Ephesians 5:21

“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ephesians 5:21

Submitting your selues one to another in the feare of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Letting yourselves be ruled by one another in the fear of Christ.
- Basic English Bible

submitting yourselves to one another in [the] fear of Christ.
- Darby Bible

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
- Webster's Bible

and submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.
- World English Bible

Be ye suget togidere in the drede of Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

subjecting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Ephesians 5:21

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:21

5:19 Speaking to each other - By the Spirit. In the Psalms - Of David. And hymns - Of praise. And spiritual songs - On any divine subject. By there being no inspired songs, peculiarly adapted to the Christian dispensation, as there were to the Jewish, it is evident that the promise of the Holy Ghost to believers, in the last days, was by his larger effusion to supply the lack of it. Singing with your hearts - As well as your voice. To the Lord - Jesus, who searcheth the heart.

5:20 Giving thanks - At all times and places. And for all things - Prosperous or adverse, since al] work together for good. In the name of, or through, our Lord Jesus Christ - By whom we receive all good things.

5:22 In the following directions concerning relative duties, the inferiors are all along placed before the superiors, because the general proposition is concerning submission; and inferiors ought to do their duty, whatever their superiors do. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands - Unless where God forbids. Otherwise, in all indifferent things, the will of the husband is a law to the wife. As unto the Lord - The obedience a wife pays to her husband is at the same time paid to Christ himself; he being head of the wife, as Christ is head of the church.

5:23 The head - The governor, guide, and guardian of the wife. And he is the Saviour of the body - The church, from all sin and misery.

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:21

Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another. Filled with the Spirit, we "speak in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Eph 5:19), "give thanks", (Eph 5:20), and submit ourselves to each other in the fear of God. This last duty belongs to the relations of life. One of these relations is of "husbands and wives" (Eph 5:22-32); another of "children and parents" (Eph 6:1-4); another still of "servants and masters" (Eph 6:5-9).

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