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Ephesians 6:19


Pray 1  for me also, that I may be given the message when I begin to speak 2  – that I may confidently make known 3  the mystery of the gospel,


Ac 2:4; Ac 4:13,29,31; Ac 9:27,29; Ac 13:46; Ac 14:3; Ac 18:26; Ac 19:8; Ac 28:31; Ro 15:30; 1Co 1:5; 1Co 2:7; 1Co 4:1; 2Co 1:11; 2Co 3:12; 2Co 7:4; 2Co 8:7; Eph 1:9; Eph 3:3,4; Php 1:19; Php 1:20; Col 1:26,27; Col 2:2; Col 4:3; 1Th 2:2; 1Th 5:25; 2Th 3:1; 1Ti 3:16; Phm 1:22; Heb 13:18

NET © Notes

tn To avoid a lengthy, convoluted sentence in English, the Greek sentence was broken up at this point and the verb “pray” was inserted in the English translation to pick up the participle προσευχόμενοι (proseuxomenoi, “praying”) in v. 18.

tn Grk “that a word may be given to me in the opening of my mouth.” Here “word” (λόγος, logo") is used in the sense of “message.”

tn The infinitive γνωρίσαι (gnwrisai, “to make known”) is functioning epexegetically to further explain what the author means by the preceding phrase “that I may be given the message when I begin to speak.”

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