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

  • 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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