Ephesians 3:3-5

3:3 that by revelation the divine secret was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly. 3:4 When reading this, you will be able to understand my insight into this secret of Christ. 3:5 Now this secret was not disclosed to people in former generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by 10  the Spirit,

tn Or “namely, that is.”

tn Or “mystery.”

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.

tn Grk “which, when reading.”

tn Grk “you are able to.”

tn Or “mystery.”

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

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

tn Grk “other.”

10 tn Or “in.”