Ephesians 1:1

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ by the will of God, to the Saincts which are at Ephesus, and to the faithfull in Christ Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and {who are} faithful in Christ Jesus:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the purpose of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and those who have faith in Christ Jesus:
- Basic English Bible

Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by God's will, to the saints and faithful in Christ Jesus who are at Ephesus.
- Darby Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
- Webster's Bible

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God: To God's people who are in Ephesus--believers in Christ Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
- World English Bible

Poul, the apostle of Jhesu Crist, bi the wille of God, to alle seyntis that ben at Effesie, and to the feithful men in Jhesu Crist,
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:1


1:1 By the will of God - Not by any merit of my own. To the saints who are at Ephesus - And in all the adjacent places. For this epistle is not directed to the Ephesians only, but likewise to all the other churches of Asia.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:1


Eph 1:1 The Foreordination of the Church SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 1: The Salutation. Our Election and Adoption by Grace. This the Source of Salvation. The Mystery Made Known. The Inheritance. Prayer That Wisdom and Knowledge Be Given to the Saints. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ. It was always the custom anciently to place the name of the writer at the beginning rather than at the end as with us. By the will of God. Emphasis is placed in most of Paul's epistles upon the fact that he was not an apostle by the appointment of man, but by the will of God. To the saints which are at Ephesus. All Christians were called saints in the early church. See the salutations of other Epistles. And to the faithful in Christ Jesus. The same as the saints. There is no article in the Greek before "faithful". A literal translation is "To the saints dwelling in Ephesus and faithful in Christ Jesus".

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Gloria Pray
    Ephesians teaches us how to love and to continue in love" and not to be a part taker of evilness. This book is powerful Jesus Christ and our Father has given us the way to live through his word. Every word that is written in the bible comes from GOD: through man. As he gave his only begotten son to come and lead us. That was GOD: working and speaking through his son. AMEN.
  • Johnnyreb
    Lu2627, what I think is that God is all powerful . Lillian thinks that we have to accept him. Scripture commands all to repent and believe, but none can in and of themselves.
  • Sylvia Williams
    the bible is a survival kit for those who are lost
  • Lu2677
    Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I, even I am he, and there is no God with me: I kill and I make alive: I wound and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand."
    What do you think of this verse?
  • Onesimus
    Being one the most informational passages about Christian conduct and promise, it also raises an important and baffling question. If in fact we have and believe, why are/do so many sit on their blessed assurance???
  • Ella
    I find ephesians is hope and faith that fills my soul. We have hope through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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