Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:18

“May be able to comprehend with all Saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height:”

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Other Translations

May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
- King James Version

may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
- American Standard Version (1901)

May have strength to see with all the saints how wide and long and high and deep it is,
- Basic English Bible

in order that ye may be fully able to apprehend with all the saints what [is] the breadth and length and depth and height;
- Darby Bible

May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and highth.
- Webster's Bible

as it is grasped by all God's people, of the breadth and length, the height and depth--
- Weymouth Bible

may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
- World English Bible

moun comprehende with alle seyntis, which is the breede, and the lengthe, and the hiynesse, and the depnesse;
- Wycliffe Bible

that ye may be in strength to comprehend, with all the saints, what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:18


3:18 That being rooted and grounded - That is, deeply fixed and firmly established, in love. Ye may comprehend - So far as an human mind is capable. What is the breadth of the love of Christ - Embracing all mankind. And length - From everlasting to everlasting. And depth - Not to be fathomed by any creature. And height - Not to be reached by any enemy.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:18


Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend. Unless they were "rooted and grounded in love" (Eph 3:17) and the "love of God shed abroad" in their hearts (Ro 5:5), it would be impossible for them to comprehend the exceeding riches of the love of Christ. This is the climax of prayer, the point to which the other petitions tend. Indeed, from the beginning of the Epistle, he has been declaring what love Christ has shown for the Gentile world.

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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