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

  • Ray321
    24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Now the new man inside me is the Holy Spirit of God that will guide me in truth. The flesh will still sin, but the washing of sin is the reading the Word of God. Thank God for the two edged sword. Love in Christ
  • BSP
    Verses 17 to 19 bring out how many people have decided to choose their own degraded course in life. God did not purpose for humans to live the way they do now in a degraded world.
  • Villa Harris
    Love is the greatest gift, and with God all things are possible. Eph. Be strong in the lord you God with him all things are possible.
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123 "A world wide redemption for the whole church is on the horizon." What is your reference for the statement? Who; what group, of people do you call "the whole church"? Thanks
  • Bob
    The Lord and His word are meant to be taken personally. Weather good or bad, it is always His decision. His word is " do not let the sun go down on your anger". Honesty, integrity, humility and The Fear of The Lord. This leads to life.
  • Lilian
    To Michelleann: Jesus loves you surrender everything to Jesus and let him handle your situation. He is the only one who can heal our pain and wipe our tears only believe that Jesus is the healer. Keep thanking the blood of Jesus everyday praise and worship him with songs and praises meditate his words and his inspirational songs the moment you hear this the works of the defeated devil will crushed

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