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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Ephesians 3:1

For this cause (toutou xarin).
Use of xarin (accusative of xariv) as a preposition with the genitive and referring to the preceding argument about God's elective grace. It is possible that Paul started to make the prayer that comes in verses 14-21 when he repeats toutou xarin. If so, he is diverted by his own words "the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles" (o desmiov tou Xristou Ihsou uper umwn twn etnwn) to set forth in a rich paragraph (1-13) God's use of him for the Gentiles.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:1". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=eph&chapter=003&verse=001>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.