Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:16

“That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory, to bee strengthened with might, by his Spirit in the inner man,”

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Other Translations

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
- King James Version

that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;
- American Standard Version (1901)

That in the wealth of his glory he would make you strong with power through his Spirit in your hearts;
- Basic English Bible

in order that he may give you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power by his Spirit in the inner man;
- Darby Bible

That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
- Webster's Bible

to grant you--in accordance with the wealth of His glorious perfections--to be strengthened by His Spirit with power penetrating to your inmost being.
- Weymouth Bible

that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;
- World English Bible

that he yyue to you, aftir the richessis of his glorie, vertu to be strengthid bi his spirit in the ynnere man,
- Wycliffe Bible

that He may give to you, according to the riches of His glory, with might to be strengthened through His Spirit, in regard to the inner man,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:16


3:16 The riches of his glory - The immense fulness of his glorious wisdom, power, and mercy. The inner man - The soul.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:16


Eph 3:16 That he would grant you. Paul now states the things for which he so earnestly prays in behalf of those to whom he writes. According to the riches of his glory. In a degree which would correspond. To be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. That their spirits might be strengthened by God's spirit and endowed with the might of spiritual gifts.

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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