Ephesians 1:21

“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Farre aboue all principalitie, and power, and might, and dominion, and euery name that is named, not onely in this world, but also in that which is to come:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Far over all rule and authority and power and every name which is named, not only in the present order, but in that which is to come:
- Basic English Bible

above every principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in that to come;
- Darby Bible

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
- Webster's Bible

high above all other government and authority and power and dominion, and every title of sovereignty used either in this Age or in the Age to come.
- Weymouth Bible

far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come.
- World English Bible

aboue ech principat, and potestat, and vertu, and domynacioun, and aboue ech name that is named, not oneli in this world, but also in the world to comynge;
- Wycliffe Bible

far above all principality, and authority, and might, and lordship, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:21


1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion - That is, God hath invested him with uncontrollable authority over all demons in hell, all angels in heaven, and all the princes and potentates on earth. And every name that is named - We know the king is above all, though we cannot name all the officers of his court. So we know that Christ is above all, though we are not able to name all his subjects. Not only in this world, but also in that which is to come - The world to come is so styled, not because it does not yet exist, but because it is not yet visible. Principalities and powers are named now; but those also who are not even named in this world, but shall be revealed in the world to come, are all subject to Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:21


Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion. Above all the angelic hierarchy. See Ro 8:38 1Pe 3:22 Eph 3:10. The same terms are applied to evil spirits in Eph 6:12. Christ is above all angels, good or evil. And every name. Every person, office and dignity, whether in this present state, or in that to come.

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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