Ephesians 3:19

“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to know the loue of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that yee might bee filled with all the fulnesse of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to have knowledge of the love of Christ which is outside all knowledge, so that you may be made complete as God himself is complete.
- Basic English Bible

and to know the love of the Christ which surpasses knowledge; that ye may be filled [even] to all the fulness of God.
- Darby Bible

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled with all the fullness of God.
- Webster's Bible

yes, to attain to a knowledge of the knowledge-surpassing love of Christ, so that you may be made complete in accordance with God's own standard of completeness.
- Weymouth Bible

and to know Christ's love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
- World English Bible

also to wite the charite of Crist more excellent than science, that ye be fillid in al the plentee of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

to know also the love of the Christ that is exceeding the knowledge, that ye may be filled -- to all the fulness of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:19


3:19 And to know - But the apostle corrects himself, and immediately observes, it cannot be fully known. This only we know, that the love of Christ surpasses all knowledge. That ye may be filled - Which is the sum of all. With all the fulness of God - With all his light, love, wisdom, holiness, power, and glory. A perfection far beyond a bare freedom from sin.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:19


Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. This is one of Paul's paradoxes, like 1Ti 5:6. They could know something of the love of Christ, but we can never fully comprehended the infinite. That ye be filled with all the fulness of God. Filled with God's grace to the full.

Discussion for Ephesians 3:19

  • This verse is talking about knowing the love of Christ. As this verse shows, it means more than just having "head knowledge." This knowledge must affect one's heart. We can learn about Christ's love by reading the Bible, but we truly come to appreciate and know that love more by practical application in our lives. This way we come to truly appreciate the feelings of the Christ and we will "know the love of the Christ" through personal experience.

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