Latin Vulgate3:13 propter quod peto ne deficiatis in tribulationibus meis pro vobis quae est gloria vestra It is ταῖς ἀρχαῖς καὶ ταῖς ἐχουσίαις ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις that this exhibition of the manifold wisdom of God is to be made διὰ τῆς ἐκκλησίας. Latin Vulgate3:19 scire etiam supereminentem scientiae caritatem Christi ut impleamini in omnem plenitudinem Dei Bible in Basic English3:14 For this cause I go down on my knees before the Father, Noah Webster Bible3:5 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; American Standard Version3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Darby's English Translation3:14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, World English Bible3:4 whereby, when you read, you can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ; King James Version 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; American Standard Version3:5 which in other generation was not made known unto the sons of men, as it hath now been revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; Bible in Basic English3:5 Which in other generations was not given to the sons of men, but the revelation of it has now been made to his holy Apostles and prophets in the Spirit; Darby's English Translation3:5 which in other generations has not been made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the power of the Spirit. And the mystery was published not by angels, but by men; not by the prudent and powerful of the world, by those who wore a coronet or had studied in the Portico or the Academy, but by one “whose bodily presence was weak and his speech contemptible”-a stranger to “the enticing words of man's wisdom.” The initiation of the Gentile world was by the preaching of the cross - that instrument of lingering and unspeakable torture; while He that hung upon it, born of a village maiden, and apprenticed as a Galilean mechanic, was condemned to a public execution as the penalty of alleged treason and blasphemy. Alexandrian ina gnwrisqh nun taiV arcaiV kai taiV exousiaiV en toiV epouranioiV dia thV ekklhsiaV h polupoikiloV sofia tou qeou World English Bible3:1 For this cause I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles, American Standard Version3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, 1999-2014. Hort and WestcottproV o dunasqe anaginwskonteV nohsai thn sunesin mou en tw musthriw tou cristou The idea brought out in the interpretations of Cocceius, Zanchius, Grotius, and Harless, to wit, that reference is had to the modes and series of past Divine revelations, approximates the truth, and Meyer and Calvin are right in attempting to find the meaning within the bounds of the preceding section. Weymouth New Testament3:12 in whom we have this bold and confident access through our faith in Him. In heavenly—In the supernals. ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρ. American Standard Version3:11 according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: King James Version 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; It is like a landscape, or a panoramic view passing before the mind, with a great variety of phases and aspects, all tending to excite admiration. Chrys. Weymouth New Testament3:16 to grant you--in accordance with the wealth of His glorious perfections--to be strengthened by His Spirit with power penetrating to your inmost being. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Ideo angeli post hoc tempus nolunt ab apostolis coli tanquam in ministerio majore collocatis, Revelation 19:10, et merito.” Grot. 10. ἵνα γνωρισθῇ νῦν. “For this sublime cause,” as Alford admirably expresses it, “the humble Paul was raised up—to bring about—he, the least worthy of the saints—that to the heavenly powers themselves should be made known, by means of those whom he was empowered to enlighten”—the manifold wisdom of God. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:10". must have been specified (by the addition of τῶν ἐθνῶν, or something of that sort); but to the effect, that the designation of the angels on the side of their power and rank, in contradistinction to the διὰ τῆς ἐκκλησίας, serves for the glorifying of the ἐκκλησία. Darby's English Translation3:3 that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly, By the church—The glorious and finally glorified. Byzantine Majority kata proqesin twn aiwnwn hn epoihsen en cristw ihsou tw kuriw hmwn Young's Literal Translation3:12 in whom we have the freedom and the access in confidence through the faith of him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/ephesians-3.html. 12 In union with Christ and through our faith in him we have the boldness to go into God's … BibliographyEadie, John. The Designation corresponds to the fulness and the lofty pathos by which the whole passage is marked. Ephesians 3:10. ἵνα] not ecbatic (Thomas, Boyd, Zanchius, Estius, Koppe, Rosenmüller, Flatt, Meier, Holzhausen), introduces the design, not, however, of τῷ τὰ πάντα κτίσαντι, as, in addition to those who understand κτίσ. Alexandrian autw h doxa en th ekklhsia kai en cristw ihsou eiV pasaV taV geneaV tou aiwnoV twn aiwnwn amhn Darby's English Translation3:10 in order that now to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the all-various wisdom of God, "Commentary on Ephesians 3:10". Alexandrian toutou carin kamptw ta gonata mou proV ton patera The context sets the stage, and all that is before results here in the declaration of God"s wisdom to the principalities and powers. Implies "infinitely diversified". All other rights reserved. Calvin’s note here. American Standard Version3:2 if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward; Alexandrian emoi tw elacistoterw pantwn agiwn edoqh h cariV auth toiV eqnesin euaggelisasqai to anexicniaston ploutos tou cristou Amen. They saw just how God was dealing with different peoples in different times, and now Paul states that they have seen how God is dealing with the church, His people. Not the fallen angels themselves were more incapable of restoring themselves to the favour of their God, than he. And why should wisdom be singled out as the only attribute which creation exhibits by the church to the higher intelligences? The section closes with a doxology, giving glory to God (Ephesians 3:20-21). Hort and Westcottkatoikhsai ton criston dia thV pistewV en taiV kardiaiV umwn 3:10-11). Young's Literal Translation3:13 wherefore, I ask you not to faint in my tribulations for you, which is your glory. Douay Rheims3:20 Now to him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or understand, according to the power that worketh in us; Darby's English Translation3:13 Wherefore I