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

  • Michael c theriault
    thank you lord for saving me lord and washing my sins away
  • Anthony Holloway
    Praise God for sealing us with His Holy Spirit when we were born again as stated in vs.13 of chapter 1. Also God through Paul shows us inspired words to pray over fellow believers in verses 17-23...notice Paul in verse 16 says he makes mention or speaks words ...and there is a [ ;] semicolon after the word prayers, then in verse 17 he begins what he prays for over his fellow believers. Praise God!
  • 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
    J they do love death, which is to say the devil. They, the ones that went against Jesus are but not all of those wrote of in Matt. 13 vs 36 to 44 speaking of the tares the wicked one sends to earth. At the attempted overthrow by Satan when he tried to steal the mercy seat that he was to guard those followed Satan.
  • 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.

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