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. He here marks the Messiahship of "Christ," maintained by him as the origin of his being a "prisoner," owing to the jealousy of the Jews being roused at his preaching it to the Gentiles.  Autograph of the original scribe of . Christians are “born again” by the will of the Father, and are in his spiritual household (John 3:5; Ephesians 1:5; 2:19). In Ephesians 3:1-12 God has revealed this mystery to him. Ephesians 3:1-7. Cramer. For this cause—In view of your blessed transition from heathenism to Christ, as pictured in the last paragraph. Oxford, 1842. 1.For—Paul began his letter with the broad, universal elect, chap. 3. (2-13 is a parenthetical statement interrupting his thought in verse one which he goes on in Once Saul, the synonym of antichristian intolerance, it was now Paul, not merely a disciple or a servant, but-, ὁ δέσμιος τοῦ χριστοῦ ᾿ιησοῦ—“the prisoner of Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:8; Philemon 1:9. Ephesians has been called the Queen of the Epistles, the quintessence of Paulinism, the divinest composition of man and even the Waterloo of commentators. Written by an Irish scribe, it once formed part of the same volume as Codex Sangallensis ( ) of the Gospels. Others make the clause, the prisoner of Christ, to be in apposition to I Paul, and supply the predicate I am a prisoner. âHe had come to be a prisoner, not one who had been arrested for only a few days, but one that had been bound for several yearsâ (Lenski p. 462). But the crowns and sceptres of kings, to say nothing of the imposing splendor of an ambassador, are less honorable than the chains of a prisoner of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 3:1.) Paul mentions he is a prisoner for the Gentiles, yet in Acts 28:17-28 he tells the Jews he is a prisoner for Israel. comes to a point in his own Ego. Well, if you can do it in the context of not taking time and effort away from your employer, yes, but we should not slight our employer so that we can witness. So the Syr., Chrys., Mey. It was thus for the Gentiles that he was a prisoner; and there is probably also the further thought in the that Paul’s imprisonment was to be for their good, helpful to their Christian life. Ephesians 3:14-21. His reference to himself as Christ"s prisoner for the sake of the Gentiles led him to digress and explain why he was such. vi. He reminds his readers of the secret of that call, how the call was revealed to the apostles and prophets, and his own commission to the service of preaching the Good News to the Gentiles; and to show that God’s grace opened the church to those who were not part of national Israel. The prisoner of Christ Jesus. This last point is too often ignored in discussing the verse. Ephesians 3:1-7 Grateful for the Gospel - Steven Cole; Ephesians 3:1-4 The Unity of the Body, Part 4 - John MacArthur; A STEWARDSHIP OF GOD'S GRACE. By this construction the abruptness now manifest in our common version is avoided. For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles ... For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ, ο δεσμιος του Χριστου Ιησου υπερ υμων των ετνων, ho desmios tou Christou Iēsou huper humōn tōn ethnōn, ἐν μέσῳ τεθεικὼς ἀναλαμβάνει τὸν περὶ προσευχῆς λόγον, "For this reason" refers to what Paul had said about God"s blessings that are now the possession of both Gentile and Jewish believers. Gentiles. (1) For this cause . Commentary on Ephesians 1:3-14 View Bible Text . Biblical Commentary Ephesians 3:1-12. τούτου χάριν—“For this cause;” the reference being not to any special element in the previous illustration, but to the whole of it-inasmuch as Gentile believers are raised along with believing Jews to those high privileges and honours now common to both of them. He reminds his readers of the, was revealed to the apostles and prophets, and his own commission to the service of preaching the Good News to the Gentiles; and to show that God’s grace opened the. One"s point of view makes all the difference in the worldâ (Barclay p. 121). Ephesians 3:1-12 Commentary by Brian Peterson. Ð¡Ð¼. Ephesians 3:1-10 Bible Study Questions is the last of 6 parts of The Bible Teaching Commentary that provides study questions on Ephesians 3:1-10 and enable the avid student to detect the powerful message of these verses for himself. So Tyndale renders it, "For this cause I, Paul, the servant of Jesus, am in bonds."  Codex Claromontanus (sÃ¦c. But the plain supposition of a long parenthesis renders all such supplements superfluous. Another MS. has the verb κεκαύχημαι, taken from Philippians 2:16. It fits the day in the liturgical year because an “epiphany” is a manifestation of something. