Ephesians 5:26

“That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That he might sanctifie & cleanse it with the washing of water, by the word,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that he might make it holy, having made it clean with the washing of water by the word,
- Basic English Bible

in order that he might sanctify it, purifying [it] by the washing of water by [the] word,
- Darby Bible

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
- Webster's Bible

in order to make her holy, cleansing her with the baptismal water by the word,
- Weymouth Bible

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
- World English Bible

and clenside it with the waisching of watir, in the word of lijf,
- Wycliffe Bible

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed [it] with the bathing of the water in the saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:26


5:26 That he might sanctify it through the word - The ordinary channel of all blessings. Having cleansed it - From the guilt and power of sin. By the washing of water - In baptism; if, with the outward and visible sign, we receive the inward and spiritual grace.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:26


Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify . . . it. The great love of Christ for the church, his bride, is shown as an example to Christian husbands. Christ gave himself for the church. His object was to "sanctify it", make it holy. In order to do this it was needful to cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. All commentators of repute in all bodies refer this to baptism. All in the church pass through the waters of baptism. But the washing of the water would be of no avail without the word. The power is in the word of the Lord which offers the gospel and commands baptism.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • Brianna Wilson
    Vs. 3-5 A good reminder to do a self evaluation of the things I choose to entertain me. Whether it be TV shows with improper themes, music, or internet videos. I know that individuals who practice what is in verse 3,4 do not have Jehovah God's favor. This helps me to see that I probably can be doing more productive things with my time.
  • Dennis
    Full of inspirations
  • Monica
    I love this. It seems to me, that many people have forgotten, or perhaps, they never learned the true meaning of a real marriage. If this was true, the divorce rate would not be so high. If people would go back to the basic foundation, the scripture, one"a life would be easier--it would have to be.
  • Lilian
    God can only bless the Couple and bind them into one. Husband and the wife will become in one flesh. It is very important to have a legally married for the marriage in the church is sacrament where the house of witnessing. But above all this couple must walk in spirit and not in the flesh. Obey God's words and meditate them every day. If the Couple need Jesus then you have everything that u Need
  • Steve morrow
    john 15:9 as THE FATHER hath loved me so have I loved you ---- continue ye in MY love ---- 10 IF you keep MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY FATHERS commandments and abide in HIS love 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD --- NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER 1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW 10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NON OCCASION OF STUMBLING IN HIM 1 JOHN 5:2 BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS ----- JOHN 14:24 HE THAT LOVETH ME NOT KEEPETH NOT MY SAYINGS AND THE WORD WHICH YOU HEAR IS NOT MINE BUT THE FATHERS WHICH SENT ME
  • Mark Rubenstein
    God said , " Let Us Create Man in Our Image " . Us Our is more then one ! Why ? As God made Adam Eve joined in holy marriage they became one flesh . God sows He is one God, Father Son Spirit, joined in 3 forms . We were made in His image , Body Soul Spirit . God wants us to be a team . As a team , ie. , the body of Christ , we can reflect His light to those in spiritual darkness ! " Hear all Israel the Lord, our God , the Lord is One " ! Unconditional love comes from Above !

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