Ephesians 1:18

“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The eyes of your vnderstanding being inlightned: that yee may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glorie of his inheritance in the Saints:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{I pray that} the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that having the eyes of your heart full of light, you may have knowledge of what is the hope of his purpose, what is the wealth of the glory of his heritage in the saints,
- Basic English Bible

being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, [and] what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
- Darby Bible

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
- Webster's Bible

the eyes of your understanding being enlightened so that you may know what is the hope which His call to you inspires, what the wealth of the glory of His inheritance in God's people,
- Weymouth Bible

having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
- World English Bible

and the iyen of youre herte liytned, that ye wite, which is the hope of his clepyng, and whiche ben the richessis of the glorie of his eritage in seyntis;
- Wycliffe Bible

the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, for your knowing what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:18


1:18 The eyes of your understanding - It is with these alone that we discern the things of God. Being first opened, and then enlightened - - By his Spirit. That ye may know what is the hope of his calling - That ye may experimentally and delightfully know what are the blessings which God has called you to hope for by his word and his Spirit. And what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints - What an immense treasure of blessedness he hath provided as an inheritance for holy souls.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:18


Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened. "Heart", in the Revised Version. The moving of the Spirit gives light. See Ge 1:2. This would follow if they were given "the Spirit of wisdom", etc. That ye may know. Have a fuller comprehension. The hope of his calling. The hope of eternal life to which God had called them. The riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. See Col 1:27. The heavenly inheritance given in the saints, rich beyond our conception. See Ac 20:32 26:18.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • 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. ...
  • Stephen
    Lynette, when we are saved by GRACE through faith and that not of ourselves, NOT by WORKS, we are then sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption. Jesus has already paid the price for your admission to heaven by His blood.
  • Wayne
    Lynette, how will you earn your seal and inheritance?

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