Ephesians 1:19
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New International Version
and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength

New Living Translation
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power

English Standard Version
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might

New American Standard Bible
and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might

King James Bible
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength.

International Standard Version
and the unlimited greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his mighty strength,

NET Bible
and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And what is the excellence of the greatness of his power in us, by those things which we believe, according to the action of the immensity of his power,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will also know the unlimited greatness of his power as it works with might and strength for us, the believers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and what is the exceeding greatness of his power in us who believe, by the operation of the power of his strength,

King James 2000 Bible
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

American King James Version
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

American Standard Version
and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might

Douay-Rheims Bible
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power towards us, who believe according to the operation of the might of his power,

Darby Bible Translation
and what the surpassing greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the working of the might of his strength,

English Revised Version
and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might

Webster's Bible Translation
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Weymouth New Testament
and what the transcendent greatness of His power in us believers as seen in the working of His infinite might

World English Bible
and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might

Young's Literal Translation
and what the exceeding greatness of His power to us who are believing, according to the working of the power of His might,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 19. - And what the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe. A new object of knowledge is here brought forward - knowledge of a power which works in us - a great power, a Divine power, a power surpassingly great. The whole energy of the Divine Being is turned on to our feeble, languid nature, vivifying, purifying, and transforming it, making it wonderfully active where all was feebleness before, as the turning on of steam suddenly wakens up a whole mass of inert machinery. When we think of the glory of the inheritance, we feel unfit for it; our narrow hearts, cold temperaments, feeble and dislocated faculties, how can they ever be right? Our fear is removed when we think of the greatness of the Divine power that works in us - God's power to transform us so that, "though we have lien among the pots, we shall be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold." According to the working of his mighty power. We are now furnished with a standard and sample of the mighty power which energizes in believers are referred to one of its grandest achievements, in order to elevate our conceptions of what it is capable of effecting in us. In the prophets we find a similar encouragement for God's people, in sublime descriptions of the almighty power of him who was working in them and for them (Isaiah 40:21, etc.; Isaiah 45:7, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe,.... The objects of the divine power here intended, are believers in Christ; which distinguishes this power from that which was put forth in creation, and from that which will be displayed in the resurrection of the dead, and from the power of divine wrath, which will appear in the damnation of sinners; and shows, that this power is that which is exerted in the implantation of faith, and in the continuance of it, and in the finishing of that work; and that this is a great power, an exceeding great one, a super eminent one; which is attended with energy and efficacy, and is irresistible and insuperable: the greatness of this power as displayed in the work of conversion and faith appears, if it be considered what the work itself is called, a creation, a resurrection from the dead, a regeneration, and a transformation of the man into another man, which must needs require almighty power; as well as what is then done, some things are removed, Satan is dispossessed, the stony heart is taken away, the enmity is slain, the old man is put down from his throne, and put off with his deeds; and there are some things wrought, Christ is formed in the soul, his grace is implanted, his image is stamped on, a new heart is given, and principles of light and life, of grace and holiness are put; the understanding is enlightened, the will is subdued, the affections are set on other objects, and the mind and conscience are cleansed and purified; and the means of this are the ministers, and ministry of the word, which are weak, foolish, and contemptible, in the eyes of men; to which may be added, the opposition made both from within and from without, from a sinful heart, a tempting devil, and an ensnaring, reproaching, and persecuting world: so that this work of faith cannot be ascribed to anything short of the exceeding greatness of divine power; and which is seen in supporting faith when it is wrought, under great discouragements; in delivering believers out of divers temptations; in assisting them to discharge their duty, and in their final perseverance: and to increase the idea of this power it is added,

according to the working of his mighty power, or "according to the energy of the might of his power": the strength of his power, in all the mighty energy of it, is exerted towards and upon believers; and which they should know, own, and acknowledge, to the glory of the grace of God: and this is in proportion, and agreeably to that power.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. exceeding—"surpassing."

power to us-ward who believe—The whole of the working of His grace, which He is carrying on, and will carry on, in us who believe. By the term "saints" (Eph 1:18), believers are regarded as absolutely perfected, and so as being God's inheritance; in this verse, as in the course of fighting the good fight of faith.

according to—in accordance wit,h, what might be expected from.

working—Greek, "the energizing"; translate, "the effectual working" (Eph 3:7). The same superhuman power was needed and exerted to make us believe, as was needed and exerted to raise Christ from the dead (Eph 1:20). Compare Php 3:10, "the power of His resurrection" (Col 2:12; 1Pe 1:3-5).

of his mighty power—Greek, "of the strength of His might."

Ephesians 1:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,…
Cross References
Ephesians 3:7
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power.

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Philippians 3:21
who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Colossians 1:29
To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Treasury of Scripture

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

exceeding.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, …

Ephesians 3:7,20 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace …

Psalm 110:2,3 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you …

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power …

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency …

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things …

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which …

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him …

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Why also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy …

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

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