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Ephesians 3:3

Ephesians 3:3 (KJV)

3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

Ephesians 3:3 (Literal)

3 that by revelation the Mystery was made known to me, even as I previously wrote to you in few words,

Ephesians 3:3 (Expanded)

3 For by word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and discerning of spirits [revelation], the Mystery was made known to me by God, even as I wrote briefly in Romans 9:25 and 26 and 16:25 and 26 and in I Corinthians 2:1-16 and 4:1,

CONTEXT-The Mystery, the One Body

Ephesians 3:1-13

Ch 3 1 On account of this I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ on behalf of you Gentiles, 2 since indeed you heard of the administration of God, grace was given to me on your behalf, 3 that by revelation the Mystery was made known to me, even as I previously wrote to you in few words, 4 with a view that when and as you read to fully grasp why I have the understanding of the Mystery of Christ, 5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is revealed in this present generation to His holy apostles and prophets by the spirit:
6 that the Gentiles are joint heirs and joint members of the same Body and joint partakers of [God’s] promise in Christ by the gospel, 7 of which [Mystery] I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God which was given to me by His [God’s] energizing the potential power. 8 To me who am less than the least of all saints was this grace given, that I should evangelistically declare among the
Gentiles the untrackable riches of Christ 9 and to enlighten all regarding the administration of the Mystery, which was completely hidden from all ages in God Who created all, 10 to the end that the Church will know, so will the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies,
the infinite, radiantly diversified wisdom of God, 11 according to the eternal purpose of the ages which He carried out effectively by Jesus
Christ our lord, 12 in Whom [God] we have freedom of speech and direct access with confidence by the believing of Jesus Christ. 13 Wherefore I ask you not to be downcast at the pressures on my life; it is on your behalf, it is for your glory.


The Structure of Ephesians 

A. Salutation and Opening (1:1, 2)
   B. All Spiritual Blessings (1:3-14)
      C. Prayer to God by Paul (1:15-23)
        D. Seated in the Heavenlies (2:1-7)
          E. God’s Works (2:8-10)
            F. New Man, not Judean or Gentile (2:11-18)
              G. The Temple Fitly Framed Together (2:19-22)
                 H. The Mystery, the One Body (3:1-13)
                    I. Prayer to the Father (3:14-21)
                 H. The unity of the One Body (4:1-6)
              G. The Body Fitly Joined Together (4:7-16)
            F. Putting on the New Man (4:17-32)
          E. Man’s Works (5:1—6:9)
        D. Standing in the Heavenlies (6:10-18)
      C. Prayer to God for Paul (6:19, 20)
    B. Making Known the Spiritual Blessings (6:21, 22)
A. Blessing and Closing (6:23, 24)


Topic: Eph3:3, Eph 3:3