Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:19

“And to know the loue of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that yee might bee filled with all the fulnesse of God.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
- King James Version

and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to have knowledge of the love of Christ which is outside all knowledge, so that you may be made complete as God himself is complete.
- Basic English Bible

and to know the love of the Christ which surpasses knowledge; that ye may be filled [even] to all the fulness of God.
- Darby Bible

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled with all the fullness of God.
- Webster's Bible

yes, to attain to a knowledge of the knowledge-surpassing love of Christ, so that you may be made complete in accordance with God's own standard of completeness.
- Weymouth Bible

and to know Christ's love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
- World English Bible

also to wite the charite of Crist more excellent than science, that ye be fillid in al the plentee of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

to know also the love of the Christ that is exceeding the knowledge, that ye may be filled -- to all the fulness of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:19


3:19 And to know - But the apostle corrects himself, and immediately observes, it cannot be fully known. This only we know, that the love of Christ surpasses all knowledge. That ye may be filled - Which is the sum of all. With all the fulness of God - With all his light, love, wisdom, holiness, power, and glory. A perfection far beyond a bare freedom from sin.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:19


Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. This is one of Paul's paradoxes, like 1Ti 5:6. They could know something of the love of Christ, but we can never fully comprehended the infinite. That ye be filled with all the fulness of God. Filled with God's grace to the full.

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.

What Do You Think of Ephesians 3?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links