The specific spiritual unity of all peoples entailed in this gospel is the content of the mystery of Ephesians 3." They had been “dead in transgressions and sins,” (2:1), but God in his mercy “made (them) alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (2:5-6). New Testament scholar Clinton Arnold uses the historical, theological, and literary elements of Paul's letters to guide his interpretation of this early Christian pastoral text in Theodoret, Zanchius, Harless, and Olshausen suppose it to be the thought contained in μὴ ἐγκακεῖν, as if the apostle's self-support in such sufferings were their glory. ὅς and the indefinite, generic, or qualitative rel. Pastors, please catch that vision - honor your people as co-heirs with you in Christ, for that is indeed what they are. The tribulation is somehow a glory to them, a good mark for them in some manner. Broadman Press 1932,33. Spiritual Power . On this point all dispensationalists and covenant theologians agree. the subject of the verb ἐκκακεῖν, there is less room to doubt. I have met many (pastors) on internet forums that indicate that their parishioners are rather on the dumb side, often obnoxious, and seldom what the pastor wants of people he has to work with. Read Introduction to Ephesians 13 Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.. Verse 13 concludes the sentence that began at verse two. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ephesians-3.html. "progressive dispensationalist," interpreted the mystery in a slightly different way. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/ephesians-3.html. “At my tribulations”: “I beg you not to be disheartened at the sufferings” (TCNT). 1870. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Meyer; H. Hoehner). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/ephesians-3.html. This exegesis proceeds upon an opinion which we have already gainsaid, viz., that Paul offers here a prayer for himself. Therefore his Ephesian readers should not view his present imprisonment as a tragedy but simply as part of his ministry. p. 385), not equivalent to ἥ, but referring what is predicated “ad ipsam rei naturam” (Kühner, ad Xen. "The mystery of Ephesians 3is the equality of Jews and Gentiles in the body of Christ. Go to. Wherefore, i.e. Philippians 1:7). Notice how in Philippians 1:12-30 he puts a brave face on facts outwardly discouraging. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. Paul revisited the magnificence of God, the plan for Christ to create a Church of all believers, that the fruits of grace are to be shared, that discouragement due to suffering may be evidence of doubts about God’s sovereignty, that faithfulness in suffering may be strong evidence of true salvation, and that we n… Ephesians Audio Bible With Music And Commentary. The specific spiritual unity of all peoples entailed in this gospel is the content of the mystery of, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Comp. At (‘lit,’ ‘in’) my tribulations in behalf of you, suggesting again the thought of Ephesians 3:1. Duty of individual members in relation to other members and to the world. If we are to spread the message, we must be prepared to endure some suffering (2 Timothy 3:12; Acts 14:22). BibliographyWesley, John. “They could feel honored that one who was accomplishing so divine a mission was suffering for them” (Erdman p. 71). In this verse the apostle returned to the thought with which he began this section ( Ephesians 3:1). 1:3 Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, # (Eph. he supposes, were aware. Ephesians 3 Resources. Commentaries on Ephesians. Wherefore I desire] αιτουμαι, mendico. 1. 1983-1999. 1-13. In view of my position as the minister of such a gospel, thus leading back to Ephesians 3:1, the thought of which is resumed in Ephesians 3:14. God has an eternal purpose and nothing can thwart it. The διό is referred by some (Mey., etc.) Verses 1-21. 2 Corinthians 5:20; 2 Corinthians 10:2) conveys only the idea of a request to the readers (it is otherwise at Colossians 1:9; James 1:6). BibliographyClarke, Adam. This calling includes proclaiming the fact that all people, Jew and Gentile, can now be part of the same spiritual family. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". We are prone, when ministers of the gospel are troubled, to forsake them and their gospel (Zechariah 13:7; Matthew 26:56). But if the subject of the αἰτοῦμαι had been God, the θεόν could scarcely have been omitted, as there is nothing in the context clearly to suggest it. Ephesians Greeting. “Paul"s readers might have lost heart. Ephesians chapter 3 wraps up Paul's doctrinal teaching and introduces its practical application. "Our examination of the mystery in Ephesians 3leads us to a mediating position between traditional dispensational and nondispensational views [i.e, the progressive dispensational view]. "WHEREFORE I DESIRE THAT YOU FAINT NOT AT MY TRIBULATIONS FOR YOU." Commentary on Ephesians 1:9-14 (Read Ephesians 1:9-14) Blessings were made known to believers, by the Lord's showing to them the mystery of his sovereign will, and the method of redemption and salvation. διὸ αἰτοῦμαι μὴ ἐγκακεῖν—“Wherefore I entreat you that ye faint not.” διό—“wherefore,” since these things are so, referring us back to the sentiments of the five preceding verses. Philippians 1:28, μὴ πτυρόμενοι ἐν μηδενί. .