New Living Translation
By God's grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:7 According to the gift of the grace of God - That is, the apostle - ship which he hath graciously given me, and which he hath qualified me for. By the effectual working of his power - In me and by me.
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.
Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don't think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.
1 Corinthians 3:5
After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God's servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us.
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power
assuming, by the way, that you know God gave me the special responsibility of extending his grace to you Gentiles.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God's servant to proclaim it.
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