Ephesians 3:3
New International Version
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.

New Living Translation
As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me.

English Standard Version
how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly.

Berean Study Bible
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.

Berean Literal Bible
that He made known to me the mystery by revelation, just as I have written before in brief,

New American Standard Bible
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.

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

Christian Standard Bible
The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, this letter tells you a little about how God has shown me his mysterious ways.

Good News Translation
God revealed his secret plan and made it known to me. (I have written briefly about this,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above.

International Standard Version
and how this secret was made known to me through a revelation, just as I wrote about briefly in the past.

NET Bible
that by revelation the divine secret was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the mystery was taught me by revelation, just as I have written to you briefly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have heard that he let me know this mystery through a revelation. I've already written to you about this briefly.

New American Standard 1977
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.

Jubilee Bible 2000
how that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery (as I wrote above in a few words,

King James 2000 Bible
How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few words,

American King James Version
How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few words,

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me, as I have written above in a few words;

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

English Revised Version
how that by revelation was made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote afore in few words,

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
that by revelation He made known to me the secret, according as I wrote before in few words --
Study Bible
The Mystery of the Gospel
2Surely you have heard about the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,…
Cross References
Acts 22:17
Later, when I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance,

Acts 22:21
Then He said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

Acts 26:16
But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen from Me and what I will show you.

Romans 11:25
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited: A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.

Romans 16:25
Now to Him who is able to strengthen you by my gospel and by the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery concealed for ages past,

1 Corinthians 2:10
But God has revealed it to us by the Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

2 Corinthians 12:1
I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to gain, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.

Galatians 1:12
I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:9
And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ

Ephesians 3:4
In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,

Ephesians 3:6
This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are fellow heirs, fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:9
and to illuminate for everyone the stewardship of this mystery, which for ages past was hidden in God, who created all things.

Ephesians 6:19
Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, divine utterance may be given me, so that I will boldly make known the mystery of the gospel,

Colossians 1:26
the mystery that was hidden for ages and generations but is now revealed to His saints,

Colossians 2:2
that they may be encouraged in heart, knit together in love, and filled with the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ,

Colossians 4:3
as you pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

Hebrews 13:22
I urge you, brothers, to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have only written you briefly.

1 Peter 5:12
Through Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.

2 Peter 3:15
Consider also that our Lord's patience brings salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom God gave him.

Treasury of Scripture

How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few words,

by.

Ephesians 1:17
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Acts 22:17,21
And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance; …

Acts 23:9
And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

the mystery.

Ephesians 3:9
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Romans 11:25
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Romans 16:25
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

as I.

Ephesians 1:9-11
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: …

Ephesians 2:11-22
Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; …

afore.







Lexicon
that [is],
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mystery
μυστήριον (mystērion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3466: From a derivative of muo; a secret or 'mystery'.

made known
ἐγνωρίσθη (egnōristhē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1107: To make known, declare, know, discover. From a derivative of ginosko; to make known; subjectively, to know.

to me
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

by
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

revelation,
ἀποκάλυψιν (apokalypsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 602: An unveiling, uncovering, revealing, revelation. From apokalupto; disclosure.

as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

I have already written
προέγραψα (proegrapsa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4270: From pro and grapho; to write previously; figuratively, to announce, prescribe.

briefly.
ὀλίγῳ (oligō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3641: Puny; especially neuter somewhat.
(3) How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery.--The words "by revelation" are doubly emphatic. By revelation, not by the wisdom of man (as in 1Corinthians 2:7-16): for "God hath revealed them to us by His Spirit." By direct revelation to St. Paul himself, as in Galatians 1:12, "not of man or by man, but by revelation of Jesus Christ," and in Romans 16:25, "according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery." (See also 2Corinthians 12:17.) This revelation we may refer especially to the time when, after his conversion, he was "in a trance while praying in the Temple," and "saw Christ Himself," saying unto him, "Depart, for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles" (Acts 22:17-21).

As I wrote afore in few words.--The reference is to the brief notice in Ephesians 1:10-14, and to the further explanation in Ephesians 2:11-22. Hence, in English, the idea would be more clearly expressed by "I have written above." St. Paul refers them back to these passages as embodying his "understanding," or conception, of the mystery thus revealed especially to him. The reference is one of those parenthetical remarks, which, to those remembering how St. Paul's Epistles were dictated, almost irresistibly suggest insertion on the reading over of the Epistle.

-3Ephesians 3:20-21 sum up the whole in a doxology to God the Father through Christ Jesus. It may be compared with the other more solemn doxologies in the New Testament: as Romans 16:25; 1Timothy 5:15-16; Jude 1:24-25; Revelation 1:6. Each has its distinctive character. Here the prevailing idea of the preceding chapters is the wonder and the mystery of God's fore-ordaining love, overflowing in the riches of His grace to those who are made one with Him and with each other in Christ Jesus. Hence, God is here described as He "who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think," and to do all "by His power dwelling" and working in us.

Verse 3. - How that, by revelation, was made known unto me the mystery. The mystery, as is explained afterwards (ver. 6), was not the gospel itself, but its destination to the Gentiles as much as to the Jews; although, as appears afterwards, this fullness of blessing is really the great glory of the gospel. Mystery, that which is known only to the initiated, does not denote here a thing obscure in its own nature, but only something that had been concealed from view. It was only the initiated that now knew that God designed the gospel for Gentile and Jew alike. Paul had been initiated "by revelation" - not by his own reflecting power, not by his study of Scripture, not by communication from ether men, but by a special communication from God (Galatians 1:12). As I wrote before in few words. Where? In another Epistle? No; but in the earlier part of this Epistle (see Ephesians 1:9; Ephesians 2:18, etc.). If it be said the allusions in these places to the topic in question are rather vague and general, the apostle virtually admits it - he wrote of it "in few words;" but, as it is a great and glorious truth, he returns to it to amplify it and place it in a brighter light. 3:1-7 For having preached the doctrine of truth, the apostle was a prisoner, but a prisoner of Jesus Christ; the object of special protection and care, while thus suffering for him. All the gracious offers of the gospel, and the joyful tidings it contains, come from the rich grace of God; it is the great means by which the Spirit works grace in the souls of men. The mystery, is that secret, hidden purpose of salvation through Christ. This was not so fully and clearly shown in the ages before Christ, as unto the prophets of the New Testament. This was the great truth made known to the apostle, that God would call the Gentiles to salvation by faith in Christ. An effectual working of Divine power attends the gifts of Divine grace. As God appointed Paul to the office, so he qualified him for it.
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