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if, as I suppose, you have heard of the stewardship[a] of God’s grace that was given to me for your benefit,(A) [namely, that] the mystery[b] was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly earlier.(B)

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  1. 3:2 Stewardship: the Greek is the same term employed at Eph 1:10 for the plan that God administers (Col 1:25) and in which Paul plays a key role.
  2. 3:3–4 The mystery: God’s resolve to deliver Gentiles along with Israel through Christ; cf. notes on Eph 1:10; 3:9.

which was not made known to human beings in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit,(A) that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.(B)

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