Ephesians 1:15

“Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Iesus, and loue vnto all the Saints,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which {exists} among you and your love for all the saints,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which `ye show' toward all the saints,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause I, having had news of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and which you make clear to all the saints,
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore *I* also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which [is] in you, and the love which [ye have] towards all the saints,
- Darby Bible

Wherefore I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,
- Webster's Bible

For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which prevails among you, and of your love for all God's people,
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,
- World English Bible

Therfor and Y herynge youre feith, that is in Crist Jhesu, and the loue in to alle seyntis,
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love to all the saints,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:15


1:15 Since I heard of your faith and love - That is, of their perseverance and increase therein.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:15


Eph 1:15 After I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus. This verse has been thought to show that Paul was not personally acquainted with those to whom he wrote, and hence that this letter could not be addressed to the Ephesians; but he used similar language of Philemon, one of his own converts. See Phm 1:5. The language is natural if Paul left Ephesus in the spring of A.D. 57, and wrote this letter about the close of A.D. 62 (Conybeare and Howson), more than five years after. During this period he could only know of the faith and love of the Ephesians by what he heard.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Ray321
    Romans 15:16 16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. What Paul did back then was very dangerous, because of the higher up Jews did not believe in the Gentiles joining together with Christ. So Paul ministered to Gentiles and Peter ministered to Jews
  • A disciple
    According to some well meaning, but perhaps less than honest or maybe inexperienced fellow-Saints; by simply reciting verses and standing rigidly to a determined position, that somehow makes them having attained. But why then does the Lord solemnly warn us to Take heed, Watch and Pray always, Let no one deceive you? Because we need to attend to the things we have received with constant discipline.
  • A disciple
    "I am no different then Paul when I preach.." I knew a brother like that some years ago: he seemed to really think that because his name was Paul, that that was a sign from God that he was Paul. Eventually you have to get away from these kinds; they have listened to the devil, who told them, You are the ONE! Using Scriptures to smite his FELLOW-SERVANTS but not remembering the mercy he's received!
  • A disciple
    Mr. Kelly; since you seem to have no interest, but to keep telling EVERYONE ELSE that they need to quit sinning; it hardly makes sense to keep trying to reason with you. "Set them to judge who are least esteemed in the Church." Nearly every sectarian person (heretic) is full of Scriptures he uses to damn others; while being completely obtuse to the "weightier matters of the Law; mercy and faith."
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Disciple: I am no different then Paul when I preach. 2nd Cor 11:6] But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Disciple: get out of verse 8 in 1st John get into verse 9 confess your sin give it up. Verse 9 tells me is is just to forgive us "ALL Sins" all unrighteousness is sin. Verse 8 is where we see church stumble over. Put it in context. Verse 8 in 1st John does NOT say "if we say we have no sin which we commit everyday" John is writing to a people who want to have fellowship with him. 1st John 1:4.

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