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

  • 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