Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:20

“Now vnto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly aboue all that wee aske or thinke, according to the power that worketh in vs,”

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Other Translations

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
- King James Version

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us,
- Basic English Bible

But to him that is able to do far exceedingly above all which we ask or think, according to the power which works in us,
- Darby Bible

Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
- Webster's Bible

Now to Him who, in exercise of His power that is at work within us, is able to do infinitely beyond all our highest prayers or thoughts--
- Weymouth Bible

Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
- World English Bible

And to hym that is myyti to do alle thingis more plenteuousli than we axen or vndurstondun, bi the vertu that worchith in vs,
- Wycliffe Bible

and to Him who is able above all things to do exceeding abundantly what we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:20


3:20 Now to him - This doxology is admirably adapted to strengthen our faith, that we may not stagger at the great things the apostle has been praying for, as if they were too much for God to give, or for us to expect from him. That is able - Here is a most beautiful gradation. When he has given us exceeding, yea, abundant blessings, still we may ask for more. And he is able to do it. But we may think of more than we have asked. He is able to do this also. Yea, and above all this. Above all we ask - Above all we can think. Nay, exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can either ask or think.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:20


Eph 3:20 Now to him. He has offered a prayer, and closes it with a doxology. According to the power that worketh in us. They knew something of the mighty working of the Spirit, and therefore of the Divine power. But God was able to do for them beyond all that they could conceive.

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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