New International Version
Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you,
King James Bible
If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Darby Bible Translation
(if indeed ye have heard of the administration of the grace of God which has been given to me towards 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;
Young's Literal Translation
if, indeed, ye did hear of the dispensation of the grace of God that was given to me in regard to you,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If ye have heard of the dispensation - The compound particle ειγε, which is commonly translated if indeed, in several places means since indeed, seeing that, and should be translated so in this verse, and in several other places of the New Testament. Seeing ye have heard of the dispensation of God, which is given me to you-ward: this they had amply learned from the apostle during his stay at Ephesus, for he had not shunned to declare unto them the whole counsel of God, Acts 20:27, and kept nothing back that was profitable to them, Acts 20:20. And this was certainly among those things that were most profitable, and most necessary to be known.
By the dispensation of the grace of God we may understand, either the apostolic office and gifts granted to St. Paul, for the purpose of preaching the Gospel among the Gentiles, see Romans 1:5; or the knowledge which God gave him of that gracious and Divine plan which he had formed for the conversion of the Gentiles. For the meaning of the word economy see the note on Ephesians 1:10.
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If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me.
to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment--to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power.
and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--
1 Timothy 1:4
or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God's work--which is by faith.
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