New American Standard Bible
of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God's grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.
King James Bible
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Darby Bible Translation
of which I am become minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me, according to the working of his power.
World English Bible
of which I was made a servant, according to the gift of that grace of God which was given me according to the working of his power.
Young's Literal Translation
of which I became a ministrant, according to the gift of the grace of God that was given to me, according to the working of His power;
Ephesians 3:7 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Whereof I was made a minister - see the notes at Ephesians 3:2.
According to the gift of the grace of God - It was not by my own seeking or merit; it was a free gift.
Of the grace of God - The sentiment is, that throughout it was a mere matter of grace that he was called into the ministry, and that so important an office was entrusted to him as that of bearing the gospel to the Gentiles.
By the effectual working of his power - Not by any native inclination which I had to the gospel, and not by any power which I have put forth. It is by "the energy of his power;" compare notes, Galatians 2:8. Locke understands this of the energy or power which God put forth in converting the Gentiles under his ministry. But it seems to me that it refers rather to the power which God put forth in the conversion of Paul himself, and putting him into the ministry. This is clear from the following verse. The meaning is, that such was his opposition to the gospel by nature, that nothing but the "energy of God" could overcome it, and that his conversion was to be traced to that alone.
LibrarySixteenth Sunday after Trinity Paul's Care and Prayer for the Church.
Text: Ephesians 3, 13-21. 13. Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory. 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 and that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be strong …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
The Indwelling Christ
The Love of Christ.
The Holy Spirit Forming Christ Within Us.
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.
and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might
if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you;
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
Jump to PreviousAppointed Effectual Entrusted Exercise Gift God's Gospel Grace Graciously Measure Minister Ministrant Power Preacher Servant Serve Virtue Whereof Within Work Working
Jump to NextAppointed Effectual Entrusted Exercise Gift God's Gospel Grace Graciously Measure Minister Ministrant Power Preacher Servant Serve Virtue Whereof Within Work Working
LinksEphesians 3:7 NIV
Ephesians 3:7 NLT
Ephesians 3:7 ESV
Ephesians 3:7 NASB
Ephesians 3:7 KJV
Ephesians 3:7 Bible Apps
Ephesians 3:7 Biblia Paralela
Ephesians 3:7 Chinese Bible
Ephesians 3:7 French Bible
Ephesians 3:7 German Bible
Ephesians 3:7 Commentaries