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The Apostle Paul's epistle to the Ephesians.

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Grammar of Ephesians 3:14-19 - triple "hina" clauses in Greek?

In Ephesians 3:14-19, a single sentence in Greek, Paul includes three consecutive "hina" clauses at the beginning of verses 16, 18, and the middle of verse 19 - my question is this: are ...
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What is the connection between 'ἐκληρώθημεν προορισθέντες' in Ephesians 1:11

With the help of Logos, interlinars, and commentaries I am trying to get to the initial meaning of bible verses. Ephesians 1:11: en hō kai eklērōthēmen prooristhentes kata prothesin tou ta panta ...
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Are Husbands commanded to submit to their wives?

18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,... 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. -Ephesians 5:18,21 Submitting to one another is ...
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What does "purpose/eudokian" mean in "according to the purpose of his will" in Ephesians 1:5?

Ephesians 1:5 ESV "he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,". [purpose/eudokian] My emphasis. Does the "purpose" of his ...
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What is the difference between archas, exousias, kosmokratoras? (Ephesians 6:12)

I notice that there are overlapping usages in the different words used here: Ephesians 6:12 NKJV 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against ...
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Is there a "most accurate" translation of Ephesians 4:8 (αἰχμαλωτεύω - αἰχμαλωσία, ας, ἡ)?

I've been looking at this verse in different versions. NKJV says: He led captivity captive. On the other hand ESV says: he led a host of captives. I'm wondering which is right: Ephesians 4:8 — The New ...
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Ephesians 4:12 Is building up the body of Christ a job for the apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers or for the saints at large?

11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to ...
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Eph. 5:29-32 Paul talks about marriage then Christ and the church, why?

Ephesians 5:29-32 NIV 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a ...
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What is the proper interpretation of Ephesians 1:13? NIV or others?

The NIV of Ephesians 1:13 reads: "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, ...
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Who are the "children" in Ephesians 6:1-4 and Colossians 3:20-21?

Ephesians 6:1-4 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), 3 so that it may turn out well for you, ...
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What Paul meant by "inheritance" in Eph 1:11-14: WHAT exactly it is and WHEN do we receive it?

In Eph 1:11-14 (CSB) we read: 11 In him we have also received an inheritance,[Or In him we are also an inheritance] because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out ...
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Who are the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places in Ephesians 3:10? [duplicate]

Ephesians 3:10 NIV His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, Who are these rulers and ...
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How should "aletheian" be understood in Ephesians 4:25?

Ephesians 4:25 "Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbour, for we are all members of one body." NIV. My emphasis. Speaking truthfully is not ...
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Was the tearing down of the Wall of Separation between Jew and Gentile, mentioned in Ephesians 2:14, to be permanent or temporary?

Paul wrote to the Ephesian congregation a message of hope concerning the long-held attitude of Separation between the Jewish race and the Gentiles (ethnics) concerning religious practices...and ...
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Who is being addressed in Ephesians 1:1?

The letter to the Ephesians begins with the phrase "...to the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus." This question considers the manuscript evidence surrounding the words ...
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How do "hos" and "kathos" compare in Ephesians 5:1-2?

Ephesians 5:1-2 "Therefore be imitators of God, as[hos] beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as [kathos] Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.&...
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What is the reconciliation of Romans 3:31 and Ephesians 2:15?

Is it maybe a different meaning of "abolish (katargeo)" or a different meaning of "law?" Because they seem somewhat contradictory. Do we then make void [καταργοῦμεν] the law ...
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Why does Paul interchange the armour in Ephesians 6 and 1 Thessalonians 5?

. When advising the church at Ephesus the apostle Paul tells them to put on the breastplate of righteousness Name KJV Ephesians 6 : 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and ...
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What does "covenants of promise" mean in Ephesians 2:12?

Ephesians 2:12 "remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in ...
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Ephesians 1:22 Language a reference to marriage?

Ephesians 1:22-23 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Is this language of God giving ...
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Which struggle did Paul have in mind when he referred to the "armor of God"?

From Ephesians 6:10-17 (NIV): 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our ...
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What’s the self awareness of Paul re his office of “Apostle of Gentiles”?

What’s the nature of the self awareness of Paul regarding his office of “Apostle of Gentiles”? Can we say that in Paul’s mind he is appointed the office singularly or exclusively as no one else can ...
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What does the first "all" refer to in "the fulness of him who fills all in all", Ephesians 1:23?

Ephesians 1:22-23 "And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all". ESV. My emphasis. ...
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What does "unsearchable" mean in "the unsearchable riches of Christ". Ephesians 3:8?

Ephesians 3:8 "To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,". ESV. My emphasis. [unsearchable/...
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By what logic is "in love" grouped with "speaking the truth" by commas? (Ephesians 4:15)

I understand that the ordering of words in Greek does not impact the meaning as much as it does in English. But given that ordering (and commas) does matter in English, consider the following two ...
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In Ephesians 1:7, whose blood, the Son’s or the Father’s?

