Ephesians 3:5

“Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which in other ages was not made knowen vnto the sonnes of men, as it is now reueiled vnto his holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spirit,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which in other generation was not made known unto the sons of men, as it hath now been revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which in other generations was not given to the sons of men, but the revelation of it has now been made to his holy Apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
- Basic English Bible

which in other generations has not been made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in [the power of the] Spirit,
- Darby Bible

Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
- Webster's Bible

which in earlier ages was not made known to the human race, as it has now been revealed to His holy Apostles and Prophets through the Spirit--
- Weymouth Bible

which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
- World English Bible

Which was not knowun to othere generaciouns to the sones of men, as it is now schewid to his hooli apostlis and prophetis in the spirit,
- Wycliffe Bible

which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it was now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:5


3:5 Which in other - In former, ages was not so clearly or fully made known to the sons of men - To any man, no, not to Ezekiel, so often styled, son of man; nor to any of the ancient prophets. Those here spoken of are New Testament prophets.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:5


Eph 3:5 Which. The mystery. In other ages was not made known unto the sons of men. It was in past ages hidden from men, but now revealed by the Spirit to apostles and prophets. Not the old Hebrew prophets, but the prophets in the church. Some of the Hebrew prophets might have had a glimpse of Gentile salvation, but they did not understand their own language as well as we do in the light of the gospel.

Discussion for Ephesians 3:5

  • Jason Joseph for verse 5
    Based on Eph 3:5 our Church has appointed Apostle and Prophet and their death brings in another set of the same. We have to celebrated their days i.e. birthdays, when they received the Holy Spirit, their baptism taking days etc etc. They say that based on Eph 3:5 they have got full right to appoint Apostle and Prophet. Please explain. I need an answer badly. Also they keep the image of Apostle and Prophet and light candles and incense. We protested, and they say, Obey the Leaders.

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