Ephesians 6:20

“For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For which I am an ambassador in bonds, that therein I may speake boldly, as I ought to speake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in {proclaiming} it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For which I am a representative in chains, and that I may say without fear the things which it is right for me to say.
- Basic English Bible

for which I am an ambassador [bound] with a chain, that I may be bold in it as I ought to speak.
- Darby Bible

For which I am an embassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
- Webster's Bible

to spread which I am an ambassador in chains--so that when telling them I may speak out boldly as I ought.
- Weymouth Bible

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
- World English Bible

for which Y am set in message in a chayne; so that in it Y be hardi to speke, as it bihoueth me.
- Wycliffe Bible

for which I am an ambassador in a chain, that in it I may speak freely -- as it behoveth me to speak.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:20


6:20 An ambassador in bonds - The ambassadors of men usually appear in great pomp. How differently does the ambassador of Christ appear!


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:20


Eph 6:20 For which. The gospel. I am an ambassador in bonds. As an ambassador is sent to a foreign court to declare the will of the king, so Paul, though in chains, was Christ's ambassador sent to Rome to declare the will of his King.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • John
    We must first understand that the apostle Paul is speaking to those that are in Christ. Not everyone that profess to be a Christian is in Christ. They don't acknowledge that there is one lord, one faith and one baptism. To be in Christ is to be in the church that he purchased with his blood. The Ephesian letter is written to the church. You must obey the gospel of Christ to be added to his church
  • Agnes
    This verse is a teaching for human beings and their relationship to power. It is a reminder that the true power is God's. However, in our lives we come up against power-full figures. We must relate to them protected by the knowledge that it is God's truths that we are really struggling to make real: truth, righteousness, peace, faith. The fight is against man's interpretation of power.
  • Robert McBeath
    Romans 13:12,put on the armour of light.verse 14 put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Isaiah 59:16-17, it is YHWH Himself that puts on the armour. As a Pastor I have always taught that Ephesians 6:13 is what Paul states in Romans 13:14, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, in Him we always have victory!
  • Plummer harris
    I have recived everything I have from GOD including my life the HOLY SPIRIT YOU and his ARMOUR thank you for the every day readings.THANK YOU AMEN AMEN
  • MockingBird
    We get dressed every day. We would be in some kind of trouble with indecent exposeour !!! So as with God's armour : Unless we dress every day in His armour we are naked and cannot stand , we would be in some kind of trouble !!! The word says to put on : So we have to put it on : God is not going to put it on for us He has made the provision and we have the responsibility to do what God says !!!
  • Mbugua
    Comment*Our warfare is against the wiles (methods) of the deveil (Rom 13:12,14). We cast off the works of darkness and we put on the armour of light, we put on the Lord Jesus Christ and not walk in flesh to fulfill the lusts of the body

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