New Living Translation
As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me.
King James Bible
How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Darby Bible Translation
that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly,
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 --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:3 The mystery - Of salvation by Christ alone, and that both to Jews and gentiles. As I wrote before - Namely, Eph 1:9,10; the very words of which passage he here repeats.
LibraryThe Paradox of Love's Measure
The breadth, and length, and depth, and height.'--Eph. iii. 18. Of what? There can, I think, be no doubt as to the answer. The next clause is evidently the continuation of the idea begun in that of our text, and it runs: 'And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.' It is the immeasurable measure, then; the boundless bounds and dimensions of the love of Christ which fire the Apostle's thoughts here. Of course, he had no separate idea in his mind attaching to each of these measures …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Climax of all Prayer
Love Unknowable and Known
Measureless Power and Endless Glory
"After I returned to Jerusalem, I was praying in the Temple and fell into a trance.
"But the Lord said to me, 'Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles!'"
Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. You are to tell the world what you have seen and what I will show you in the future.
I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ.
Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time.
1 Corinthians 2:10
But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets.
2 Corinthians 12:1
This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord.
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