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (Ephesians 1:7, ESV) I have always read this part of Ephesians as referring to ...
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Is Ephesians 6:5-9 inapplicable with modern Christians who don’t have a “slave”?

Paul says: “Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ; not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, ...
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Psalms 8:3-6 - has this been manipulated by Paul to imply it relates to Jesus?

Psalms speak in general terms about the Glory of God. How has Paul come to the conclusion that this relates to Jesus? Psalm 8:3-6 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon ...
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Does Paul display a negative attitute toward gambling in Ephesians 4:14

In Ephesians 4:14, Paul instructs "that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery [Strong's 2940, kubeia] of men, in the ...
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What does the RMS at the top of page one of Eph 1:1 of Chester Beaty Papyrus P46 mean

At the top the first page of Ephesians in Chester Beatty papyrus P46 there is a notation in the Greek letters RMS. I also notice a similar notation at the top of many of the pages, with slight ...
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What did Jesus mean by "God set His seal on Him" in John 6:27?

John 6:27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him. What did ...
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What is the correct translation of Ephe 5:13?

This is the Greek text of Eph 5:13: BGB τὰ δὲ πάντα ἐλεγχόμενα ὑπὸ τοῦ φωτὸς φανεροῦται· πᾶν γὰρ τὸ φανερούμενον φῶς ἐστιν. Here are the English translations: NHEB But all things, when they are ...
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What is the grammatical force of ek in Ephesians 5:30b?

This text is disputed. The question is only about the Textus Receptus Greek text, as below. οτι μελη εσμεν του σωματος αυτου εκ της σαρκος αυτου και εκ των οστεων αυτου [Ephesians 5:30 TR - Beza, ...
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Meaning of Ephesians 3:3b

Ephesians 3:3b "as I have already written briefly." Does Paul mean earlier in that very letter (seems unlikely he would feel the need to say that) or is it a previous letter to the Ephesians ...
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What scriptures shows that Jesus will still utterly save those who once professed trust in Jesus and yet lived in ungodliness? [closed]

Considering the following Scriptures: Ephe 2:8, 9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. ...
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Ephesians 2:2 symbolism of "air"

KJV: Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience Quoting part ...
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What does “chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world” mean?

Ephesians 1:4 NASB “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. What does it mean to be chosen in Christ? How was this choosing ...
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Rev 2:1-3, who are the false apostles?

Revelation 2 – talks about false apostles who will preach to the Ephesians. However, they will be rejected by them. Rev is a warning from Jesus – clearly to something relevant at the time as Rev 1:10-...
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What does "maintain/terein" mean in "eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit". Ephesians 4:3?

Ephesians 4:2-3 "with all humility and gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" ESV. maintain/terein. ...
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Do Acts 9:17 and Ephesians 5:18-21 present different "methods" to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Method 1: 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you ...
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What is the difference between "being filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18) and "being filled up to all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:19)?

The phrase "(to be) filled with the Spirit" is used in both the Old and New Testaments multiple times (see references in Does the expression "(to be) filled with the Spirit" ...
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Is there a Textual Issue with Ephesians 3:9?

We compare translations: “and to enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan – a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭{NET} VS. “and to make all ...
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Why are the days evil?

In Ephesians 5:16 NLT Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Why are the days evil?
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What is the relationship between the participles to the main verbs in Ephesians 6:10-20?

I am trying to prepare a talk on Ephesians and as part of my preparation/exegesis, I was attempting a grammatical diagram of Ephesians 6:10-6:20 using the UBS5 text. I am doing this in order to ...
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How do we reconcile psalms 127:3 with Ephesians 2:3?

We read: Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 And: And you were dead in your offenses and sins, in which you previously walked according to the ...
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What does "word of God" mean in Ephesians 6:17?

Context: 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle ...
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Does "saved" mean the same thing in 2 Samuel 3:18 & Ephesians 2:8?

2 Samuel 3:18 speaks of David saving Israel: 18 Now then do it: for the Lord hath spoken of David, saying, By the hand of my servant David I will save my people Israel out of the hand of the ...
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Is Ephesians 5:25 talking about “sacrificial love” or “laying down one’s life”?

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to ...
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Why do some translations of Ephesians 4:9 have the word "first" and others do not?

I am wondering about the logic behind some translations including the word "first" in Ephesians 4:9 when other translations do not. For example, the KJV/NKJV include the word "first&...
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Should/could the first "In Him" (ἐν ᾧ) in Ephesians 1:13 be tied to verse 12?

Because of full stops/commas/capitals in the NASB, ESV, KJV, the first "In Him" (ἐν ᾧ) is written as though it's tied to verse 13. Because it seems to me that the first "In Him" ...
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