Ephesians 1:16

“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Cease not to giue thankes for you, making mention of you in my prayers,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention {of you} in my prayers;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

cease not to give thanks for you, making mention `of you' in my prayers;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give praise without end for you, keeping you in mind in my prayers;
- Basic English Bible

do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention [of you] at my prayers,
- Darby Bible

Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
- Webster's Bible

offer never ceasing thanks on your behalf while I make mention of you in my prayers.
- Weymouth Bible

don't cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,
- World English Bible

ceesse not to do thankyngis for you, makynge mynde of you in my preieris;
- Wycliffe Bible

do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:16


1:16 I cease not - In all my solemn addresses to God. To give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers - So he did of all the churches, #Col 1:9|.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:16


Eph 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you. Because he heard so favorable a report.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Irene123
    I've seen several comments on here about Ephesians being people's favorite book. By the way they are worded I can see they're not sure why they love it so. Maybe this will help: "The Song of Solomon of the New Testament" - "This love God had for Israel, as shown in the Song of Solomon, is wonderfully typical of the love that Jesus Christ has for His church. - cont.
  • Irene123
    Eph. 1:13 - the word of 'truth' is Acts 2:38 (Matt.28:19); the gospel of your salvation, Acts 2:37 - "men and brethren, what must we do"? ye were sealed with that holy spirit of promise, Acts 10:45-46.
  • Andrew Azariah
    A key verse in this chapter is v13 " In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,"
    The believer is sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when he/she believed in Christ Jesus. This is the heritage of every Christian believer. No Christian believer needs to doubt if he/she has the Holy Spirit. Glory
  • Irene123
    To Joyce Cardoza - Since you must know which scriptures aren't for all of us - I wish you had listed 3-4 on here so I could look them up ............
  • Joyce Cardoza
    God said you must rightly devide the word, and we are also in the dispensation of Grace, the entire Bible is written for us, but not every verse is addressed to us, or written about us, if you read the red letters of Jesus Christ, then read what He taught after he paid our sin debt, and you really knew how to read and teach the truth, you would not teach the way you do, Ephesians 2:8 it was hidden
  • Michael c theriault
    thank you lord for saving me lord and washing my sins away

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