Ephesians 1:22

“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hath put all things vnder his feete, and gaue him to be the head ouer all things to the Church,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he has put all things under his feet, and has made him to be head over all things to the church,
- Basic English Bible

and has put all things under his feet, and gave him [to be] head over all things to the assembly,
- Darby Bible

And put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
- Webster's Bible

God has put all things under His feet, and has appointed Him universal and supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body,
- Weymouth Bible

He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly,
- World English Bible

and made alle thingis suget vndur hise feet, and yaf hym to be heed ouer al the chirche,
- Wycliffe Bible

and all things He did put under his feet, and did give him -- head over all things to the assembly,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:22


1:22 And he hath given him to be head over all things to the church - An head both of guidance and government, and likewise of life and influence, to the whole and every member of it. All these stand in the nearest union with him, and have as continual and effectual a communication of activity, growth, and strength from him, as the natural body from its head.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:22


Eph 1:22 And hath put all [things] under his feet. All power was given into his hands when he was raised from the dead (Mt 28:18). He is the rightful ruler of all. And gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church. He was, when raised from the dead (Eph 1:20), exalted to be the ruler of all things (Ac 2:33 5:31 Php 2:9) and made the Head of the church (Eph 5:23 Col 1:18); not merely its ruler, but the Head of the Body, which derives its life from the Head. Compare 1Co 10:17 12:27. Note that this exaltation is after the cross and the resurrection, definitely showing that Christ's church was not organized until after our Lord's suffering.

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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