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Ephesians 3:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— how that by revelation was made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That by revelation he made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [How that], by way of revelation, was made known unto me the sacred secret,—even as I before wrote in brief,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— that by revelation He made known to me the secret, according as I wrote before in few [words]—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me, as I have written above in a few words:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— How that by reuelation hee made knowen vnto me the mysterie, (as I wrote afore in few words,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— that by revelation he made known to me the mystery, as I have written to you in few (words);
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, (as I have [now] written to you in brief,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
How that 3754
{3754} Prime
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
by 2596
{2596} Prime
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
revelation 602
{0602} Prime
From G0601; disclosure.
he made known 1107
{1107} Prime
From a derivative of G1097; to make known; subjectively to know.
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
unto me 3427
{3427} Prime
The simpler form of G1698; to me.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
mystery; 3466
{3466} Prime
From a derivative of μύω [[muo]] (to shut the mouth); a secret or 'mystery' (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites).
(as 2531
{2531} Prime
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
I wrote afore 4270
{4270} Prime
From G4253 and G1125; to write previously; figuratively to announce, prescribe.
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
few words, 3641
{3641} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; puny (in extent, degree, number, duration or value); especially neuter (adverbially) somewhat.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 3:3

_ _ he made known — The oldest manuscripts read, “That by revelation was the mystery (namely, of the admission of the Gentiles, Ephesians 3:6; Ephesians 1:9) made known unto me (Galatians 1:12).”

_ _ as I wrote afore — namely, in this Epistle (Ephesians 1:9, Ephesians 1:10), the words of which he partly repeats.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 3:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 3:3

The mystery — Of salvation by Christ alone, and that both to Jews and gentiles. As I wrote before — Namely, Ephesians 1:9-10; the very words of which passage he here repeats.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Acts 22:17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
Acts 22:21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
Acts 23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes [that were] of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
Acts 26:15-19 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. ... Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. ... But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Galatians 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it], but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Galatians 1:16-19 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: ... But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

the mystery:

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
Colossians 1:26-27 [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: ... To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

as I:

Ephesians 1:9-11 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: ... In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Ephesians 2:11-22 Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; ... In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

or, a little before
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