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[namely, that] the mystery[a] was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly earlier.(A)

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  1. 3:3–4 The mystery: God’s resolve to deliver Gentiles along with Israel through Christ; cf. notes on Eph 1:10; 3:9.

and to bring to light [for all][a] what is the plan of the mystery hidden from ages past in God who created all things,(A)

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  1. 3:9 [For all]: while some think this phrase was added so as to yield the sense “to enlighten all about the plan…,” it is more likely that some manuscripts and Fathers omitted it accidentally or to avoid the idea that all conflicted with Paul’s assignment to preach to the Gentiles (Eph 3:8) specifically.

[25 Now to him who can strengthen you, according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ,(A) according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret for long ages[a]

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  1. 16:25 Paul’s gospel reveals the mystery kept secret for long ages: justification and salvation through faith, with all the implications for Jews and Gentiles that Paul has developed in the letter.

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