Ephesians 3:3

“How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How that by reuelation hee made knowen vnto me the mysterie, (as I wrote afore in few words,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

how that by revelation was made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words,
- American Standard Version (1901)

How by revelation the secret was made clear to me, as I said before in a short letter,
- Basic English Bible

that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly,
- Darby Bible

That by revelation he made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words;
- Webster's Bible

and that by a revelation the truth hitherto kept secret was made known to me as I have already briefly explained it to you.
- Weymouth Bible

how that by revelation the mystery was made known to me, as I wrote before in few words,
- World English Bible

For bi reuelacioun the sacrament is maad knowun to me, as Y aboue wroot in schort thing,
- Wycliffe Bible

that by revelation He made known to me the secret, according as I wrote before in few [words] --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:3


3:3 The mystery - Of salvation by Christ alone, and that both to Jews and gentiles. As I wrote before - Namely, #Eph 1:9|,10; the very words of which passage he here repeats.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:3


Eph 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me. See Ga 1:12. The mystery. This mystery was revealed by God to him. A mystery is a truth, or fact, or purpose, which is hidden until it is revealed. This mystery is declared in Eph 3:6. As I wrote afore in few words. In Eph 1:9 2:11-13.

Discussion for Ephesians 3:3

  • Anthony for verse 3
    This here is the crux of the matter that explains why the majority of the Christian church is failing. It is failing because of not recognizing that God had imparted to Paul a new dispensation (administration/programme) that was hitherto kept secret. but now reveal to him for the Gentiles. It is a dispensation of Almighty God's Grace, in particular to Gentiles who were far from God and having no Hope in this world, but also to Jews who believe. A knowledge of the Mystery is truly liberating. This ties in with Paul's discussion in the previous chapter about the eternal building consisting of the Kingdom Church and the Body of Christ.

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