Ephesians 1:1

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ by the will of God, to the Saincts which are at Ephesus, and to the faithfull in Christ Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and {who are} faithful in Christ Jesus:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the purpose of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and those who have faith in Christ Jesus:
- Basic English Bible

Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by God's will, to the saints and faithful in Christ Jesus who are at Ephesus.
- Darby Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
- Webster's Bible

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God: To God's people who are in Ephesus--believers in Christ Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
- World English Bible

Poul, the apostle of Jhesu Crist, bi the wille of God, to alle seyntis that ben at Effesie, and to the feithful men in Jhesu Crist,
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:1


1:1 By the will of God - Not by any merit of my own. To the saints who are at Ephesus - And in all the adjacent places. For this epistle is not directed to the Ephesians only, but likewise to all the other churches of Asia.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:1


Eph 1:1 The Foreordination of the Church SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 1: The Salutation. Our Election and Adoption by Grace. This the Source of Salvation. The Mystery Made Known. The Inheritance. Prayer That Wisdom and Knowledge Be Given to the Saints. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ. It was always the custom anciently to place the name of the writer at the beginning rather than at the end as with us. By the will of God. Emphasis is placed in most of Paul's epistles upon the fact that he was not an apostle by the appointment of man, but by the will of God. To the saints which are at Ephesus. All Christians were called saints in the early church. See the salutations of other Epistles. And to the faithful in Christ Jesus. The same as the saints. There is no article in the Greek before "faithful". A literal translation is "To the saints dwelling in Ephesus and faithful in Christ Jesus".

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 1:17 THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE FATHER OF GLORY MAY GIVE UNTO YOU THE --- SPIRIT OF WISDOM --- AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM 1 CORINTHIANS 2:4 AND MY SPEECH AND MY PREACHING WAS NOT WITH ENTICING WORDS OF MANS WISDOM BUT IN DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT AND OF POWER
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 1:13 ON WHO ALSO YOU BELIEVED AFTER THAT YOU HEARD THE WORD OF TRUTH NAMELY THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION WHEREIN WHEN YOU BELIEVED YOU WERE SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE*****JOHN 6:27 LABOR NOT FOR THE MEAT WHICH PERISHETH BUT FOR THAT MEAT WHICH ENDURETH UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE WHICH THE SON OF MAN SHALL GIVE UNTO YOU FOR HIM HATH GOD THE FATHER SEALED
  • Ray321
    Wherefore remember, that ye beingin time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands,
    That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. Ephesians 2:11-12 two types, Jews and Gentiles. Yep
  • Ray321
    My friends, Salvation is simple, yes you have to believe your a sinner and need of a Saviour. Our Salvation is only going to be in the writings of Paul, because Jesus Christ chosen him for our time. Paul said " in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Romans 2:16. If we refuse to believe his gospel, we are going to be judged by Jesus Christ.
  • Bruce
    Ray: Salvation today hasn't changed. We still look to The Cross,His Blood is the cleansing agent,then The Spirit moves in,We have a New Heart, New Mind, Changed. That happens when We feel a tug in Our Heart,ask forgiveness.(John 6:44, 1John 1:9, 2Corinthians 5:17)Baptized and Sealed with The Holy Ghost:Matthew3:11 / Ephesians 1:13 / you only need to know that Your a Sinner. Not a Bible Scholar
  • Ray321
    Stephen, praise the Lord for that message you gave to Lynette. Paul speak of his good news in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Most peaple don't read there Bibles. Peaple, we must keep reading our Bibles. Yes, man can teach, but we have to trust that we can find our the truth for ourselves. For Salvation of today, read Romans through Philemon . God bless you. ...

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