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

  • 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
  • Fay
    This is fill with good food for the soul I enjoyed reading this book. I continue to come back and read and share all the good information with my family , friends and co-workers. We must be afraid to share the word of GOD with everyone.
  • 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: But now, Paul tells us that we have hope as Gentiles with Jesus. Jesus has a plan for all of us, that is the Grace of God pored out on the cross on Calvary. There is now hope . .
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS --1:8-- IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT --- OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL --- OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --1:9--WHO SHALL BE PUNISHED WITH EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD AND FROM THE GLORY OF HIS POWER
  • Eugene Rozell
    God is good and this i know for myself, it doesn't take a rocket scientist for me to know that in God we have our being, nothing we have done has made us deserving of anything it is only by the grace of god that he even cares. Jesus paved the way and opened doors that would never have opened had it not been for his sacrifice giving his life in exchange for ours. Thank you Jesus for loving me

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