Ephesians 4:18

“Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing the vnderstanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindnesse of their heart:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whose thoughts are dark, to whom the life of God is strange because they are without knowledge, and their hearts have been made hard;
- Basic English Bible

being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of God by reason of the ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts,
- Darby Bible

Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
- Webster's Bible

with darkened understandings, having by reason of the ignorance which is deep-seated in them and the insensibility of their moral nature, no share in the Life which God gives.
- Weymouth Bible

being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts;
- World English Bible

that han vndurstondyng derkned with derknessis, and ben alienyd fro the lijf of God, bi ignoraunce that is in hem, for the blyndenesse of her herte.
- Wycliffe Bible

being darkened in the understanding, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:18


4:18 Having their understanding darkened, through the ignorance that is in them - So that they are totally void of the light of God, neither have they any knowledge of his will. Being alienated from the life of God - Utter strangers to the divine, the spiritual life. Through the hardness of their hearts - Callous and senseless. And where there is no sense, there can be no life.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:18


Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened. He shows how the Gentiles walk in vanity. They are in darkness, unenlightened by the gospel. Alienated from the life of God. Without the spiritual life that comes from knowing God. Because of blindness of their heart. The idea is a willful blindness.

Discussion for Ephesians 4

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:49 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which sent me HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak --12:50-- and I know that HIS commandment is life everlasting whatsoever I speak therefore even as THE FATHER said unto ME so I speak
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:30 the GOD of our fathers raised up JESUS whom you slew and hanged on a tree Acts 2:32 this JESUS hath GOD raised up whereof we all are witnesses ACTS 1:1 the former treatise have I made o theophilus of all that JESUS began both to do and teach --1:2-- until the day in which HE was taken up after that HE through the holy spirit had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 8:11 but if the spirit of HIM that raised up JESUS from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by HIS spirit that dwelleth in you --8:12-- therefore brethren we are debtors not to the flesh to live after the flesh --8:13-- for if you live after the flesh you shall die but if you through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body you shall live
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you --- they are spirit --- and they are life John 5:21 for as THE FATHER raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them even so THE SON quickeneth whom HE will PSALM 119:25 my soul cleaveth unto the dust quicken thou me according to THY word
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:22 seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently --1:23-- being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the word of GOD which liveth and abideth forever Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many
  • Pat
    Beautifully stated ms.Elaine Howell

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