Ephesians 1:20
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New International Version
he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,

New Living Translation
that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms.

English Standard Version
that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,

New American Standard Bible
which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

King James Bible
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavens--

International Standard Version
which he brought about in the Messiah when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realm.

NET Bible
This power he exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Which he performed in The Messiah and raised him from among the dead and set him at his right hand in Heaven,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He worked with that same power in Christ when he brought him back to life and gave him the highest position in heaven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
which operated in the Christ, raising him from the dead and setting him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

King James 2000 Bible
Which he performed in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

American King James Version
Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

American Standard Version
which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places ,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which he wrought in Christ, raising him up from the dead, and setting him on his right hand in the heavenly places.

Darby Bible Translation
[in] which he wrought in the Christ [in] raising him from among [the] dead, and he set him down at his right hand in the heavenlies,

English Revised Version
which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,

Webster's Bible Translation
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Weymouth New Testament
when He displayed it in Christ by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His own right hand in the heavenly realms,

World English Bible
which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,

Young's Literal Translation
which He wrought in the Christ, having raised him out of the dead, and did set him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
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 20. - Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead. The same power that produced the marvelous miracle of Christ's resurrection now works in the hearts of believers. To appreciate this, we must bear in mind the apostle's full doctrine of the resurrection of Jesus, embracing not only the revivifying of his dead body, but the transformation of that body into a spiritual body, and the constituting of Jesus a second Adam, who should transmit or communicate to His spiritual seed both a renewed soul and a glorified body, as the first Adam transmitted a sinful nature and a corruptible body to his natural seed. The power that accomplished all this now works in believers, and can surely work in them all needed transformation. And set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, effecting on him a change alike sudden and marvelous: from the cross and the tomb to the throne of glory, from being as a worm and no man, to be higher than the kings of the earth - King of kings, and Lord of lords. It is frequently represented in Scripture that Jesus in heaven is at the right hand of God. There must be a spot in the heavens where his glorified body exists, in immediate contact with some manifestation of the glory of the Father. There Stephen saw him; thence he came to meet Saul on the way to Damascus; and his promise to his people is Where I am, there shall ye be also (John 14:3).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,.... There are many articles of faith contained in this passage; as that Christ died, that he is raised from the dead, that he was raised from the dead by God the Father, and that his resurrection was by the power of God: the resurrection of any person is an instance of great power, but Christ's resurrection from the dead was an instance of peculiar and special power; for he was raised from the dead as a public person, representing all his people, for whom he became a surety; and he was raised again for their justification, and to great glory in himself, after he had been brought into a very low estate indeed: moreover, this passage in connection with the preceding verse suggests, that there is some proportion between the power put forth on Christ in raising him from the dead, and that which is exerted in the work of conversion and faith: there is some likeness between the things themselves, as well as in the display of power in them; Christ's resurrection is called a begetting, and he is styled the first begotten from the dead, and the regeneration of men is signified by a resurrection from the dead; as Christ's body was really dead, lifeless, and without motion, antecedent to his resurrection, so men, previous to conversion, are dead in trespasses and sins, and are destitute of spiritual life and motion; and as Christ's human nature could not help itself, could not raise itself, so neither can dead sinners convert themselves, or bring themselves out of that state and condition, in which they are by nature; and as the resurrection of Christ was the pure work of God, and a display of his almighty power, so the work of faith, of grace and conversion, is the entire work of God, which is begun, carried on, and finished wholly by his power; and as Christ's resurrection was in order to his glorification, so is the regeneration and conversion of men, in order to their enjoyment of the heavenly inheritance, as it follows:

and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places; which is expressive of the great honour conferred upon the human nature of Christ, such as never was given to any of the angels, and of the glory it is exalted to; and shows that he has done his work on earth with acceptance, which he came about; and therefore is set down at his Father's right hand, where he enjoys rest and ease from his labours, and is out of the reach of every enemy; will never die again, but live for ever, to intercede for his people, to assist and protect them, and bring them where he is; and in whom, as their head and representative, they are already set down in the same heavenly places.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. in Christ—as our "first-fruits" of the resurrection, and Head, in virtue of God's mighty working in whom His power to us-ward is made possible and actual [Alford].

when he raised him—"in that He raised Him." The raising of Christ is not only an earnest of our bodies being hereafter raised, but has a spiritual power in it involving (by virtue of our living union with Him, as members with the Head) the resurrection, spiritually of the believer's soul now, and, consequently, of his body hereafter (Ro 6:8-11; 8:11). The Son, too, as God (though not as man), had a share in raising His own human body (Joh 2:19; 10:17, 18). Also the Holy Spirit (Ro 1:4; 1Pe 3:18).

set him—Greek, "made Him sit." The glorious spirits stand about the throne of God, but they do not sit at God's right hand (Heb 1:13).

at his own right hand—(Ps 110:1). Where He remains till all His enemies have been put under His feet (1Co 15:24). Being appointed to "rule in the midst of His enemies" during their rebellion (Ps 110:2), He shall resign His commission after their subjection [Pearson] (Mr 16:19; Heb 1:3; 10:12).

in the heavenly places—(Eph 1:3). As Christ has a literal body, heaven is not merely a state, but a place; and where He is, there His people shall be (Joh 14:3).

Ephesians 1:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
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, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.…
Cross References
Psalm 110:1
Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."

Daniel 7:14
He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

Matthew 28:18
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Mark 16:19
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.

Acts 2:24
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

Acts 2:32
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.

Ephesians 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Ephesians 2:6
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 4:10
He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)

Colossians 1:16
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
Treasury of Scripture

Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

he wrought.

Ephesians 2:5,6 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, …

Romans 6:5-11 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, …

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

when.

Psalm 16:9-11 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also …

John 10:18,30 No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power …

Acts 2:24-33 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because …

Acts 4:10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by …

Acts 10:40 Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;

Acts 26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should …

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit …

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

and set.

Ephesians 4:8-10 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, …

Psalm 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make …

Matthew 22:43-45 He said to them, How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying…

Matthew 26:64 Jesus said to him, You have said: nevertheless I say to you, Hereafter …

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting on …

Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into …

John 17:1-5 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, …

Acts 2:34-36 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he said himself, …

Acts 5:31 Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, …

Acts 7:55,56 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into …

Romans 8:34 Who is he that comdemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that …

Colossians 3:1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, …

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for …

Hebrews 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, …

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

Revelation 5:11-14 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the …

heavenly. See on ver.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

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