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

  • Louis Elias
    Ephesians is one 0f my favorite Pauline epistles.

  • Ed
    Ephesians IS the pinnacle of the church epistles .
    You may notice that Paul starts his letters with Grace and peace, but here he adds and to the faithful in
    Christ Jesus , Ephesians comes to life after living Romans for some time it is Romans amplified the understanding
    just explodes after looking at Romans then Ephesians.
    Ephesians chapters 1-3 take Romans chapter 8 to it;s greatest hight
  • Marquita Caroll Britton
    Guidelines of our heavenly pathway to holy ghost, threw baptism"
  • Stephanie
    Indeed he has blessed us.
  • Winfried Mawuli Deku
    Everything we have comes from God through Christ our spiritual gifts, healing, peace, faith in Him, our desire to belong, seek Him and inherit eternity plus our physical blessings come from God through Christ Jesus.
  • Norm
    Heavenly Father our God, by Your Holy Spirit, You reveal Your mystery to the faithful that there are multiple ends: the end of the church age and the end of corruption by wrath. Those of the body of CHRIST that are here TRUST they will not be subjected to Your wrath, Father. Thank You Father our LORD our SAVIOUR and bless all standing before you who minister to us in spirit. In Christ Jesus we are Saved and give Thee thanks. Amen. Baruch 4:22 For my hope is in the Everlasting, that he will save you and joy is come unto me from the Holy One, because of the mercy which shall soon come unto you from the Everlasting our Saviour.

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