See on Php 2:10. if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, For this reason [grasping the greatness of this plan by which Jews and Gentiles are joined together in Christ] I bow my knees [in reverence] before the Father [of our Lord Jesus Christ], ... Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 2:22], NKJV Study Bible, Full-Color, Comfort Print: The Complete Resource for Studying God’s Word, The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, Hardcover: The Word of God and the Shaping of America. 14 For this reason I (AL)bend my knees before the Father, 15 from whom [m]every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to (AM)the riches of His glory, to be (AN)strengthened with power through His Spirit in (AO)the inner [n]self, 17 so that (AP)Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being (AQ)rooted and (AR)grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with (AS)all the [o]saints what is (AT)the width and length and height and depth, 19 and to know (AU)the love of Christ which (AV)surpasses knowledge, that you may be (AW)filled to all the (AX)fullness of God. Ephesians Greeting. Spiritual Blessings in Christ. Amen. All rights reserved. 4:16; 10:19, 35; [1 John 2:28; 3:21], John 14:23; Rom. New American Standard Bible (NASB). 11:25; 16:25; Eph. “For this Reason” Ephesians 3:14-21 Paul begins this passage with the phrase “for this reason.” He used that phrase in chapter one to tell the people ---for this reason---because of your love for all of God’s people and because of your faith---I haven’t stopped praying for you. Acts 23:18; Eph 4:1; 2 Tim 1:8; Philem 1, 9, 23, Rom 11:25; 16:25; Eph 3:4, 9; 6:19; Col 1:26f; 4:3, Rom 11:25; 16:25; Eph 3:3, 9; 6:19; Col 1:26f; 4:3, Rom 11:25; 16:25; Eph 3:3, 4; 6:19; Col 1:26f; 4:3, 2 Cor 3:4; Heb 4:16; 10:19, 35; 1 John 2:28; 3:21, John 14:23; Rom 8:9f; 2 Cor 13:5; Eph 2:22, NASB, Classic Reference Bible, Red Letter Edition: The Perfect Choice for Word-for-Word Study of the Bible, NASB, The Charles F. 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Ephesians 3:8 Though I am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, Ephesians 3:11 according to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 8 To me, (V)the very least of all [e]saints, this grace was given, to (W)preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable (X)riches of Christ, 9 and to [f]enlighten all people as to what the plan of the (Y)mystery is which for ages has been (Z)hidden in God, (AA)who created all things; 10 so that the multifaceted (AB)wisdom of God might now be (AC)made known through the church to the (AD)rulers and the authorities in (AE)the heavenly places. Epistle to the Ephesians STUDY 3 Ephesians 1:15-18a. For this cause — Resuming the thread of Ephesians 3:1, “For this cause.” Because ye have such a standing in God‘s Church [Alford]. [Rom. 3:4 When reading this, you will be able to understand my insight into this secret of Christ. 20 (AY)Now to Him who is (AZ)able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, (BA)according to the power that works within us, 21 (BB)to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [p]forever and ever. Ephesians 3:1-12 NIV For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. Ephesians 3:1–21 The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed 3 For this reason I, Paul, o a prisoner of Christ Jesus p on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of q the stewardship of r God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 s how the mystery was made known to … 4:13; Col. 1:11 to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in # Rom. The first (carrying on what is implied in the contrast drawn out in Ephesians 2) is the absolute newness of this dispensation to the Gentiles—a mystery hidden from the beginning in God, but now at last revealed. 13 Therefore I ask [k]you not (AJ)to become discouraged about my tribulations (AK)in your behalf, [l]since they are your glory. For a brief time at the end of his second missionary journey, and then for more than two years on his third missionary journey, τὴν κατανενυγμένην δέησιν ἐδήλωσεν, Chrysostom. All rights reserved. 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the (R)Father [f]of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, (S)according to the riches of His glory, (T)to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in (U)the inner man, 17 (V)that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, (W)being rooted and grounded in love, 18 (X)may be able to comprehend with all the saints (Y)what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled (Z)with all the fullness of God. 3 For this reason I, Paul, (A)the prisoner of (B)Christ Jesus (C)for the sake of you (D)Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the (E)administration of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 (F)that (G)by revelation there was (H)made known to me (I)the mystery, (J)as I wrote before briefly. Ephesians 1:15: How does Paul introduce this section? 8:9; 2 Cor. 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. Ephesians 3:1, CSB: "For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles--" What does Ephesians 3:1 mean? In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles. New King James Version (NKJV). The most reasonable association is the incredible verses that have showered blessing after blessing on these saints. Posture affects the mind, and is not therefore unimportant. 1:3 Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, # (Eph. 20 Now (AA)to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly (AB)above all that we ask or think, (AC)according to the power that works in us, 21 (AD)to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. [182] Τούτου χάριν] on this account, in order that ye may not become disheartened, Ephesians 3:13. bow my knees — the proper attitude in humble prayer. "For this reason" which is known as a term of conclusion. Ephesians 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Paul’s Stewardship. 2 d Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.. 3:4; Heb. He assumes his readers know of his calling to serve them (Ephesians 3:2). NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Comfort Print: One faith. Phrases like "for this reason" always beg the question of "For what reason?" κάμπτω κ. τ. 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the [ a]dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, 3 how that by revelation Ephesians 3 - For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles-- The first passage (Ephesians 3:1–13) includes Paul mentioning himself by name as a prisoner on behalf of the Gentiles (Ephesians 3:1). The natural theme for this transition is an appeal for spiritual strength from God. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! To the saints who are in Ephesus, and c are faithful 1 in Christ Jesus:. 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the administration of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before briefly. 14 For this reason I kneel d before the Father, 15 from whom every family a in heaven and on earth derives its name. 1:7; 2:4; Phil. Ephesians 3 - For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles-- of Jesus Christ--Greek, "Christ Jesus." Ephesians 3:14-15. 13:5; [Eph. 8 To me, (H)who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles (I)the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the [b]fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who (J)created all things [c]through Jesus Christ; 10 (K)to the intent that now (L)the [d]manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church (M)to the [e]principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 (N)according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access (O)with confidence through faith in Him. In Ephesians 3:1, Paul calls himself a prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles. Handed down. Ephesians 3:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Paul’s Stewardship. 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