Ephesians 5:27

“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That hee might present it to himselfe a glorious Church, not hauing spot or wrinckle, or any such thing: but that it should bee holy and without blemish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that he might present the church to himself a glorious `church', not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And might take it for himself, a church full of glory, not having one mark or fold or any such thing; but that it might be holy and complete.
- Basic English Bible

that *he* might present the assembly to himself glorious, having no spot, or wrinkle, or any of such things; but that it might be holy and blameless.
- Darby Bible

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
- Webster's Bible

that He might present the Church to Himself a glorious bride, without spot or wrinkle or any other defect, but to be holy and unblemished.
- Weymouth Bible

that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
- World English Bible

to yyue the chirche gloriouse to hym silf, that it hadde no wem, ne ryueling, or ony siche thing, but that it be hooli and vndefoulid.
- Wycliffe Bible

that he might present it to himself the assembly in glory, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:27


5:27 That he might present it - Even in this world. To himself - As his spouse. A glorious church - All glorious within. Not having spot - Of impurity from any sin. Or wrinkle - Of deformity from any decay.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:27


Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church. A church cleansed from sin; a bride without a blemish.

Discussion for Ephesians 5:27

  • Susan Dalton for verse 27
    "That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." (Ephesians 5:27) Have you ever felt a barely present irritation on your skin, and checking it out with a gentle scratch of a fingernail, find an almost invisible seed tick? Such a tiny thing, but would you want to leave it attached to your skin? Most, I would suppose, would want to remove it. Jesus desires to bring His church (His body) to be holy and without blemish. He desires to present to himself a glorious church not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.

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