Ephesians 1:15
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New International Version
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people,

New Living Translation
Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere,

English Standard Version
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,

Berean Study Bible
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

Berean Literal Bible
Because of this, I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus among you, and the love toward all the saints,

New American Standard Bible
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,

King James Bible
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

International Standard Version
Therefore, because I have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

NET Bible
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

New Heart English Bible
For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, behold, I also, from when I heard of your faith in our Lord Yeshua The Messiah and your love for all The Holy Ones,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I, too, have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people. For this reason

New American Standard 1977
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you, and your love for all the saints,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and charity unto all the saints,

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

American King James Version
Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,

American Standard Version
For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which ye show toward all the saints,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I also, hearing of your faith that is in the Lord Jesus, and of your love towards all the saints,

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which [is] in you, and the love which [ye have] towards all the saints,

English Revised Version
For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and which ye shew toward all the saints,

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which prevails among you, and of your love for all God's people,

World English Bible
For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,

Young's Literal Translation
Because of this I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love to all the saints,
Study Bible
Spiritual Wisdom
14The Spirit is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession, to the praise of His glory. 15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers…
Cross References
Acts 20:21
testifying to Jews and Greeks alike about repentance to God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed all over the world.

Ephesians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 3:18
may have power, together with all the saints, to comprehend the length and width and height and depth of His love,

Colossians 1:4
because we have heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all the saints,

Philemon 1:5
because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
Treasury of Scripture

Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,

after.

Colossians 1:3,4 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying …

Philemon 1:5 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, …

faith.

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

1 Timothy 1:5,14 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and …

love.

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in …

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which …

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love …

(15) After I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints.--These words have an almost exact parallel in Colossians 1:4, addressed there to a church which St. Paul had not seen, and have been quoted in support of the belief that this Epistle cannot have been addressed, properly and solely, to the well-known Ephesian Church. They are not, however, decisive, for we have a similar expression to Philemon (Philemon 1:5), St. Paul's own convert.

We may note a distinction between "faith in the Lord Jesus" and "faith towards the Lord Jesus" (like "the love towards the saints"). Comp. 2Timothy 1:13 ("faith and love in Christ Jesus"). "Faith in Christ" is a faith which, centred in Christ, nevertheless rests through Him on the Father; recognising a "life hid with him in God" (Colossians 3:3) and a sonship of God in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26). The connection of the two clauses here shows that such a faith abounds (i.e. overflows) unto love, first necessarily to God, so being made perfect (Galatians 5:6), but next towards all His children. For "this commandment we have from Him, that he who loveth God, love his brother also" (1John 4:21).

Verses 15-23. - PRAYER FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL GROWTH. Verse 15. - Wherefore I also, having heard of the faith among you in the Lord Jesus, and your love which extends to all the saints. The "wherefore" has reference to their present standing in grace, described in the verses preceding: since ye have heard, believed, been sealed, and thereby shown to be in the right line, I apply myself towards promoting your progress, towards advancing you to the higher stages of the Christian life. Special mention is made of their faith and love, as cardinal Christian graces, to which elsewhere the apostle adds hope (1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:3). The literal expression, "faith among you" (καθ ὑμᾶς), indicates that it was a marked social feature, but perhaps not universal; while their love was not mere general amiability, but a love that embraced the saints as such, having a special complacency in them, and being directed to them all. If it be asked - Could this knowledge of the condition of his correspondents have been derived from hearsay ("having heard") if the letter was addressed to the Ephesians, among whom Paul had lived so long, and whose condition he must have known by personal intercourse (Acts 19:10; Acts 20:31)? we reply that, though he derived his first acquaintance from personal intercourse, it was some years since he had been at Ephesus, and the ἀκούσας refers to what he had heard in the interval (see Introduction). Wherefore I also,.... As well as others:

after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus; who is the immediate object of faith, and a very proper and suitable one; having every thing in him that is agreeable to the case and circumstances of those that trust in him. And the grace of faith, which terminates on him, is a seeing him, a beholding the glory of his person, and the fulness of his grace; a going to him, and venturing on him; a laying hold upon him, and embracing of him; a committing all unto him, and a leaning and depending on him, and a living upon him, and a walking on in him.

And love unto all the saints: whether Jew or Gentile, rich or poor, greater or lesser believers, of meaner gifts, or larger abilities; and which love was unfeigned, fervent, active, and laborious; and which is the evidence of regeneration, and without which a profession is in vain. These two graces, faith and love, are inseparable; they always go together, and are to be found in the same persons; and where they are, they cannot be hid, as they were not in these Ephesians; their faith was professed by them, and was made public, and their love showed itself in deeds, as well as in words, to the saints: hence the apostle came to hear of them both, upon the certain relation of others; for these things were come abroad, and were talked of; See Gill on Colossians 1:3. See Gill on Colossians 1:4. See Gill on Plm 1:4. See Gill on Plm 1:5. 15. Wherefore—because ye are in Christ and sealed by His Spirit (Eph 1:13, 14).

I also—on my part, in return for God's so great benefits to you.

after I heard—ever since I have heard. Not implying that he had only heard of their conversion: an erroneous argument used by some against the address of this Epistle to the Ephesians (see on [2361]Eph 1:1); but referring to the report he had heard since he was with them, as to their Christian graces. So in the case of Philemon, his "beloved fellow laborer" (Phm 1), he uses the same words (Phm 4, 5).

your faith—rather, as Greek, "the faith among you," that is, which many (not all) of you have.

love unto all the saints—of whatever name, simply because they are saints. A distinguishing characteristic of true Christianity (Eph 6:24). "Faith and love he often joins together. A wondrous pair" [Chrysostom]. Hope is added, Eph 1:18.1:15-23 God has laid up spiritual blessings for us in his Son the Lord Jesus; but requires us to draw them out and fetch them in by prayer. Even the best Christians need to be prayed for: and while we hear of the welfare of Christian friends, we should pray for them. Even true believers greatly want heavenly wisdom. Are not the best of us unwilling to come under God's yoke, though there is no other way to find rest for the soul? Do we not for a little pleasure often part with our peace? And if we dispute less, and prayed more with and for each other, we should daily see more and more what is the hope of our calling, and the riches of the Divine glory in this inheritance. It is desirable to feel the mighty power of Divine grace, beginning and carrying on the work of faith in our souls. But it is difficult to bring a soul to believe fully in Christ, and to venture its all, and the hope of eternal life, upon his righteousness. Nothing less than Almighty power will work this in us. Here is signified that it is Christ the Saviour, who supplies all the necessities of those who trust in him, and gives them all blessings in the richest abundance. And by being partakers of Christ himself, we come to be filled with the fulness of grace and glory in him. How then do those forget themselves who seek for righteousness out of him! This teaches us to come to Christ. And did we know what we are called to, and what we might find in him, surely we should come and be suitors to him. When feeling our weakness and the power of our enemies, we most perceive the greatness of that mighty power which effects the conversion of the believer, and is engaged to perfect his salvation. Surely this will constrain us by love to live to our Redeemer's glory.
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