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

  • BSP
    Verse 26: God's Word cleanses us both morally and spiritually. We should make Bible reading a daily habit.
  • Irene123
    Eph. 5:21 - "Since God is the source of all power, authority; when we submit to His Word we submit to Him. Yes, submit. By using the 'S' word God is saying, "I am not saying you have to like it before you do it." Matt. 11:30. All power; the simple act of being able to use our jaws to chew, to talk, to point a finger at an object, to scratch your toes together when they itch; He's the source .....
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 5:6 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE 5:7 BE NOT YOU THEREFORE PARTAKERS WITH THEM
  • BSP
    We should thank God for all the good that we are able to enjoy. Jehovah a God has given us the gift of life and any good that we enjoy is truly because he allows us to exist.
  • I AM
    Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, says the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
  • Irene123
    V. Ship - I really enjoyed your message on Eph.; It was 'refreshing' - to say the least - LOL.

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