Ephesians 5:27

“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That hee might present it to himselfe a glorious Church, not hauing spot or wrinckle, or any such thing: but that it should bee holy and without blemish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that he might present the church to himself a glorious `church', not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And might take it for himself, a church full of glory, not having one mark or fold or any such thing; but that it might be holy and complete.
- Basic English Bible

that *he* might present the assembly to himself glorious, having no spot, or wrinkle, or any of such things; but that it might be holy and blameless.
- Darby Bible

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
- Webster's Bible

that He might present the Church to Himself a glorious bride, without spot or wrinkle or any other defect, but to be holy and unblemished.
- Weymouth Bible

that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
- World English Bible

to yyue the chirche gloriouse to hym silf, that it hadde no wem, ne ryueling, or ony siche thing, but that it be hooli and vndefoulid.
- Wycliffe Bible

that he might present it to himself the assembly in glory, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:27


5:27 That he might present it - Even in this world. To himself - As his spouse. A glorious church - All glorious within. Not having spot - Of impurity from any sin. Or wrinkle - Of deformity from any decay.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:27


Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church. A church cleansed from sin; a bride without a blemish.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.
  • Steve morrow
    eph 5:24 therefore as the church is subject unto CHRIST so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything 1 timothy 2:12 but I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence 1 Corinth 14:34 let your women keep silence in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law
  • Dorothy
    My ex husband used to quote the bible saying the wife is supposed to submit to the husband! After the divorce and much abuse, I learned the rest of that verse.....as into the Lord!
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, for your sacrifice.
  • Bishop Rodney Bennett
    Truthfulness indeed.
  • Friend
    My friend don't judge your body according to the worlds standard. God gave you the body you have. Enjoy the gift God has given you and don't be concerned about this thing. Keep reading the bible and you will understand.. God Bless

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