Ephesians 2:21

“In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In whom all the building fitly framed together, groweth vnto an holy Temple in the Lord:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord;
- American Standard Version (1901)

In whom all the building, rightly joined together, comes to be a holy house of God in the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

in whom all [the] building fitted together increases to a holy temple in the Lord;
- Darby Bible

In whom all the building fitly framed together, groweth to a holy temple in the Lord:
- Webster's Bible

in union with whom the whole fabric, fitted and closely joined together, is growing so as to form a holy sanctuary in the Lord;
- Weymouth Bible

in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
- World English Bible

in whom ech bildyng maad waxith in to an hooli temple in the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

in whom all the building fitly framed together doth increase to an holy sanctuary in the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:21


2:21 On whom all the building fitly framed together - The whole fabric of the universal church rises up like a great pile of living materials. Into an holy temple in the Lord - Dedicated to Christ, and inhabited by him, in which he displays his presence, and is worshipped and glorified. What is the temple of Diana of the Ephesians, whom ye formerly worshipped, to this?


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:21


Eph 2:21 In whom. In Christ himself. All the building fitly framed together. The several parts, or buildings, are united in him, so as to form one holy temple in the Lord. That is, all races, Jews and Gentiles, are compacted in one church.

Discussion for Ephesians 2:21

  • Anthony for verse 21
    Most of the above translations refer to separate buildings framed or joined together. This is a reference to both the Kingdom Church with Israel in view and the Body of Christ, which is the church of today, consisting of both saved Jews and Gentiles. Both structures are based on the Lord and grows into becoming the habitation of God throughout all eternity. Amen

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