Ephesians 3:20

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now vnto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly aboue all that wee aske or thinke, according to the power that worketh in vs,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us,
- Basic English Bible

But to him that is able to do far exceedingly above all which we ask or think, according to the power which works in us,
- Darby Bible

Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
- Webster's Bible

Now to Him who, in exercise of His power that is at work within us, is able to do infinitely beyond all our highest prayers or thoughts--
- Weymouth Bible

Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
- World English Bible

And to hym that is myyti to do alle thingis more plenteuousli than we axen or vndurstondun, bi the vertu that worchith in vs,
- Wycliffe Bible

and to Him who is able above all things to do exceeding abundantly what we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:20


3:20 Now to him - This doxology is admirably adapted to strengthen our faith, that we may not stagger at the great things the apostle has been praying for, as if they were too much for God to give, or for us to expect from him. That is able - Here is a most beautiful gradation. When he has given us exceeding, yea, abundant blessings, still we may ask for more. And he is able to do it. But we may think of more than we have asked. He is able to do this also. Yea, and above all this. Above all we ask - Above all we can think. Nay, exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can either ask or think.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:20


Eph 3:20 Now to him. He has offered a prayer, and closes it with a doxology. According to the power that worketh in us. They knew something of the mighty working of the Spirit, and therefore of the Divine power. But God was able to do for them beyond all that they could conceive.

Discussion for Ephesians 3

  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 3:4 whereby when you read you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of CHRIST --3:5-- which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men as it is now revealed unto HIS holy apostles and prophets by the spirit 1 PETER 1:23 being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by --- THE WORD OF GOD --- which liveth and abideth forever
  • BJ
    Being grounded in love is so very powerful to all believers in Christ Jesus. No matter what we do and what we say, let it be rooted and planted in God’s ❤️ love not worldly love, not mans kind of love, but the most highest Form of love, Agape Love. The Love that is kind and tender hearted and forgiving and most of all, long suffering. The way God saved us just in the nick of time
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Jehovah God can make things happen that are beyond our imaginations. He is not limited to work things out the way that imperfect humans would.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING --ACCORDING-- TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US --5:15-- AND IF WE KNOW THAT HE HEAR US WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE DESIRED OF HIM *** PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE AN ABOMINATION
  • John
    Ephesians 3-20, I believe that knowing that we have the power with in us that when we ask God for something no matter what it is and He do it for us, then as a born again believer with the holy spirit dwelling in us that we should not call it a miracle, it should be expected. That is what God has put into my spirit. Ask Him and trust Him and expect it.
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 3:7 WHEREOF I WAS MADE A MINISTER ACCORDING TO THE GIFT OF THE GRACE OF GOD GIVEN UNTO ME BY THE EFFECTUAL WORKING OF HIS POWER --3:8-- UNTO ME WHO AM LESS THAN THE LEAST OF ALL SAINTS IS THIS GRACE GIVEN THAT I SHOULD PREACH AMONG THE GENTILES THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST--EPH 4:12--FOR THE PERFECTING OF THE SAINTS FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY FOR THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY OF CHRIST