—The verse is parenthetical—a reflection suggested by the greatness of the trust and the littleness of the minister dwelt upon in Ephesians 3:8-12, and inserted as a warning to the Ephesians not to be disheartened at the present “tribulation” of his imprisonment, as if it were a failure of his mission. a. Scripture: Ephesians 3:1–13. ‘My’ does not imply that ‘faint’ refers to him. Oct 19, 2010. Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory. 13.Wherefore I desire. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". BibliographyPett, Peter. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. And, first, as to the accusative, which must be supplied before the infinitive, some prefer ἐμέ and others ὑμᾶς. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". Lightfoot on Galatians 6:9. ἐν ταῖς θλίψεσίν μου, i.e. Ephesians 3:13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory (NASB: Lockman). Discussion Questions 1. ἥτις ἐστὶν δόξα ὑμῶν. Either a cause for them to glory, or will result in glory for them, or both. The ἐν before θλίψεσι has the proper sense of in (not “at” as RV puts it), pointing to the circumstances, sphere, or relation in which the faint-heartedness ought not to show itself (cf. Chapter 3. The latter is on the whole to be preferred, as there is nothing in the context to suggest God as the object of address, and as the verb αἰτεῖν, though properly signifying simply to ask, whether of God or man, is often used in a stronger sense, to require, or demand, Luke 23:23; Acts 25:3, Acts 25:15. I would faint at the thought of further driving. https://redeeminggod.com/sermons/ephesians/ephesians_3_7-13 Paul was then a prisoner at Rome. There was far more danger of the former than of the latter. "Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books". en App-104. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. "Glory" is the word normally translated glory, and is the Greek word "doxa" from which we gain doxology. Paul was called as a minister to the Gentiles, though he preached to anyone who would listen. discouraged at his sufferings on their account, Ephesians 3:14-19 and prayeth that God would strengthen their faith and. 2014. faint not = not (Greek. Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. V. The Duty of the Churches as the Body of Christ, 4:1-6:20. This flies right in the face of the concept of strict monotheism! ÏÏÏÏ, Î´Î¹á½¸ Î±á¼°ÏÎ¿á¿¦Î¼Î±Î¹ Î¼á½´ á¼Î³ÎºÎ±ÎºÎµá¿Î½ á¼Î½ ÏÎ±á¿Ï Î¸Î»Î¯ÏÎµÏÎ¯ Î¼Î¿Ï á½Ïá½²Ï á½Î¼á¿¶Î½, wherefore I ask that ye lose not heart in my tribulations in your behalf, Î¸Î»Î¯ÏÎµÏÎ¯ Î¼Î¿Ï á½Ïá½²Ï á½Î¼á¿¶Î½. Paul’s tribulations were endured in their behalf, and were of value for them. This may be referred either to the immediately Ephesians 3:13, That you faint not, &c., or, rather, the apostle is here resuming what he began at the Ephesians 3:1, from which he digressed in those which are interposed. The relative ἥτις in the next clause, admits of a twofold reference. Cf. ἥτις ἐστὶ δόξα ὑ΄ῶν] is designed to animate to the fulfilment of the entreaty, so that ἥτις introduces an explanation serving as a motive thereto (Herm. Ephesians 3leads us to a mediating position between traditional dispensational and nondispensational views [i.e, the progressive dispensational view]. 1870. return to 'Jump List'. The fact of human difference may no longer surprise us. Ephesians 1:3-14 begins with the pronouncement of a blessing upon God in response to the abundant ways in which God has blessed us (verse 3). And the Christian will so look at afflictions. 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. (13-19) And adds a thanksgiving. What does verse 15 mean? "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. Scripture: Ephesians 3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/ephesians-3.html. Here, however, instead of so doing, St. Paul pursues the same line of thought as in 1 Corinthians 4:10—there half ironically, here seriously—that, while the suffering falls on himself, the glory passes to the Church, for which he suffers, and in which he is content to sink himself. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". He was willing to do all for them, thus their worth in Paul"s mind must have been great. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". Ephesians: 7-Day Reading Plan By Doxa Deo. As to the form ἐγκακεῖν in Lachmann, Tischendorf, and Rückert, see on 2 Corinthians 4:1. ἐν ταῖς θλίψεσί ΄ου ὑπὲρ ὑ΄.] In chapter 2 and the first half of chapter 3, Paul talked about the great transformation that God has wrought in their lives, from death to life (2:1-10)—and how Christians are no longer divided into Jew and Gentile, but are now one in Christ Jesus (2:11-22). Bibliography"Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". 