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Ephesians 3:3

3:3 that 1  by revelation the divine secret 2  was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly. 3 

Ephesians 3:5

3:5 Now this secret 4  was not disclosed to people 5  in former 6  generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by 7  the Spirit,

Ephesians 3:10

3:10 The purpose of this enlightenment is that 8  through the church the multifaceted wisdom 9  of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms.

1 tn Or “namely, that is.”

2 tn Or “mystery.”

3 tn Or “as I wrote above briefly.”

sn As I wrote briefly may refer to the author’s brief discussion of the divine secret in 1:9.

4 tn Grk “which.” Verse 5 is technically a relative clause, subordinate to the thought of v. 4.

5 tn Grk “the sons of men” (a Semitic idiom referring to human beings, hence, “people”).

6 tn Grk “other.”

7 tn Or “in.”

8 tn Grk “that.” Verse 10 is a subordinate clause to the verb “enlighten” in v. 9.

9 tn Or “manifold wisdom,” “wisdom in its rich variety.”

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