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, The prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles -. And to the application, just when is the last time you suffered so that you could witness to anyone? For you Gentiles; he was especially called to preach the gospel to the Gentiles, and admit them to the church without circumcision, on an equal footing with the Jews.  Codex Alexandrinus (sÃ¦c. When Paul wrote this epistle, he was under house arrest in Rome. —And doubtless no human name so thrilled their hearts at the utterance as this. Of course after work, before work, and on break we are free to voice our witness - and we should as we have opportunity. In all his relations he belonged to Christ. This charge, and others associated with it, still hung over him as he waited in Rome for his appeal to come up for hearing in the supreme courtâ (Bruce pp. I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ - A prisoner in the service of the Lord Jesus; or made a prisoner in his cause. (a) These words, the prisoner of Jesus Christ, are taken passively, that is to say, I, Paul, am cast into prison for maintaining the glory of Christ. The majority of expositors adopt the view we have given, to wit, that Ephesians 3:14 resumes the interrupted sentiment. 1. v.), at the British Museum, published in photographic facsimile by Sir E. M. Thompson (1879). 1. of Jesus Christ—Greek, "Christ Jesus." This passage is, to a large degree, a reflection on Paul’s unique role in the church. This letter, in … For you Gentiles - Made a prisoner at Rome on your behalf, because I maintained that the gospel was to be preached to the Gentiles; see Acts 22:21-23. PRISON AND PRIVILEGES (Ephesians 3:1-13)To understand the connection of thought in this passage it has to be noted that Ephesians 3:2-13 are one long parenthesis. 1.For this cause. At this point he starts with fervent prayer in their behalf; but the mention of his apostleship carries him out into a full expatiation of thirteen verses upon that glorious office; and when that excursion is finished, the actual record of his prayer begins at the fourteenth verse. The main subject of Ephesians 3:1-13is God’s call to the Gentiles and Paul’s mission as an apostle to take the Good News to the Gentiles. My very bonds are profitable "for [ huper (Greek #5228), 'in behalf of'] you Gentiles" (Ephesians 3:13; 2 Timothy 2:10). Commentary, Ephesians 3:1-12, Craig R. Koester, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2008. Home » Bible Commentaries » Comments on Ephesians. Ephesians 3:7-13 Mystery of God’s Grace.  Codex Vaticanus (sÃ¦c. And this was to call them everywhere to salvation, because God had so determined this from the beginning, although he deferred a great while the manifestation of his counsel.  Autograph of the original scribe of . He was taken first to Cesarea, and then to Rome.  Codex Claromontanus (sÃ¦c. How does Paul describe his present situation in Ephesians 3:1 (printed below?) For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, according to the gift of the grace of God, by the effectual working of his power â, am I, Paul, the fettered one of Christ Jesus for the sake of you, the Gentiles, Such is the rich abundance of the apostolic spirit. Ephesians sets forth what no other book of the New Testament describes so completely — the nature of the body of Christ, which is the true Church. “Because of the truth that God had already decided to adopt the Gentiles as children (, I am the prisoner of Christ Jesus for your sake.” Since Paul writes from his imprisonment in Rome, it is important the Ephesians do not misunderstand his suffering or be discouraged by it. Since God has blessed us so greatly, Paul prayed that his readers would comprehend fully the extent of God"s love for them ( Ephesians 3:14-21). ÑÑÐ½Ð¸ÐºÐ°Ð¼. 3, he comes to a point in his own Ego. Acts 21:22; Acts 25:11; Acts 28:16. For you Gentiles; for your cause and salvation; having preached and declared the grace of God to be free, and to belong to you Gentiles as well as to the Jews, (the middle wall of partition being taken away), and so equalled you with them. But Paul never thought of himself as the prisoner of Rome; he always thought of himself as the prisoner of Christ. on the authority of such MSS. Afflictions endured in such a cause were no ground of depression, but rather of glory, Ephesians 3:11-13. The for this cause of Ephesians 3:14 takes up again and resumes the for this cause of Ephesians 3:1.Someone has spoken of Paul's habit of "going off at a word." Read Ephesians 3 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). To this hatred and persecution, indeed, his present imprisonment was dueâ (Erdman p. 65). But in this case to say the least, the article ( Î¿Ì Î´ÎµÌÏÎ¼Î¹Î¿Ï) before the predicate is unnecessary. But there are some commentators who deny that any parenthesis or digression occurs, and for this purpose various supplements have been proposed for the 1st verse. The article with the expresses simply the character in which Paul appears at present or the class to which he belongs (cf. I offer the following commentary and summary for Ephesians in this article. 