Ephesians 6:20

“For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For which I am an ambassador in bonds, that therein I may speake boldly, as I ought to speake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in {proclaiming} it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For which I am a representative in chains, and that I may say without fear the things which it is right for me to say.
- Basic English Bible

for which I am an ambassador [bound] with a chain, that I may be bold in it as I ought to speak.
- Darby Bible

For which I am an embassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
- Webster's Bible

to spread which I am an ambassador in chains--so that when telling them I may speak out boldly as I ought.
- Weymouth Bible

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
- World English Bible

for which Y am set in message in a chayne; so that in it Y be hardi to speke, as it bihoueth me.
- Wycliffe Bible

for which I am an ambassador in a chain, that in it I may speak freely -- as it behoveth me to speak.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 6:20


6:20 An ambassador in bonds - The ambassadors of men usually appear in great pomp. How differently does the ambassador of Christ appear!


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 6:20


Eph 6:20 For which. The gospel. I am an ambassador in bonds. As an ambassador is sent to a foreign court to declare the will of the king, so Paul, though in chains, was Christ's ambassador sent to Rome to declare the will of his King.

Discussion for Ephesians 6

  • A disciple
    Wayne; I think we tried to help you with this before! Paul is not your Saviour! Paul didn't invent the Glad Tidings of Christ; nor was he teaching anything that wasn't before already in the words of the Prophets. Why do you hang on something that causes worthless arguments? Read in Corinthians what Paul himself says about those who put too much on being his disciples: God is the Saviour and Lord!
  • Wayne
    A Disciple, Paul calls it "my gospel" Romans 2:16.
  • A disciple
    "But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore." Exodus 14:29-30 One of the great signs for us to look to for understanding the way we take with Jesus, is the salvation and deliverance of Israel from Egypt, and the consequent humbling and destruction of Pharaoh and his army. The Day of our deliverance and salvation will be the same Day that God executes judgment on the pride and the idols of the wicked. Our very salvation is the rebuke of everything they have used to build their world, and all they trust in to support their delusions. The things that the evil ones count on to be our inescapable ruin shall be the very things that God will make our deliverance for ever out of their hands. "Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD with you!"
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 12:5 AND YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EXHORTATION WHICH SPEAKETH UNTO YOU AS UNTO CHILDREN --MY SON--DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD NOR FAINT WHEN THOU ART REBUKED OF HIM --6--FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CHASENETH AND SCOURGETH EVERY SON HE RECEIVETH --7--IF YOU ENDURE CHASTENING-- GOD DEALETH WITH YOU AS SONS FOR WHAT SON IS HE WHOM THE FATHER CHASENETH NOT --8--BUT IF YOU BE WITHOUT CHASTISEMENT ---WHEREOF ALL ARE PARTAKERS ---THEN ARE YOU BASTARDS AND NOT SONS --9--FURTHERMORE WE HAVE HAD FATHERS OF OUR FLESH WHICH CORRECTED US AND WE GAVE THEM REVERANCE SHALL WE NOT MUCH RATHER BE IN SUBJECTION UNTO THE FATHER OF SPIRITS AND LIVE DUETERONOMY 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG UNTO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO OUR CHILDREN FOR EVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW ISAIAH 42:9 BEHOLD THE FORMER THINGS ARE COME TO PASS AND NEW THINGS DO I DECLARE BEFORE THEY SPRINGFORTH I TELL YOU OF THEM
  • A disciple
    "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right." Ephesians 6:1 In the context of this part of the Epistle on the subject of Submitting ourselves to, and honoring and loving one another whether it is the married couple, the parents and their children, the servants and their masters, the community and their rulers the measure of our love for Jesus and our obedience, is in how we walk in truth and love toward those in our most ordinary relations and everyday life. Every kind of relationship whether with family, friends, neighbors or strangers, we need to learn their important relation with our walk with God, and should be regarded as the way we will actually do what the Lord says. If we read our Bibles, attend meetings and fellowship, witness to others, we don't want to be a "Street Angel, and a Home Devil!" In other words, appearing to be a devout and holy Christian outside the home, but a terrible selfish monster toward your family at home!
  • Macie
    this bible reading is so important parents please raise you children in the lord

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