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

  • Ray321
    John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. AMEN
  • Geraldine cole
    Praise another day the Lord Jesus has been merciful to us let us rejoice in it honor him love one another and be truthful to all people study the word ask for understanding let not look down on anyone or mistreat anyone why Jesus is looking down on the Earth we shall reap what we have sowd out .remember if u are saved it was not u who saved u it was Jesus who draw u to him
  • Ray321
    1 John 4:1-2 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: The Word of God will deliver us from evil. The Word is Alive.
  • 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 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
  • Ray321
    The Word of God is Holy and the only truth that we can trust. 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I thank God for the cleansing of the Word of God. Reading the Word is very powerful. Thank you Father for your Word of Truthfulness. Love in Christ
  • BSP
    Verse 26: God's Word cleanses us both morally and spiritually. We should make Bible reading a daily habit.

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