13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. 3. Turner's objection to this last statement is only a misconception of it. ‘Lose heart,’ ‘fail in perseverance.’ Cf. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". That ye faint not (μη ενκακειν mē enkakein). This connection with the closing paragraph of the former chapter, we take as affording the key to the correct exegesis of the following supplication. (Witham). Our view is that of Chrysostom and the majority of interpreters. The sufferings, therefore, of your apostles are honorable to you and to your cause; and far from being any cause why you should faint, or draw back like cowards, in the day of distress, they should be an additional argument to induce you to persevere.". Praying Through Ephesians with Hillsong Creative. What is the main point of 14-21? If not, what is he doing? 4:13; Col. 1:11 to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in # Rom. Paul, having expanded the view of his apostolic office, (note, Ephesians 3:1,) is now ready for the apostolic prayer. His zeal in this cause, and the opinions which he held on this subject, had roused the wrath of the Jews, and led to all the calamities which he was now suffering. EPHESIANS 3:1-13 ... 5 For an explanation of the word "saints," see Vincent Cheung, Commentary on Philippians. 5. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In chapter 2, Paul talked about the Gentile Christians in Ephesus. Ver. 1999. which is — rather, “which are your glory,” namely, inasmuch as showing that God loved you so much, as both to give His Son for you, and to permit His apostles to suffer “tribulations” for you [Chrysostom] in preaching the Gospel to the Gentiles. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/ephesians-3.html. “If the church is central to God"s purpose it must surely also be central to our lives. BibliographyHodge, Charles. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. They were made known only after the coming of Christ by the Spirit to the apostles and prophets including Paul but not excluding others." Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Ephesians 3:13. Ephesians 3:14-21 Prayer For God’s Power And Love. Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. (4.) Aphob., p. 853, 31, and in the NT itself, Acts 24:11; Philippians 3:20) as well as its gender to the rel. 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the # Eph. Ephesians 3:10-13 New International Version (NIV). Prayer. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ephesians-3.html. Tribulatio is the Latin for the winnowing or thrashing out of the corn from the husk. It is followed sometimes by the acc. Sunday Morning Bible Study. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ephesians-3.html. Amplified: So I ask you not to lose heart [not to faint or become despondent through fear] at what I am suffering in your behalf. In other words, the fact that Paul would suffer for others was actually an honor to them, showing their worth in a similar way that Christ’s suffering for us is a reflection of our worth. This the apostle deprecates, and advances a strong reason why they should be firm: "I suffer my present imprisonment on account of demonstrating your privileges, of which the Jews are envious: I bear my afflictions patiently, knowing that what I have advanced is of God, and thus I give ample proof of the sincerity of my own conviction. The best seems to be that here in Ephesians 3:13 the word “glory” is being used with the meaning of “honor, reputation” (cp. This is preferable to referring it merely to the subordinate thought in Ephesians 3:12. Updated: Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:11 By admin. 7. BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. .," p151.]. egkakeō- means literally, to turn out “a coward,” or to lose one‘s courage; then to be fainthearted, etc. Comp. When we were on deputation, I made a number of trips to the Midwest from the west coast. Commentary on Ephesians 2:11-13 (Read Ephesians 2:11-13) Christ and his covenant are the foundation of all the Christian's hopes. Why should they glory or be proud of his tribulation - the tribulation that was caused because of them? "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". Some supply θεόν, and make the sense either (1) “I pray God that ye faint not,” or (2) “I pray God that I faint not”. . This equality and this body were not revealed in the Old Testament. His reason for alluding formerly to his imprisonment is now manifest. Ephesians 3:7-13 The Mystery Revealed, Part 3 - John MacArthur Ephesians 3:9-13 God's Eternal Purpose and You - Steven Cole Remember that Ephesians 3:2-13 is a single sentence in the original Greek text and as such represents a "parentheses" in which Paul digresses to explain the origin of the Church composed of believing Jew and Gentile who are now one body in Christ. Ephesians 3:7-13 Mystery of God’s Grace. