Ephesians 2:4

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But God who is rich in mercie, for his great loue wherewith hee loued vs,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God, being full of mercy, through the great love which he had for us,
- Basic English Bible

but God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love wherewith he loved us,
- Darby Bible

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
- Webster's Bible

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the intense love which He bestowed on us,
- Weymouth Bible

But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
- World English Bible

but God, that is riche in merci, for his ful myche charite in which he louyde vs,
- Wycliffe Bible

and God, being rich in kindness, because of His great love with which He loved us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:4


2:4 Mercy removes misery: love confers salvation.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:4


Eph 2:4 God, who is rich in mercy. Having shown that both Jews and Gentiles were spiritually dead, Paul now declares the spiritual resurrection of the saints. This lifting up from death to a new life is due to God, "rich in mercy", and on account of the "great love wherewith he loved us". Eph 2:5 affirms the fact.

Discussion for Ephesians 2:4

  • Anthony for verse 4
    This GREAT love of God is towards all humanity (mankind)and not only to believers. If you have not yet trusted the Lord Jesus Christ to save you, know that God loves you and Christ died for your sins. Believe and be saved.

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