Ephesians 4:5
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New International Version
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

New Living Translation
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

English Standard Version
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

New American Standard Bible
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

King James Bible
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

International Standard Version
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

NET Bible
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For THE LORD JEHOVAH is One, and the faith is one, and the baptism is one,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Jubilee Bible 2000
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

King James 2000 Bible
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

American King James Version
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

American Standard Version
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Douay-Rheims Bible
One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

Darby Bible Translation
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

English Revised Version
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Webster's Bible Translation
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Weymouth New Testament
There is but one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

World English Bible
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Young's Literal Translation
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:1-6 Nothing is pressed more earnestly in the Scriptures, than to walk as becomes those called to Christ's kingdom and glory. By lowliness, understand humility, which is opposed to pride. By meekness, that excellent disposition of soul, which makes men unwilling to provoke, and not easily to be provoked or offended. We find much in ourselves for which we can hardly forgive ourselves; therefore we must not be surprised if we find in others that which we think it hard to forgive. There is one Christ in whom all believers hope, and one heaven they are all hoping for; therefore they should be of one heart. They had all one faith, as to its object, Author, nature, and power. They all believed the same as to the great truths of religion; they had all been admitted into the church by one baptism, with water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, as the sign of regeneration. In all believers God the Father dwells, as in his holy temple, by his Spirit and special grace.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

One Lord,.... The Lord Jesus Christ, who, by right of creation, is Lord of all; and by right of marriage, and redemption, is the one and only Lord of his church and people; he has betrothed them to himself, and is their husband, and so their Lord, whom they are to worship and obey; he has redeemed them, he has bought them with the price of his blood, and therefore they are not their own, but his, and should glorify him both with their bodies and souls, which are his; he is the head of his body the church, the King of saints, and Father and master of the family named of him, and therefore they ought to agree among themselves, and not be many masters, and usurp a domination over one another. The Ethiopic version reads, "one God", but that is expressed in the following verse.

One faith; there is but one grace of faith; there are indeed different sorts of faith; there is the faith of miracles, and an historical, temporary faith, but there is but one true grace of faith; and which, though it is in different subjects, and its degrees and acts are various, yet as to its nature, it is like precious faith in all; and has the same author and object, Jesus Christ, and springs from the same cause, the free grace of God, and has equally in all everlasting salvation connected with it, and consequent upon it: and there is but one doctrine of faith; the Gospel is so called, because it consists of things to be believed, is the means of implanting faith, it proposes the object to be believed in, and requires the exercise of it upon it, and should be mixed with faith whenever heard. Now this is but one, and is all of a piece, and consistent with itself, and so should the professors of it be, and love one another in the faith.

One baptism, there were divers baptisms under the law, but there is but one baptism under the Gospel; for John's and Christ's are the same: there are, besides, figurative or metaphorical ones, which are so in an improper sense, as the baptism of the Spirit, and the baptism of blood, or of sufferings; but there is but one baptism, literally and properly so called, which is water baptism; and which is to be administered in one and the same way, by immersion in water; and on one and the same subjects, believers in Christ; and in one and the same name, the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and to be performed but once, when rightly administered.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. Similarly "faith" and "baptism" (the sacramental seal of faith) are connected (Mr 16:16; Col 2:12). Compare 1Co 12:13, "Faith" is not here that which we believe, but the act of believing, the mean by which we apprehend the "one Lord." "Baptism" is specified, being the sacrament whereby we are incorporated into the "one body." Not the Lord's Supper, which is an act of matured communion on the part of those already incorporate, "a symbol of union, not of unity" [Ellicott]. In 1Co 10:17, where a breach of union was in question, it forms the rallying point [Alford]. There is not added, "One pope, one council, one form of government" [Cautions for Times]. The Church is one in unity of faith (Eph 4:5; Jude 3); unity of origination (Eph 2:19-21): unity of sacraments (Eph 4:5; 1Co 10:17; 12:13): unity of "hope" (Eph 4:4; Tit 1:2); unity of charity (Eph 4:3): unity (not uniformity) of discipline and government: for where there is no order, no ministry with Christ as the Head, there is no Church [Pearson, Exposition of the Creed, Article IX].

Ephesians 4:5 Additional Commentaries
Unity in the Body
4There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

Ephesians 4:13
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

One Lord.

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has …

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

Romans 14:8,9 For whether we live, we live to the Lord; and whether we die, we …

1 Corinthians 1:2,13 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, …

1 Corinthians 12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to …

Philippians 3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency …

one faith.

Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge …

Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, …

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, …

Galatians 1:6,7 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into …

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

Titus 1:1,4 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according …

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you …

James 2:18 Yes, a man may say, You have faith, and I have works: show me your …

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

Jude 1:3,20 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common …

one baptism.

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

Romans 6:3,4 Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ …

1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be …

Galatians 3:26-28 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus…

Hebrews 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing …

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not …

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