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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ephesians 3:1


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    King James Bible - Ephesians 3:1

    For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

    World English Bible

    For this cause I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,

    Douay-Rheims - Ephesians 3:1

    For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ, for you Gentiles;

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

    Greek Textus Receptus


    τουτου
    5127 χαριν 5484 εγω 1473 παυλος 3972 ο 3588 δεσμιος 1198 του 3588 χριστου 5547 ιησου 2424 υπερ 5228 υμων 5216 των 3588 εθνων 1484

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    VERSE (1) -
    2Co 10:1 Ga 5:2

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:1

    ¶ Por causa de esto yo Pablo, prisionero, del Cristo Jess para vosotros los gentiles,

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ephesians 3:1

    Verse 1. 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 xxi. 21-28, &c.

    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.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ , &c.] Not actively, whom Christ had apprehended by his grace, and made a prisoner of hope; but passively, who was made a prisoner for Christ, on account of preaching Christ, and his Gospel: he was not a prisoner for any capital crime, as theft, murder, &c. and therefore be was not ashamed of his bonds, but rather glories in them; and a prison has often been the portion of the best of men in this world: from hence we learn, that this epistle was written when the apostle was a prisoner at Rome; and the consideration of this his condition serves much to confirm the truths he had before delivered, seeing they were such as he could, and did suffer for; and which must engage the attention of the Ephesians to them, and especially since his sufferings were on their account: for you Gentiles : because he preached the Gospel to the Gentiles, which the Jews forbid, that they might not be saved; and because he taught them, that circumcision and the rest of the ceremonies of the law were not binding upon them; which gave great offence to the Jews, who were the means of bringing of him into these circumstances, and particularly the Asiatic Jews, the Jews of Ephesus; who having seen and heard him there, knew him again when in the temple at Jerusalem, and raised a mob upon him, having bore a grudge against him for his ministry at Ephesus, by which means he became a prisoner; so that he might truly say, he was a prisoner for the sake of them; (see Acts 21:27-33). One of Stevens's copies adds, am an ambassador, as in ( Ephesians 6:20) and another of them, glory, or rejoice; (see Philippians 2:16,17).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 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 an 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 soul of men. The mystery, is that secret, hidden purpose of salvatio through Christ. This was not so fully and clearly shown in the age 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 Gentile to salvation by faith in Christ. An effectual working of Divine powe attends the gifts of Divine grace. As God appointed Paul to the office so he qualified him for it.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    τουτου
    5127 χαριν 5484 εγω 1473 παυλος 3972 ο 3588 δεσμιος 1198 του 3588 χριστου 5547 ιησου 2424 υπερ 5228 υμων 5216 των 3588 εθνων 1484

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    1. For this cause. Seeing ye are so builded together.

    Of Christ Jesus (tou Cristou Ihsou). Notice the article, the Christ, and see on ch. ii. 13.

    Gentiles. To whom Paul was expressly sent, and in preaching to whom he had fallen into the hands of the civil law.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    3:1 {For this cause} (toutou carin). Use of carin (accusative of caris) as a preposition with the genitive and referring to the preceding argument about God's elective grace. It is possible that Paul started to make the prayer that comes in verses #14-21 when he repeats toutou carin. If so, he is diverted by his own words "the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles" (ho desmios tou cristou iesou huper humwn twn eqnwn) to set forth in a rich paragraph (#1-13) God's use of him for the Gentiles.


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