Ephesians 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Iesus Christ, who hath blessed vs with all spirituall blessings in heauenly places in Christ:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Blessed {be} the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly {places} in Christ,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed `be' the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly `places' in Christ:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us every blessing of the Spirit in the heavens in Christ:
- Basic English Bible

Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ;
- Darby Bible

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
- Webster's Bible

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has crowned us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ;
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
- World English Bible

Blessid be God and the fadir of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, that hath blessid vs in al spiritual blessing in heuenli thingis in Crist,
- Wycliffe Bible

Blessed [is] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who did bless us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:3


1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us - God's blessing us is his bestowing all spiritual and heavenly blessings upon us. Our blessing God is the paying him our solemn and grateful acknowledgments, both on account of his own essential blessedness, and of the blessings which he bestows upon us. He is the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, as man and Mediator: he is his Father, primarily, with respect to his divine nature, as his only begotten Son; and, secondarily, with respect to his human nature, as that is personally united to the divine. With all spiritual blessings in heavenly things - With all manner of spiritual blessings, which are heavenly in their nature, original, and tendency, and shall be completed in heaven: far different from the external privileges of the Jews, and the earthly blessings they expected from the Messiah.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:3


Eph 1:3 Blessed [be] the God. The word "eulogetos" rendered "blessed" is one from which our word "eulogize" is derived. It means, therefore, primarily, "to praise". "Praised be the God", etc., gives the idea. Who hath blessed us. The "blessed" is here from the same root. The word means, as above, "to praise", or to "speak" good things of one; then to "speak" good things to, or bestow blessings, as a secondary meaning. This is the meaning here. With all spiritual blessings. All came from God, and he has withheld none from those in Christ. In heavenly [places]. In the kingdom of heaven.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 1:17 THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE FATHER OF GLORY MAY GIVE UNTO YOU THE --- SPIRIT OF WISDOM --- AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM 1 CORINTHIANS 2:4 AND MY SPEECH AND MY PREACHING WAS NOT WITH ENTICING WORDS OF MANS WISDOM BUT IN DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT AND OF POWER
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 1:13 ON WHO ALSO YOU BELIEVED AFTER THAT YOU HEARD THE WORD OF TRUTH NAMELY THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION WHEREIN WHEN YOU BELIEVED YOU WERE SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE*****JOHN 6:27 LABOR NOT FOR THE MEAT WHICH PERISHETH BUT FOR THAT MEAT WHICH ENDURETH UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE WHICH THE SON OF MAN SHALL GIVE UNTO YOU FOR HIM HATH GOD THE FATHER SEALED
  • 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. ...