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
    "Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." "the wiles of the devil" are tricks or stratagems intended to ensnare or deceive; his skill in outwitting; used by alluring and enticement of the lusts of the flesh and vanity of the mind to make us sin. The devil has multitudes of willing and yielded servants through whom to attack us out of the ambush.
  • Cheryl
    So when God form man from the dust of Earth and breath the breath of life in him he did not say man was a spirit but upon death our life breath returns to him when did he say man had separate form other than one he gave us
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Codes of good practice for children and servants are here. Also, we should “put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places….that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Mystery of inquitity it's describing a Christians true enemy which is the spiritual realm your enemies are not just your sinful flesh it's the devils that tempt your sinful flesh controlled by the god of this world your adversary the devil
  • A disciple
    Hi Cheryl; What it means is that there is a spiritual world underlying the physical world as we see it; and that it is not against flesh and blood, but against spirits and their dominions over men and whole regions of the world. We can see that happening in the smallest towns and the largest cities and entire Countries and cultures what great spiritual and moral war right now is everywhere.
  • Bruce
    Cheryl: We are fighting against Satan and his influence on the world. Without The Armor of God we are doomed. Verse 11-13

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