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

  • Abiodun A. Solomon
    We and the saints all have access by the Spirit unto the Father without discrimination. We are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens. We are building materials laid upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets while Jesus Christ is the chief corner stone. We are fitly framed together to make an holy temple in the Lord and an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephes 2: 18-22)
  • A disciple
    "..in time past ye walked according to the course of this world..in times past in the lusts of our flesh..in time past Gentiles in the flesh..Wherefore remember..That at that time ye were without Christ.." To anyone who says to you, that we sin every day, and we can't help but sin; say, Unto what then is the Name of Jesus to us? and how can we be Saved from our sins, but still in our sins?
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 2:2 WHEREIN IN TIME PAST YOU WALKED ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE JEREMIAH 23:22 IF THEY HAD STOOD BEFORE ME AND LISTENED TO ME THEY WOULD HAVE SPOKEN --MY WORDS-- AND THEY WOULD HAVE TURNED MY PEOPLE FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS AND DEEDS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truth- For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • Edna
    Dear Sanits, words in the scripture are container that hold truth. Verse 1 quicken Made alive in Christ jesus sitted in the heavenlys. Save by faith not works of the flesh but by Galatian 5.22 spirit.We have been reconciled.Our Lord has made a way with Jes and Gentiles.redemtion Read 2.15. He has made us a new man no longer strangers Now he has made his abode in us SO REJOICE SANITS REJOICE
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 2:12 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: Wow, was God dealing with Jews first, that's why we were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. God made promises to the Jews, that's why Jesus wasn't ready for the Gentiles. Paul was chosen. Act 9:15

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