Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:17

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that yee being rooted and grounded in loue,”

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Other Translations

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
- King James Version

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; {and} that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that Christ may have his place in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and based in love,
- Basic English Bible

that the Christ may dwell, through faith, in your hearts, being rooted and founded in love,
- Darby Bible

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
- Webster's Bible

I pray that Christ may make His home in your hearts through your faith; so that having your roots deep and your foundations strong, in love, you may become mighty to grasp the idea,
- Weymouth Bible

that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
- World English Bible

that Crist dwelle bi feith in youre hertis; that ye rootid and groundid in charite,
- Wycliffe Bible

that the Christ may dwell through the faith in your hearts, in love having been rooted and founded,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:17


3:17 Dwell - That is, constantly and sensibly abide.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:17


Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith. This is the second petition. That they may so lay hold of Christ by faith that he will be to them a present Savior, in their hearts. That ye, being rooted and grounded in love. The third petition relates to the love of Christ.

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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