blessings upon you and your family!


 

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