Ephesians 4:5

“One Lord, one faith, one baptism,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptisme,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
- American Standard Version (1901)

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
- Basic English Bible

one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
- Darby Bible

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
- Webster's Bible

There is but one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
- Weymouth Bible

one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
- World English Bible

o Lord,
- Wycliffe Bible

one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:5


4:5 One outward baptism.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:5


Eph 4:5 One Lord. Christ, the Head of the church (1Co 1:13 Eph 1:10). All saints have one Master. One faith. One Lord who is the object of faith, and whom both Jews and Gentiles lay hold upon by faith in him. One baptism. All have been baptized into the "one Lord" upon the profession of the "one faith" by one rite. It would be utterly inconsistent with the Apostle's argument, if there could be anything divisive about baptism, as three different ways of administering itself. He is showing that there is unity in each one of seven essential features of Christianity, and hence all should seek to "keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph 4:3).

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • Doreen
    - we are One Body, One Spirit, same Essence, Ability and Power as Christ. Amen.
  • Bja
    9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Kim, Ephesians 4 3:6 gives us the context; one spirit, one body of Christ (his church) is in unity, with a high calling of hope and peace. We are to be in unity of God's law. Contending for the faith.
  • Lu2677
    Hello Ivy, you wrote that sometimes in order to forgive, we have to forgive ourselves too. Can you give me the scripture that tells us this is true? Because I just read Ephesians 4, I searched this site for the word "forgive" and "forgiveness" I do not see where God commands or even suggests to us to forgive ourselves. We are commanded to repent of our sins. I am trying to help you with love.
  • Ivy
    Showing forgiveness sometimes is being kind to those who hurt you. Showing that you love them and your over it no matter what however sometimes in order to forgive sometimes we have to forgive ourselves to. God wants us to forgive not just others but ourselves for the mistakes God is still working on us.
  • Eph 4:22 speaks on total transformation.We need to fill our minds with the mind of Christ.Our new life in Him becomes so strong like a tree planted near the river.

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