Ephesians 2:22
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New International Version
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

New Living Translation
Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.

English Standard Version
In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

New American Standard Bible
in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

King James Bible
In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You also are being built together for God's dwelling in the Spirit.

International Standard Version
You, too, are being built in him, along with the others, into a place for God's Spirit to dwell.

NET Bible
in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
While you also are built by him for the dwelling of God in The Spirit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Through him you, also, are being built in the Spirit together with others into a place where God lives.

Jubilee Bible 2000
in whom ye also are being built together for the habitation of God in the Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
In whom you also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.

American King James Version
In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

American Standard Version
in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In whom you also are built together into an habitation of God in the Spirit.

Darby Bible Translation
in whom *ye* also are built together for a habitation of God in [the] Spirit.

English Revised Version
in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

Webster's Bible Translation
In whom ye also are built together, for a habitation of God through the Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
in whom you also are being built up together to become a fixed abode for God through the Spirit.

World English Bible
in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
in whom also ye are builded together, for a habitation of God in the Spirit.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:19-22 The church is compared to a city, and every converted sinner is free of it. It is also compared to a house, and every converted sinner is one of the family; a servant, and a child in God's house. The church is also compared to a building, founded on the doctrine of Christ; delivered by the prophets of the Old Testament, and the apostles of the New. God dwells in all believers now; they become the temple of God through the working of the blessed Spirit. Let us then ask if our hopes are fixed on Christ, according to the doctrine of his word? Have we devoted ourselves as holy temples to God through him? Are we habitations of God by the Spirit, are we spiritually-minded, and do we bring forth the fruits of the Spirit? Let us take heed not to grieve the holy Comforter. Let us desire his gracious presence, and his influences upon our hearts. Let us seek to discharge the duties allotted to us, to the glory of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - In whom ye also are builded together. Once more the vitalizing element - "in whom;" for this is better than "in which," inasmuch as this verse is substantially a reduplication of the preceding one, making special application of the same subject to the Ephesians. The person changes from the third to the second, to make emphatic that the Ephesians shared this great privilege. Their relations towards believing Jews and other believers in the Church were not accidental; they were "builded together," compacted into each other, and ought to work together towards God's great ends. For a habitation of God in the Spirit. Not many habitations, but one. The Church as a temple is the dwelling-place of God. Here he bestows his fullness, so that when the temple is completed it will exhibit, as fully as a created thing can, the manifold glory of God. "In the Spirit" in this verse corresponds to "in the Lord" in the previous one. The actual communication of Divine properties to finite beings is the work of the Third Person. In this verse, again, we find the three Persons of the Trinity: the temple is the habitation of the First Person; the source of its life and growth and symmetry is the Son; the actual up-building and glorifying of it is by the Spirit. This is the climax of privilege, and no contrast could be greater than that between the death in trespasses and sins with which the chapter begins, and this sublime temple, where God dwells and bestows his fullness, with which it ends.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In whom you also are builded together,.... As the church universal, so every particular church is a building that is compact together, in and upon Christ, as the church at Ephesus was: God is the builder of it; Christ is the foundation; true believers are the proper materials; the door, or entrance into it, is Christ, and faith in him; the ministers of the Gospel are pillars in it; the ordinances are its windows; its furniture is of various sorts, there are vessels of small, and of great quantity; and its provisions are large and entertaining. A church is a building compact together; it consists of many parts; and these are joined together, by agreement, and are knit and cemented in love; and being thus joined together, they are designed for social worship, and their great concern should be to edify one another. The phrase, "in whom", may either refer to the holy temple before spoken of, the church universal, of which a particular church is a part; or to Christ, who is the master builder, by whom they are built together, and the foundation on whom they are built, and the cornerstone in whom they meet and are united. And the end of their being thus built together is, for an habitation of God through the Spirit; which may be understood of God the Father, since he is distinguished from Christ, in whom, and from the Holy Spirit, through whom, they are built for this purpose, though not to the exclusion of either of them; for a particular church is an habitation of Father, Son, and Spirit: and it being the habitation of God, shows his great grace and condescension, and the great value and regard he has for it; and this makes it a desirable, delightful, and pleasant habitation to the saints; and hence it is a safe and a quiet one, and they are happy that dwell in it; and hither should souls come for the enjoyment of the divine presence: and whereas it is said to be such through the Spirit; hence it appears, that the Spirit is concerned with the other two persons in the building of it; and that hereby it becomes a spiritual house; and is, through his grace, a fit habitation for the holy God to dwell in; and that God dwells in his churches by his Spirit.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. are builded together—Translate, "are being builded together."

through—Greek, "in the Spirit." God, by His Spirit in believers, has them for His habitation (1Co 3:16, 17; 6:19; 2Co 6:16).

Ephesians 2:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Temple in the Lord
21in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, 22in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building.

1 Corinthians 3:16
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst?

2 Corinthians 6:16
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."

Ephesians 3:17
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
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1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost …

1 Peter 2:4,5 To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but …

1 John 3:24 And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. …

1 John 4:13,16 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has …

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