Ephesians 3:8

“Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Unto mee, who am lesse then the least of all Saints, is this grace giuen, that I should preach among the Gentiles the vnsearchable riches of Christ,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach unto the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
- American Standard Version (1901)

To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, was this grace given, so that I might make clear to the Gentiles the good news of the unending wealth of Christ:
- Basic English Bible

To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,
- Darby Bible

To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
- Webster's Bible

To me who am less than the least of all God's people has this work been graciously entrusted--to proclaim to the Gentiles the Good News of the exhaustless wealth of Christ,
- Weymouth Bible

To me, the very least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
- World English Bible

To me, leeste of alle seyntis, this grace is youun to preche among hethene men the vnserchable richessis of Crist, and to liytne alle men,
- Wycliffe Bible

to me -- the less than the least of all the saints -- was given this grace, among the nations to proclaim good news -- the untraceable riches of the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:8


3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given - Here are the noblest strains of eloquence to paint the exceeding low opinion the apostle had of himself, and the fulness of unfathomable blessings which are treasured up in Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:8


Eph 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints. A mighty trust granted to one so unworthy as he deems himself. He was ever humbled by remembering that he had been a persecutor. See 1Co 15:9 Php 3:6. Compare 1Ti 1:13 This grace, so glorious and so full of blessedness to the world, was the apostleship to the Gentiles. See Ga 2:7,8.

Discussion for Ephesians 3:8

  • Anthony for verse 8
    Youngs Literal Bible renders the word "Unsearchable" as "Untraceable" rather than the other translations which speaks of "Unfathomable" and "exhaustless". THis shows that Pauls Gospel is not to be found in the Old testament, nor even in the so- called Gospels, but was a new message that was the subject of a new dispensation as he mentions in this chapter. What a glorious thing the Grace of God is. "Christ in you (Gentiles). The hope of glory" hallelujah

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