New Living Translation
When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles . . .
King James Bible
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Darby Bible Translation
For this reason I Paul, prisoner of the Christ Jesus for you nations,
World English Bible
For this cause I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles,
Young's Literal Translation
For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you the nations,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 For this cause - That ye may be so built together, I am a prisoner for you gentiles - For your advantage, and for asserting your right to these blessings. This it was which so enraged the Jews against him.
LibraryThe Paradox of Love's Measure
The breadth, and length, and depth, and height.'--Eph. iii. 18. Of what? There can, I think, be no doubt as to the answer. The next clause is evidently the continuation of the idea begun in that of our text, and it runs: 'And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.' It is the immeasurable measure, then; the boundless bounds and dimensions of the love of Christ which fire the Apostle's thoughts here. Of course, he had no separate idea in his mind attaching to each of these measures …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Climax of all Prayer
Love Unknowable and Known
Measureless Power and Endless Glory
But the Lord said, "Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.
So the officer did, explaining, "Paul, the prisoner, called me over and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you."
2 Corinthians 1:6
Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, appeal to you with the gentleness and kindness of Christ--though I realize you think I am timid in person and bold only when I write from far away.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
Though I am the least deserving of all God's people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.
This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.
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