Ephesians 3:20

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now vnto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly aboue all that wee aske or thinke, according to the power that worketh in vs,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us,
- Basic English Bible

But to him that is able to do far exceedingly above all which we ask or think, according to the power which works in us,
- Darby Bible

Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
- Webster's Bible

Now to Him who, in exercise of His power that is at work within us, is able to do infinitely beyond all our highest prayers or thoughts--
- Weymouth Bible

Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
- World English Bible

And to hym that is myyti to do alle thingis more plenteuousli than we axen or vndurstondun, bi the vertu that worchith in vs,
- Wycliffe Bible

and to Him who is able above all things to do exceeding abundantly what we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:20


3:20 Now to him - This doxology is admirably adapted to strengthen our faith, that we may not stagger at the great things the apostle has been praying for, as if they were too much for God to give, or for us to expect from him. That is able - Here is a most beautiful gradation. When he has given us exceeding, yea, abundant blessings, still we may ask for more. And he is able to do it. But we may think of more than we have asked. He is able to do this also. Yea, and above all this. Above all we ask - Above all we can think. Nay, exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can either ask or think.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:20


Eph 3:20 Now to him. He has offered a prayer, and closes it with a doxology. According to the power that worketh in us. They knew something of the mighty working of the Spirit, and therefore of the Divine power. But God was able to do for them beyond all that they could conceive.

Discussion for Ephesians 3

  • Joyce Ballentine
    Ephesians 3:18-19 "May have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to measure of all the fullness of God." WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE LOVE OF GOD THROUGH HIS SON JESUS UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND THE WAGES OF SIN! Romans 6:23 "For the wages of si
  • Anthony Holloway
    Notice in verse 14, Paul says he bows his knees [ prays] to God The father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Whom the whole family in heaven and earth is Named', then in verse 16,the prayer starts. I've noticed more powerful and greater results in the lives of fellow believers I've prayed these anointed prayers/ words over. Glory be to God for showing us what to pray! There are many of these examples.
  • Wesley. Haywood
    That a very spiritual. Chapter. In the. Bible. May. God. Bless. You. Guys thank very. Much
  • BSP
    Verse 20 is so encouraging because it tells us that God can do so much more than we could ever think or ask for.
  • Shaun don
    I know that God is an awesome God blessed are that believe in him without doubt whatever he say/promises that's what he does so anchor unto him until u receive your expectations God bless.
  • David
    Yes I used to wonder why God used parables until one day, after I had a Divine experience, I began reading the parables and The Holy Spirit opened my mind to a full understanding of what Jesus was saying. I praise God for that enlightenment into His Scriptures.