1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:13

“Wherefore I desire that yee faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.”

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Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
- King James Version

Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason it is my prayer that you may not become feeble because of my troubles for you, which are your glory.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore I beseech [you] not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore I entreat you not to lose heart in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf, for they bring you honour.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore I ask that you may not lose heart at my troubles for you, which are your glory.
- World English Bible

For which thing Y axe, that ye faile not in my tribulaciouns for you, which is youre glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore, I ask [you] not to faint in my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:13

3:13 The not fainting is your glory.

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:13

Eph 3:13 Wherefore. Seeing that I have revealed this glorious mystery to you. I desire that ye faint not. Do not become discouraged. At my tribulations for you. At his sufferings, a prisoner on account of the Gentiles. Which is your glory. "Which are your glory", as in the Revised Version. The plural shows that "which" refers to tribulations. These tribulations all came in his work as the apostle of the Gentiles. Hence, they all suffered in a work which made them heirs of eternal glory.

Discussion for Ephesians 3

  • Brianna vs.13
    Paul was an example to the early Christians. He didn't want individuals to be discouraged by his persecution, but encouraged by his ability to continue despite pressure. This encourages me to continue to live my life as a Christian, despite the challenges that come with upholding the Bible standards. Just like Paul, we all can keep our Christian personality in a God-less world.
  • Gina Hosein
    Verses 3-16 is my prayer.
  • Sarah
    Amazing chapter, my father told me that I should read it and that it is a good chapter. he was absolutely right.
  • Yvonne w
    In deed no limit to what our God can do. Even thou we don't deserve it.
  • David
    Ref v 19: apparently, the Apostle is encouraging us to seek a depth of love which has escaped us thus far, for he used the thought that this love "passes knowledge". What thought, action, or intellectual pursuit can "pass knowledge"??? Knowledge is required in the pursuit of understanding. My prayer is that we can pursue and acquire that deep, "perfected" love, as mentione in 1 John 3-4 chapters.
  • Rasheed
    "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think" I believe that this comment here sets the premise for who god is. Someone who is able to do and go above and beyond and well beyond that to be exact for stuff that we ask or think. That shows genuine love just as parents today try and go above and beyond for their kids to make sure they are happy and safe. "according to the power that worketh in us" I believe this part of the verse means that when we give him the praise for going above and beyond for us that we get a bit of that and we can carry that amongst us which separates true god-fearing Christians versus those who claim to Christian but act the opposite. In total I would say this verse simply knows that god is going 1000000x harder then anyone can ever go for you, but on top of that give him thanks and praise and he will share more with you.

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