Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 1:22

“And hath put all things vnder his feete, and gaue him to be the head ouer all things to the Church,”

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Other Translations

And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church,
- King James Version

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

  • Blanche Cherry
    A friend recommended that I read this chapter 1- through 23 to empower me with the Shield of protection!
  • Gwendolyn Kelley
    What a Blessing to have
  • Barbi
    Ah verse 3 of Ephesians chapter 1,
    Blessed be God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
    He has blessed us with all...in Christ!
  • Norbert fero
    I think the book of Ephesians claims the supreme power of Jesus Christ to supersede any other power in earth and in Heaven
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 1:13 in whom you also trusted after that you heard the word of truth the gospel of your salvation in whom also after that you believed you were sealed with that holy spirit of promise 2 CORINTHIANS 1:21 NOW HE WHICH ESTABLISHETH US WITH YOU IN CHRIST AND HATH ANOINTED US IS GOD --1:22--WHO HATH ALSO SEALED US AND GIVEN THE EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS
  • Lawrence Hempel
    Ephesians 1:3 answers the universal questions posed by Ecclesiastes 1:14

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