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… That this verse be joined to the Ephesians 3:14, (all the rest, Ephesians 3:2-13, being included in a parenthesis), where he begins with the same words as here; and so we may read it thus, Ephesians 3:1: For this cause I Paul, the prisoner, & c.; and then, Ephesians 3:14, I say: For this cause I bow my knees, &c., viz. Jesus had the same perspective when standing before Pilate (John 19:10-12). The only question which can well be raised is whether the resumption takes place at Ephesians 3:13, âI desire that ye faint not;â or at Ephesians 3:14, âI bow my knees;â and this seems decided for the latter alternative, both by the emphatic repetition of âfor this cause,â and by the far greater weight and finality of the latter sentence. St. Paul regards the captivity as only one incident in a mission sending him entirely to the Gentiles (Acts 21:21; Romans 11:13; Galatians 2:9).   2, 3, Vulg., etc.— : on behalf of you the Gentiles. When St. Paul calls himself the âprisoner of Jesus Christ,â he represents our Lordâs own will, as ordaining his captivity for His own transcendent purposes of good, making him an âambassador in chainsâ (Ephesians 6:20), and these âthe bonds of the gospel.â (See Philemon 1:13; and Acts 28:20, âFor the hope of Israel I am bound in this chain.â) Hence in this passage St. Paul seems to speak of his captivity as a special proof of the reality of his mission, and a new step in its progress; and appeals to it accordingly, just as in the final salutation of the Colossian Epistle, âRemember my bonds.â The whole idea is a striking instance of the spiritual alchemy of faith, turning all things to goodânot unlike the magnificent passage (in 2Corinthians 11:23-30) of his âglorying in his infirmities.â. His unshaken firmness was no small additional proof that he had discharged his office in a proper manner. Eph 3:1-21. Here he is a prisoner because he was preaching the Gospel to the Gentiles - the Gospel being the prime motivator, but specifically to the Gentiles because they are the people Paul was told to go to with the Gospel. We often refrain from our duty of being a light house so that we can remain secure. The apostle does not mean to magnify the fact of his imprisonment: he merely hints in passing that it originated in the proclamation of those very truths which he had been discussing. "For this reason" refers to what Paul had said about God"s blessings that are now the possession of both Gentile and Jewish believers. It was while he was in Jerusalem with representatives of Gentile churches who were taking their churches" respective gifts that he was charged with violating the sanctity of the temple. Paulâs imprisonment, which ought to have been held as a confirmation of his apostleship, was undoubtedly presented by his adversaries in an opposite light. The simplest adjustment is to insert after : “I Paul am the prisoner,” etc. Others, again, such as the Codices D, E, supply πρεσβεύω - a spurious insertion borrowed from Ephesians 6:20, and adopted by Ambrosiaster and Castalio, as well as by Calvin in his Latin rendering-legatione fungor. Or: 2. Should his Lord decide that Paul must go free, all the armies of Nero could not stop himâ (Boles p. 242). At one time, *Greek leaders had ruled Ephesus.Now the *Romans ruled the city. , a solemn and emphatic designation of the writer by himself, expressive rather of his personal interest in them than the consciousness of his authority (Mey.).  Codex Boernerianus (sÃ¦c. (Witham), Ephesians 3:1 âFor this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentilesâ. Ephesians 3:14 and Titus 1:5. This glorious purpose has been executed in Christ, in whom we as redeemed have free access to God. “Because of the truth that God had already decided to adopt the Gentiles as children (Ephesians 1:5), I am the prisoner of Christ Jesus for your sake.” Since Paul writes from his imprisonment in Rome, it is important the Ephesians do not misunderstand his suffering or be discouraged by it. And the object or design of redemption itself is the manifestation of the wisdom of God to principalities and powers in heaven, Ephesians 3:10. iv. This chapter is parenthetical, and within it is another parenthesis, verses: Ephesians 3:2-13. Here he is turned off from what he meant to say by the polite reference in the clause. The prisoner of Jesus Christ; for Christâs sake, for asserting his cause and honour: