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

  • 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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