Ephesians 1:21

“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Farre aboue all principalitie, and power, and might, and dominion, and euery name that is named, not onely in this world, but also in that which is to come:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Far over all rule and authority and power and every name which is named, not only in the present order, but in that which is to come:
- Basic English Bible

above every principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in that to come;
- Darby Bible

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
- Webster's Bible

high above all other government and authority and power and dominion, and every title of sovereignty used either in this Age or in the Age to come.
- Weymouth Bible

far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come.
- World English Bible

aboue ech principat, and potestat, and vertu, and domynacioun, and aboue ech name that is named, not oneli in this world, but also in the world to comynge;
- Wycliffe Bible

far above all principality, and authority, and might, and lordship, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:21


1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion - That is, God hath invested him with uncontrollable authority over all demons in hell, all angels in heaven, and all the princes and potentates on earth. And every name that is named - We know the king is above all, though we cannot name all the officers of his court. So we know that Christ is above all, though we are not able to name all his subjects. Not only in this world, but also in that which is to come - The world to come is so styled, not because it does not yet exist, but because it is not yet visible. Principalities and powers are named now; but those also who are not even named in this world, but shall be revealed in the world to come, are all subject to Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:21


Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion. Above all the angelic hierarchy. See Ro 8:38 1Pe 3:22 Eph 3:10. The same terms are applied to evil spirits in Eph 6:12. Christ is above all angels, good or evil. And every name. Every person, office and dignity, whether in this present state, or in that to come.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Joyce Cardoza
    God said you must rightly devide the word, and we are also in the dispensation of Grace, the entire Bible is written for us, but not every verse is addressed to us, or written about us, if you read the red letters of Jesus Christ, then read what He taught after he paid our sin debt, and you really knew how to read and teach the truth, you would not teach the way you do, Ephesians 2:8 it was hidden
  • Michael c theriault
    thank you lord for saving me lord and washing my sins away
  • Clyde Lester Banks
    I believe that Ephesians is the definition of the salvation method of all the believers. Who believe that Jesus Christ is the one true God, and the creator of all the people of the Earth, and Angels, and all things from the foundation of the world. Called to be saints by receiving the spirit of God in them-with the Holy Ghost of God. They that worship Him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
  • Word
    Bible reader that's true and God is a righteous Judge so when the Great White Throne Judgment occurrs it is your actions and what you did is what condemns a person or if good they get good rewards. If one truly is sorry and that sin is heart felt because God knows and one ask for forgiveness it will be cleared through Christ.
  • Bible reader
    JESUS loves everyone NOT the sin that the individual does.
  • Word
    Chosen saints the elect before the foundation because they knew and know the truth of the word. Predestin from before the foundation. Reads like Jeremiah that GOD KNEW them before this earth age of the flesh and they are destin to stand with Christ.

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