see 2 Timothy 1:8 Philemon 1:1,9. The is referred by some (Mey., etc.) The prisoner of Jesus Christ; one who is subjected to imprisonment for the cause of Jesus Christ. The apostle intended saying at the beginning of the chapter what he says in Ephesians 3:14, "For this cause, I Paul, bow my knees," i.e. A strong expression, occurring only here, in chap. From these words the digression of Ephesians 3:2-13 starts, bringing out the reality and greatness of that mission. Some say that you should witness at work. Paul was called specially to be a minister of Christ to the Gentiles (Acts 21:21; Acts 21:28; Acts 22:21), and his preaching Christ as for the Gentiles equally with the Jews provoked that enmity of the Jews which led to his imprisonment. So highly ought the name of Christ to be revered by us, that what men consider to be the greatest reproach, ought to be viewed by us as the greatest honour. The cause of his imprisonment and of all his difficulties was, that he maintained that the gospel was to be preached to the Gentiles; that when the Jews rejected it God rejected them; and that he was specially called to carry the message of salvation to the pagan world. Later in the Acts passage it is clear that the Jews were deaf to the Gospel, while Paul was commissioned to go to the Gentiles for they will listen. i. Ephesians Commentary Purpose and Themes. iv. His loss of liberty arose from no violation of law on his part: it was solely in prosecuting his mission that he was apprehended and confined; for he was in fetters-, ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν τῶν ἐθνῶν—“on behalf of you Gentiles,” a common sense of the preposition, which is repeated in Ephesians 3:12. The office which Paul had received was that of an apostle to the Gentiles, Ephesians 3:1-2. (131) To strengthen his authority still more, he speaks in lofty terms of his prison. Nor does this text only address those who, like Paul, find themselves called to be preachers. Not at chap. For this reason. Winer, § 62, 4. The prisoner of Jesus Christ.âThe phrase (repeated in Ephesians 4:1; Philemon 1:9; 2Timothy 1:8) is dwelt upon with an emphasis, explained by St. Paulâs conviction that âhis bondsâ tended to âthe furtherance of the gospelâânot merely by exciting a sympathy which might open the heart to his words, but even more (see Philippians 1:13-14) by showing the victorious power of Godâs word and graceâwhich âis not boundââto triumph over captivity and the danger of death. This first verse is the beginning of a sentence which is virtually resumed and continued at verse Ephesians 3:14, the intermediate verses being an expansion of the idea contained in the words, "for you Gentiles.". "'Mystery' is the term that runs throughout this passage from Ephesians. The apostle proceeds to explain more fully the meaning of this clause-. ', Others supply simply the substantive verb ( ÎµÎ¹ÌÎ¼Î¹Ì). And in this case what is revealed has been a mystery. For this cause. Prisoner’ Christ— Not Cesar’s, but literally Christ’s prisoner. Study the bible online using commentary on Ephesians 3 and more! Submitted by admin on Fri, 2010-01-15 12:00. Ephesians 2:19-22 Fellowship Needs to Be a Priority. There is no small difference among expositors about the connection of these words: the fairest and easiest seems to be, either: 1. The reference is to what precedes (chap. Paul says, "for this cause" to tie this statement to the previous context - the context of the unity between Jew and Gentile believers and the fact that we are one body, one building, and one church. The most common view is that the sentence here begun is recommenced and finished in Ephesians 3:14, where the words, "For this cause" are repeated. In every phase of life he is Christ’s. In behalf of you Gentiles. . Compare with Acts 21:17-36. âIt was because he had publicly proclaimed that the gospel was intended for all the world and that God had sent him to the Gentiles that Paul was detested by the Jews and persecuted by them. The remarks we have made will show that we regard the construction as broken by a long parenthesis, and resumed in Ephesians 3:14, not at Ephesians 3:8, as OEcumenius and Grotius suppose, nor yet at Ephesians 3:13, as Zanchius, Cramer, and Holzhausen maintain. He is the means by which God gives eternal life to those who obey him (Ephesians 1:7; Romans 3:23-26; 1 … St. Paul regards the captivity as only one incident in a mission sending him entirely to the Gentiles (Acts 21:21; Romans 11:13; Galatians 2:9). The Second Lesson for this Sunday is the first in a series of readings from the Letter to the Ephesians extending over seven Sundays. Whom we as redeemed have free access to God New sentence which does not end until verse.! 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