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Ephesians 3

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1:1 at (a-19) Lit. 'in,' as Acts 13:1 ; Revelation 2:1 . Ephesus. (b-20) It may be interesting to mention that though 'at Ephesus' is found in almost all copies, many authorities would leave it out. Some, without sufficient ground, have considered it as a kind of circular. Compare Colossians 4:16 .

Verse 1

3:1 prisoner (b-6) Lit. 'the one in bonds.'

Verse 7

3:7 minister (c-6) Diakonos . see Note, 1 Corinthians 4:1 .

Verse 9

3:9 ages (d-19) Or 'from eternity.' literally 'from the ages;' but in the sense of the period elapsed, not 'hidden from them.'

Verse 11

3:11 ages, (e-7) Or 'eternal purpose.'

Verse 14

3:14 Christ], (f-15) Many reject the words 'of our Lord Jesus Christ.' But as they are well supported by manuscripts and the most ancient versions and fathers I have not struck them out, though disposed to think them an addition.

Verse 15

3:15 family (g-4) There is a distinct connection between the Greek words for Father and family.

Verse 21

3:21 Amen). (a-19) Ch. 3, except ver. 1, is a parenthesis.

Bibliographical Information
Darby, John. "Commentary on Ephesians 3". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.