Ephesians 1:22

“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hath put all things vnder his feete, and gaue him to be the head ouer all things to the Church,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he has put all things under his feet, and has made him to be head over all things to the church,
- Basic English Bible

and has put all things under his feet, and gave him [to be] head over all things to the assembly,
- Darby Bible

And put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
- Webster's Bible

God has put all things under His feet, and has appointed Him universal and supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body,
- Weymouth Bible

He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly,
- World English Bible

and made alle thingis suget vndur hise feet, and yaf hym to be heed ouer al the chirche,
- Wycliffe Bible

and all things He did put under his feet, and did give him -- head over all things to the assembly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:22


1:22 And he hath given him to be head over all things to the church - An head both of guidance and government, and likewise of life and influence, to the whole and every member of it. All these stand in the nearest union with him, and have as continual and effectual a communication of activity, growth, and strength from him, as the natural body from its head.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:22


Eph 1:22 And hath put all [things] under his feet. All power was given into his hands when he was raised from the dead (Mt 28:18). He is the rightful ruler of all. And gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church. He was, when raised from the dead (Eph 1:20), exalted to be the ruler of all things (Ac 2:33 5:31 Php 2:9) and made the Head of the church (Eph 5:23 Col 1:18); not merely its ruler, but the Head of the Body, which derives its life from the Head. Compare 1Co 10:17 12:27. Note that this exaltation is after the cross and the resurrection, definitely showing that Christ's church was not organized until after our Lord's suffering.

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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