New International Version
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
King James Bible
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Darby Bible Translation
For this reason *I* Paul, prisoner of the Christ Jesus for you nations,
World English Bible
For this cause I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,
Young's Literal Translation
For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you the nations,
Ephesians 3:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For this cause - Because he maintained that the Gentiles were admitted to all the privileges of the Jews, and all the blessings of the new covenant, without being obliged to submit to circumcision, the Jews persecuted him, and caused him to be imprisoned, first at Caesarea, where he was obliged to appeal to the Roman emperor, in consequence of which he was sent prisoner to Rome. See Acts 21:21-28, etc.
The prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles - For preaching the Gospel to the Gentiles, and showing that they were not bound by the law of Moses, and yet were called to be fellow citizens with the saints; for this very cause the Jews persecuted him unto bonds, and conspired his death.
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But the Lord said to Ananias, "Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.
So he took him to the commander. The centurion said, "Paul, the prisoner, sent for me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you."
2 Corinthians 1:6
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
2 Corinthians 10:1
By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" toward you when away!
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Although I am less than the least of all the Lord's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ,
according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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