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". There is the desire to see someone, which can be mild to strong desire. Paul wants the Ephesian believers to see that imprisonment does not mean defeat” (Boles p. 253). —The verse is parenthetical—a reflection suggested by the greatness of the trust and the littleness of the minister dwelt upon in Ephesians 3:8-12, and inserted as a warning to the Ephesians not to be disheartened at the present “tribulation” of his imprisonment, as if it were a failure of his mission. It may have had a place in popular, oral use. Apr 2, 2020. At my tribulations for you, which is your glory.—There is a peculiar beauty in the thought suggested by the words “which is your glory.” The suffering, triumphantly borne and actually turned to the furtherance of the gospel, is certainly a “glory,” in the proof which it gives of the power of the truth and the grace of Christ. It was the sympathy of Christ, in whom the Apostle’s ‘boldness and access’ was possessed ‘in confidence,’ that gave to him such sympathy with them. Coffman Commentaries on the Bible. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/ephesians-3.html. ‘Wherefore I ask that you may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory.’. It came as a surprise to the Jews. μὴ ἐκκακεῖν] applies to the readers: that ye become not disheartened, fainthearted and cowardly in the confession of the gospel,—not to Paul: that I become not disheartened, as Syriac, Theodoret, Jerome, Bengel, Semler, and others, including Rückert, Harless, Olshausen, Baumgarten-Crusius, take it. 1887. Ephesians 3:13 “Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory”. Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. Ephesians 3:13-21 King James Version (KJV). 4. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Cf. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Ephesians 1:1-6 Our Riches in Christ. (13) Wherefore I desire . Paul tells them that this ought not to follow. The idea in the verb ἐγκακεῖν is that of losing courage, becoming faint of heart. A. All other rights reserved. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. II. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 1:3-14 EXEGESIS: BACKGROUND: While this book begins, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus” (1:1), scholars today are divided regarding … Finding the new version too difficult to understand? ), The very word “tribulation” is full of significance in regard to the Christian’s trials. They were to be profited by all his sufferings, and they should, therefore, hold fast to a religion which was attended with so many benefits to them - though he should suffer.Which is your glory - Which tends to your honor and welfare. p. 190), like qui quidem, quippe qui, utpote qui. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ephesians-3.html. is referred by some (Theod., Olsh., Harl.) 13 Therefore Because we have boldness, access, and confidence due to knowing that God has an eternal purpose (v. 12), we do not “lose heart” before God. knowledge of the infinite love of Christ. There might be those who feared that the imprisonment of the apostle was a refutation of his doctrine. Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, Pilkington.). It may mean, ‘I pray you that you faint not;' or, ‘I pray God that I faint not;' or, ‘I pray God that ye faint not.' Object infinitive with μη mē after αιτουμαι aitoumai The infinitive (present active) ενκακειν enkakein is a late and rare word (see already Luke 18:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 4:1, 2 Corinthians 4:16; Galatians 6:9) and means to behave badly in, to give in to evil (εν κακος enδοχα υμων kakos). DD. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Ephesians 3 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; Ephesians 3:14-16 The Fullness of God, Part 1 - John MacArthur; Ephesians 3:14-17 Making Christ at Home in Your Heart - Steven Cole; Every (pas) means all without exception. ; notes, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. This gospel is broadly spoken of as the mystery, or the mystery of Christ, or the mystery of the gospel. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". “Wherefore”: In view of all the blessings available to Christians, including the Christians in Ephesus. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, &c. — Here are the noblest strains of eloquence, to paint the exceeding low opinion which the apostle had of himself, and the fulness of unfathomable blessings which are treasured up in Christ. "Desire" is a word that has many shades of meaning. ᾿εν is not properly “on account of,” as many render it, but it rather represents the close and sympathizing relation in which Paul and his readers stood. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. because we have this access to God, the sum of all good, we ought to be superior to all the afflictions of this life, and maintain habitually a joyful spirit. 1905-1909. 7:22 the inner man, 17 # John 14:23; Rom. Wherefore I desire; I pray you. ὅστις (cf. Your glory; the means of promoting your glory; that is, promotive of your heavenly glory, with all the earnests of it which ye now receive through the Holy Spirit. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/ephesians-3.html. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". Gram., ii., 906). My suffering really proves the truth of the Good News I have preached to you!". For what reason? Read Ephesians 3 commentary using Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Gram., p. 362; Madvig, Syn., § 98). It may relate to θλίψεσίν, afflictions; or to μὴ ἐκκακεῖν, not fainting. 13.] Ephesians 3:13-15 King James Version (KJV) 13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 129-130). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sdn/ephesians-3.html. Comp. In other words (like Paul again), we shall be ready to pray, to work and if necessary to suffer in order to turn the vision into a reality” (Stott pp. We are all equal in the church, we are all co-heirs with Christ and we ought to value one another. The referring of ἥτις to μὴ ἐκκακεῖν is inconsistent with the correct explanation of the latter (see above); for if Paul had said that it was glorious for the readers not to grow faint, he would either have given expression to a very general and commonplace thought, or else to one of which the specific contents must first be mentally supplied (gloria spiritualis); whereas the proposition: “my tribulations are your glory,” is in a high degree appropriate alike to the ingenious mode of expression, and to the apostolic sense of personal dignity, in which is implied a holy pride. 1878. Or, I beg of God, as one would do an alms, Acts 3:2, humbly, heartily. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. Study the bible online using commentary on Ephesians 3:13 and more! ἥτις ἐστὶ δόξα ὑμῶν—“which is your glory.” ῞ητις is used by attraction with the following predicate δόξα, and signifies “inasmuch as they are,” utpote quae. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". All rights reserved. These θλίψεις were ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν (the phrase ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν going surely with the θλίψεσί μου, not with αἰτοῦμαι as Harless strangely puts it), as sufferings endured in virtue of Paul’s Apostleship among the Gentiles; cf. Unlock The Blessings. Greek: dio aitoumai me egkakein en tai s thlipsesin mou huper humon etis estin doxa humon. (47)— θλίψεσί μου ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν, in my afflictions for you) Ephesians 3:1.— δόξα) [your] glory spiritual; inasmuch as your faith is assisted thereby [1 Corinthians 4:10]. Messianic days have dawned, albeit in a way not clearly anticipated in the prophecies. Ephesians 2:19-22 Fellowship Needs to Be a Priority. Ephesians: 7-Day Reading Plan By Doxa Deo. In the final imprisonment which came some years later, Paul is thought to have been kept in a dungeon. 2012. The clause, therefore, gives the readers a reason or motive for not yielding to faintness of heart. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:13". BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Prayer for Spiritual Strength. Philippians 1:17. The Ephesians were to glory in the tribulation of Paul. Ephesians 3:3. Ephesians 3:1-6 Missionary to The Gentiles. Gram., 816) is not always maintained in the NT, and indeed the use of ὅστις for ὅς is as old as Herod. 1 Corinthians 3:17; Philippians 1:28. Hence Paul alludes bravingly to his bonds; he is “an ambassador in Christ,” “the prisoner” of Christ. [Note: Ryrie, "The Mystery . 1905. For two wonderful chapters Paul outlines the gospel of God, where believers have been placed in union with Christ.. such that Jew and gentiles together have become one body - one new man in Christ. Commentary on Ephesians 3:13-19 (Read Ephesians 3:13-19) The apostle seems to be more anxious lest the believers should be discouraged and faint upon his tribulations, than for what he himself had to bear. Read Ephesians 3:13 commentary using Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. B. (Ephesians 3:14-21) Paul concludes the first part of his Letter with another prayer for the Ephesians and a doxology of praise to God. The written form was ἐγκακεῖν, and that form appears here in most of the best MSS. “Paul also had to encourage the Philippians ( and 2:17-18) and the Colossians (1:24) in regard to his imprisonment. We gain doxology have done then on your behalf, which can be mild to desire... The θλίψεσι of individual members in relation to other members and to the.... The prayer must be prepared to endure some suffering ( 2 Timothy 2:10 ) preposition ‘ in ’ ) tribulations... Is moved with this desire due to some outside force, namely the Spirit of God, here! Apostle of Christ Gentiles ephesians 3:13 commentary being given an opportunity to learn of God Timothy 3:12 ; Acts 3:14 ) like. Be part of the human soul your people as co-heirs with you in Christ Jesus: 3:1–13 Paul. On your behalf, for that follows, Ephesians 3:14, and they should be also, since was... 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