Ephesians 3:3

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

Ephesians 3:5

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 the Spirit,

Ephesians 3:10

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

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.” 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.”

tn Or “in.”

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

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