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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Place of Christ is underlined thus: “when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. 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. And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church.”
  • A disciple
    Frank; We are in a time of increasing darkness and trouble, because so many that have heard and known the word of God have despised and rejected it; and love instead their cares and pleasures in this life, than to be of the truth. This is the narrow way that Jesus spoke of, and the very reason most choose to stay on the broad way because they are ashamed or afraid or simply love their sins more.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 10:4 AND DID ALL DRINK THE SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK FOR THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM AND THAT --- ROCK WAS CHRIST --- 10:9 --- NEITHER LET US TEMPT CHRIST AS SOME OF THEM ALSO TEMPTED AND WERE DESTROYED OF SERPENTS --- 1 TIMOTHY 2:5 FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN --- THE MAN JESUS CHRIST ---
  • Cephas
    He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
  • Pbear
    The glories of heaven have been with man long befor he was create... god is not depended upon man... man receives all from the creators hand.
  • Frank Velasco
    Blessed us... genuine believers. Do we believe this, or we merely exist, behave and conduct ourselves so mediocrity as to be outside of His blessing? In our day and time, I am certain it's the latter, not the former.

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