1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:15

“Of whom the whole family in heauen and earth is named,”

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Other Translations

Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
- King James Version

from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
- American Standard Version (1901)

From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
- Basic English Bible

of whom every family in [the] heavens and on earth is named,
- Darby Bible

Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
- Webster's Bible

from whom the whole family in Heaven and on earth derives its name,
- Weymouth Bible

from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
- World English Bible

of whom ech fadirhod in heuenes and in erthe is named,
- Wycliffe Bible

of whom the whole family in the heavens and on earth is named,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:15

3:15 Of whom - The Father. The whole family of angels in heaven, saints in paradise, and believers on earth is named. Being the children of God, (a more honourable title than children of Abraham,) and depending on him as the Father of the family.

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:15

Eph 3:15 Of whom. The Father is referred to. The words "Of our Lord Jesus Christ" of Eph 3:14 are not found in the best manuscripts and are omitted in the Revised Version. The whole family in heaven and earth is named. In the Revised Version, "Every family". The idea is that the Father is the Father of all the families of his children, whether Jews or Gentiles on earth, or in heaven. He is "Our Father in heaven" (Mt 6:9 Lu 11:2) to the believer of every race, in this world or the world to come. All, as far as creation is concerned, derive their being from him, like children from a parent, and all the good are his spiritual children.

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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