Attention!
Tired of see ads while studying? Now you can enjoy an "Ads Free" version of the site for as little as 10¢ a day.

Bible Commentaries

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Ephesians 3

Verse 1

Verse 1

The prisoner. This Epistle is supposed to have been written when Paul was at Rome, confined with a chain. (Acts 28:16,Acts 28:30.)

Verse 2

Verse 2

The dispensation of the grace of God; the commission to make known the grace of God.--To you-ward; for your benefit.

Verse 3

Verse 3

The mystery; the hidden truth that the kingdom of the Messiah was to be extended to the Gentiles, as stated particularly in Ephesians 3:6.--As I wrote afore, referring perhaps to what he had said in Ephesians 1:3-13.

Verse 7

Verse 7

Whereof I was made a minister; that is, I was made the instrument of making known to the Gentiles these designs of God in respect to their salvation.

Verse 9

Verse 9

The fellowship of the mystery; the hidden counsel and design of God.

Verse 10

Verse 10

By the church; through the church; that is, by means of God's gracious dealings with the church.

Verse 13

Verse 13

Ye faint not; be not distressed and disheartened.--For you; for you Gentiles; not particularly for the Ephesians.--Which is your glory, which is for your glory; that is, his trials and sufferings were designed to be the means of promoting their eternal good.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Bibliographical Information
Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Ephesians 3". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ain/ephesians-3.html. 1878.