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
    Contrary to what is commonly thought among Gentile Believers; Jesus did not abolish the Law or the Prophets! When the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus IS in fact in someone; then they will by their character and nature of Christ, set the Law and the Prophets for a living sign among the people, by their lives and by their testimony. Matthew 5:17"Think not that I am come to destroy the law"
  • Everett
    Delyn my beloved friend read with a submissive heart Ephiesans 2:8,9 and Hebrews Chapter 11; Just those two scriptures are declaring Gods Grace, HIS Free Gift who is JESUS CHRIST. And the faith one must totally put in Jesus for his or hers forgiveness of sins to spend ETERNITY WITH HIM. Just believing or acknowlegdeing their exsistince isn't repentance, the demons believe but tremble...
  • Librarygal143
    Amen, Jesus!
  • Irene123
    To Delyn - God bless you, Delyn, for thinking to ask this question - here is your answer: believing IS faith; they are one and the same.
  • Aloysius Domnick
    To you my brother and sisters,God is with us till the end time. I told and be obedient in his scripts ,The Holy Spirit is with us. No matter what the devil himself cannot go through our minds!
  • Ambassador for Christ
    This is one of the most potent and powerful scripture which must always be viewed in context. Therefore, We were have to begin at verse :10 and conclude at verse :18. It begs the question what must we do with all that armor?

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