beseech you not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory. Secondarily, God‘s wisdom in redemption is made known to evil angels, who dwell “in heavenly places” in a lower sense, namely, the air (compare Ephesians 2:2 with Ephesians 6:12); “known” to their dismay (1 Corinthians 15:24; Colossians 2:15). St Paul there represents the present making known of the manifold wisdom of God through the Church to the principalities and powers as one purpose of his preaching of the Gospel to the Gentiles: and the remarkable phrase “through the Church” is explained by part of the preceding paragraph (Ephesians 2:14-18) on the founding of the two, “Israel and the Nations,” in Christ into one new man, the reconciliation of them both in one body to God, and the announcement of peace to them that were far off and peace to them that were nigh. Noah Webster Bible3:4 By which when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ, King James Version 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) King James Version 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, Latin Vulgate3:14 huius rei gratia flecto genua mea ad Patrem Domini nostri Iesu Christi Bible in Basic English3:20 Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us, Weymouth New Testament3:20 Now to Him who, in exercise of His power that is at work within us, is able to do infinitely beyond all our highest prayers or thoughts-- But in it there are yet depths utterly unexplored, even by the highest archangel; and the wonders of wisdom and love contained in it will be more and more unfolded, as long as there shall continue any portion of that mystery unfulfilled. American Standard Version3:3 how that by revelation was made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words. Byzantine Majority autw h doxa en th ekklhsia en cristw ihsou eiV pasaV taV geneaV tou aiwnoV twn aiwnwn amhn American Standard Version3:19 and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God. Latin Vulgate3:5 quod aliis generationibus non est agnitum filiis hominum sicuti nunc revelatum est sanctis apostolis eius et prophetis in Spiritu Hort and Westcottou egenhqhn diakonoV kata thn dwrean thV caritoV tou qeou thV doqeishV moi kata thn energeian thV dunamewV autou Weymouth New Testament3:12 in whom we have this bold and confident access through our faith in Him. We cannot vaguely say that it is God's wisdom in the general plan of redemption, or, as Olshausen remarks, “the marvellous procedure of God in the pardon of the sinner, and the settlement in him of the antagonism between righteousness and grace.” Such an idea is scarcely in keeping with the context, which speaks not of the general scheme of mercy, but of one of its distinctive and modern aspects. “Vide, quantus honos hominum, quod hæc arcana consilia per ipsos, maxime per apostolos, Deus innotescere angelis voluit. American Standard Version3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, King James Version 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, Alexandrian toutou carin egw pauloV o desmioV tou cristou [ihsou] uper umwn twn eqnwn The Net Bible translates it as follows, "The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms.". Darby's English Translation3:18 in order that ye may be fully able to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height; Douay Rheims3:18 You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth: Noah Webster Bible3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and highth. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/ephesians-3.html. Bible in Basic English3:6 Which is that the Gentiles have a part in the heritage, and in the same body, and in the same hope in Christ through the good news, Bible in Basic English3:10 So that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavens might be made clear through the church the wide-shining wisdom of God, Such is generally the meaning of the verse, but its specific reference is not so easily ascertained. This world, itself a speck in the universe, may be—perhaps as a scene of exceptional rebellion against God, certainly as a scene of God’s infinite goodness—a lesson to other spheres of being, far beyond our conception. (6:12) “Made known”: Spiritual beings such as angels, and even the devil are not "all-knowing". Alexandrian autw h doxa en th ekklhsia kai en cristw ihsou eiV pasaV taV geneaV tou aiwnoV twn aiwnwn amhn To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers. Darby's English Translation3:15 of whom every family in the heavens and on earth is named, But in all these He had had one great end in view. World English Bible3:4 whereby, when you read, you can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ; Bible in Basic English3:11 Which is seen in his eternal purpose in Christ Jesus our Lord: Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. [26], A. T. Robertson understood the reference as to "evil powers or fallen angels, exclusively.[27]. Stephens 1550 Textus Receptus autw h doxa en th ekklhsia en cristw ihsou eiV pasaV taV geneaV tou aiwnoV twn aiwnwn amhn . Hort and Westcottdio aitoumai mh egkakein en taiV qliyesin mou uper umwn htiV estin doxa umwn, Latin Vulgate3:13 propter quod peto ne deficiatis in tribulationibus meis pro vobis quae est gloria vestra. There is, in my mind, a real possibility that this variation of His wisdom may well be the dispensations. Angels as fellow servants, Revelation 19:10; Revelation 22:6-9. διὰ τῆς ἐκκλησίας,, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 3:21, Ephesians 5:23-32. See 1 Corinthians 1:21; Romans 11:33; Matthew 11:19 = Luke 7:35. To the first there are additional objections: it suggests a supralapsarian view; it joins this verse to a subordinate thought; it is opposed by Colossians 1:16, where the end of creation is distinctly stated to be the personal Christ ‘Now’ is in contrast with ‘from the ages’ (Ephesians 3:9). Darby's English Translation3:3 that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly. Latin Vulgate3:5 quod aliis generationibus non est agnitum filiis hominum sicuti nunc revelatum est sanctis apostolis eius et prophetis in Spiritu Noah Webster Bible3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled with all the fullness of God. Darby's English Translation3:10 in order that now to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the all-various wisdom of God. 8 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; Hort and Westcottgnwnai te thn uperballousan thV gnwsewV agaphn tou cristou ina plhrwqhte eiV pan to plhrwma tou qeou Douay Rheims3:13 Wherefore I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. 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