New Living Translation
Though I am the least deserving of all God's people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.
King James Bible
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;
Darby Bible Translation
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,
World English Bible
To me, the very least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
Young's Literal Translation
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
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
But the Lord said, "Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.
Don't you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can't you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I'm not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God's church.
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles . . .
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
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