Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Surely you have heard about the responsibility of administering God's grace that was given to me on your behalf,

New American Standard Bible

if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you;

King James Version

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

Holman Bible

you have heard, haven’t you, about the administration of God’s grace that He gave to me for you?

A Conservative Version

since indeed ye heard of the administration of the grace of God, which was given to me for you,

American Standard Version

if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward;

Amplified

Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace (His unmerited favor) that was entrusted to me [to dispense to you] for your benefit,

An Understandable Version

[Note: Paul here digresses from his prayer, begun in 1:15-16, to explain the circumstances of his being a prisoner on behalf of these Gentiles]. [I assume] you have heard about my commission [to minister] to you, which was given to me by God's unearned favor.

Anderson New Testament

if, indeed, you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God, which was given to me for your benefit,

Bible in Basic English

If that ordering of the grace of God has come to your knowledge, which was given to me for you,

Common New Testament

assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,

Daniel Mace New Testament

if so be you have heard of the charge, which God has graciously dispens'd to me for you Gentiles;

Darby Translation

(if indeed ye have heard of the administration of the grace of God which has been given to me towards you,

John Wesley New Testament

given me to you ward, That by revelation he made known to me the mystery:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which has been given to me in you,

Julia Smith Translation

If ye have heard of the distribution of the grace of God given to me for you:

King James 2000

If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me toward you:

Lexham Expanded Bible

--if indeed you have heard [about] the stewardship of God's grace given to me for you.

Modern King James verseion

if you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given to me toward you,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If ye have heard of the ministration of the grace of God which is given me to you ward -

NET Bible

if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,

New Heart English Bible

if it is so that you have heard of the administration of that grace of God which was given me toward you;

Noyes New Testament

if, indeed, ye heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given me toward you,

Sawyer New Testament

if indeed you heard of the dispensation of the grace of God given to me for you,

The Emphasized Bible

If at least ye have heard of the administration of the favour of God which hath been given unto me for you,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

if so be, that ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you:

Twentieth Century New Testament

For you have heard, I suppose, of the responsible charge with which God entrusted me for your benefit,

Webster

If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me on your account.

Weymouth New Testament

if, that is, you have heard of the work which God has graciously entrusted to me for your benefit,

Williams New Testament

that is, if you have heard how God's favor has been entrusted to me for you,

World English Bible

if it is so that you have heard of the administration of that grace of God which was given me toward you;

Worrell New Testament

if, at least, ye heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you,

Worsley New Testament

as ye have heard the dispensation of the grace of God, which was given me to preach unto you:

Youngs Literal Translation

if, indeed, ye did hear of the dispensation of the grace of God that was given to me in regard to you,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
εἴγε 
Eige 
if so be that, if, if yet
Usage: 5

ye have heard of
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

οἰκονομία 
Oikonomia 
Usage: 5

of the grace
χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

is given
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 3:2

References

Images Ephesians 3:2

Prayers for Ephesians 3:2

Context Readings

The Mystery Of Christ Revealed

1 For this reason I, Paul, am the prisoner of the Messiah Jesus for the sake of you gentiles. 2 Surely you have heard about the responsibility of administering God's grace that was given to me on your behalf, 3 and how this secret was made known to me through a revelation, just as I wrote about briefly in the past.


Cross References

2 Timothy 1:11

For the sake of this gospel I was appointed to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the gentiles.

Romans 1:5

Through him we received grace and a commission as an apostle to bring about faithful obedience among all the gentiles for the sake of his name.

Ephesians 1:10

to usher in the fullness of the times and to bring together in the Messiah all things in heaven and on earth.

Ephesians 4:7

Now to each one of us grace has been given proportionate to the measure of the Messiah's gift.

Acts 9:15

But the Lord told him, "Go, because he's my chosen instrument to carry my name to unbelievers, to their kings, and to the descendants of Israel.

Acts 13:2

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me to do the work for which I called them."

Acts 13:46

Then Paul and Barnabas boldly declared, "We had to speak God's word to you first, but since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we are now going to turn to the gentiles.

Acts 22:21

"Then he told me, "Go, because I'll send you far away to the gentiles.'"

Acts 26:17-18

I'll continue to rescue you from your people and from the gentiles to whom I'm sending you.

Romans 11:13

I am speaking to you gentiles. Because I am an apostle to the gentiles, I magnify my ministry

Romans 12:3

For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you not to think of yourself more highly than you should think, rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you.

Romans 15:15-16

However, on some points I have written to you rather boldly, both as a reminder to you and because of the grace given me by God

1 Corinthians 4:1

Think of us as servants of the Messiah and as servant managers entrusted with God's secrets.

1 Corinthians 9:17-22

For if I preach voluntarily, I get a reward, but if I am unwilling to do it, I am still entrusted with that obligation.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard about my earlier life in Judaism how I kept violently persecuting God's church and was trying to destroy it.

Galatians 1:15-16

But when God, who set me apart before I was born and who called me by his grace, was pleased

Galatians 2:8-9

For the one who worked through Peter by making him an apostle to the circumcised also worked through me by sending me to the gentiles.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the very least of all the saints, this grace was given so that I might proclaim to the gentiles the immeasurable wealth of the Messiah

Ephesians 4:21

Surely you have listened to him and have been taught by him, since truth is in Jesus.

Colossians 1:4

because we have heard about your faith in the Messiah Jesus and the love that you have for all the saints,

Colossians 1:6

that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and spreading all over the world, so it has been doing among you from the day you heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth.

Colossians 1:25-27

I became its servant as God commissioned me to work for you, so that I may complete my ministry of the word of God.

1 Timothy 1:4

and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These things promote controversies rather than God's ongoing purpose, which involves faith.

1 Timothy 1:11

that agrees with the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

1 Timothy 2:7

For this reason I was appointed to be an announcer, an apostle, and a faithful and true teacher of the gentiles. (I am telling you the truth. I am not lying.)

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