Ephesians 4:6
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New International Version
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

New Living Translation
and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.

English Standard Version
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Berean Study Bible
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Berean Literal Bible
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

New American Standard Bible
one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

King James Bible
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

International Standard Version
one God and Father of all, who is above all, through all, and in all.

NET Bible
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

New Heart English Bible
one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And One is God The Father of all, and over all, and with all and in us all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
one God and Father of all, who is over everything, through everything, and in everything.

New American Standard 1977
one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Jubilee Bible 2000
one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all, and in you all.

King James 2000 Bible
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

American King James Version
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

American Standard Version
one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all.

Darby Bible Translation
one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all.

English Revised Version
one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.

Webster's Bible Translation
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Weymouth New Testament
and one God and Father of all, who rules over all, acts through all, and dwells in all.

World English Bible
one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in us all.

Young's Literal Translation
one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in you all,
Study Bible
Unity in the Body
5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7Now to each one of us grace has been given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:4
"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!

Malachi 2:10
"Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?

Romans 11:36
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.

1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we exist. And there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we exist.

1 Corinthians 12:6
There are different ways of working, but the same God works all things in all men.
Treasury of Scripture

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

God.

Ephesians 6:23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father …

Numbers 16:22 And they fell on their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits …

Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and …

Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? has not one God created us? why do we …

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, …

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my …

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

1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which …

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

Galatians 4:3-7 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements …

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

who.

Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and …

Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, …

1 Chronicles 29:11,12 Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and …

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Isaiah 40:11-17,21-23 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

Jeremiah 10:10-13 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting …

Daniel 4:34,35 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes to …

Daniel 5:18-23 O you king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, …

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom …

Revelation 4:8-11 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they …

and in.

Ephesians 2:22 In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted …

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, If a man love me, he will keep my …

John 17:26 And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it: that …

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are …

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

1 John 4:12-15 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells …

(6) One God and Father of all.--Necessarily, through the Son, we pass to the Father (as the Lord Himself invariably teaches us to do), since He is (to use the old Greek expression) "the fount of Deity." He is said to be the "Father of all." We cannot limit this universal Fatherhood; although, undoubtedly, the context shows that the immediate reference is to those who are His children by adoption in Jesus Christ. The Church is essentially Catholic, inheriting by special gift what is the birthright of all humanity; incapable of perfection till all be drawn into that closer sonship, yet having neither right nor desire to deny that outside her pale at any moment the wider Fatherhood of God extends.

Who is above all, and through all, and in you all.--The word "you" has little authority; many MSS. and commentaries have "us." But the best MSS. and authorities omit both, as probably early glosses of explanation which have crept into the text. Accordingly, the word "all" throughout must be taken, as above, as applying to all God's rational creatures, made in His image (and indeed, in a lower sense, even to all His creatures), but especially and properly to the members of Christ's Church. In the three-fold sentence many ancient and modern interpreters trace a reference to the Holy Trinity. But, strictly speaking, this cannot be, as the passage expressly points to the Father; although, in virtue of the eternal unity of the Godhead, it may be true that in the expression "through all" and "in all" we trace those manifestations of the Father which are especially made through the Son and by the Holy Spirit. Hence we must refer all properly to the ultimate conception of God the Father; as "above all" in the sovereignty of His will, since to work out "His pleasure they are and were created," and His will becomes to them the "law eternal;" as "through all" in the diffusive power of the forces--physical, moral, and spiritual--by which the world of nature, still more the world of man, most of all the society of Christians, are swayed as wholes; and "in all" by the indwelling of God in the individual for creation, sustentation, regeneration, which is the breath of life--both the physical and spiritual life. (This individuality, and the especial reference to Christians, are marked by the very natural gloss "us," or "you," in this clause.)

One God and Father of all,.... That there is but one God is the voice of nature and of revelation; and may be concluded from the perfections of deity, for there can be but one eternal, infinite, immense, omnipotent, all-sufficient, perfect, and independent Being; and from one first cause of all things, and the relations he stands in to his creatures: there is but one God, who is truly, and really, and properly God, in opposition to all nominal and figurative deities, and which are not gods by nature, and to the fictitious deities and idols of the nations; and there is but one God of Jews and Gentiles; nor is the unity of the Godhead inconsistent with a trinity of persons in it: and this one God is the Father of all; the Father of all mercies, and of all spirits, both angels and souls of men; and he is the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and of all the elect in him: and seeing that they have all one covenant God and Father, who has predestinated them to the adoption of children, and who has put them among the children, and adopted them into his family, and stand in the same relation to him, and enjoy the same privileges, they ought to love as brethren:

who is above all; which may denote the superior excellency of his nature, not above his Son and Spirit, who are of the same nature with him, but above angels and men; and the extensiveness of his government, over all creatures in general, and over his church and people in particular:

and through all; the Arabic version renders it, "taking care of all"; which may have respect to his providence, which is either universal, and reaches to all creatures his hands have made; or special, and concerns his own chosen people, who belong to his family, and to whom he stands in the relation of a covenant God and Father: or this clause may refer to the perfections of his nature, which appear through the whole of the salvation of all the chosen ones; as his wisdom, love, grace, mercy, justice, holiness, truth, and faithfulness:

and in you all; which is to be understood, not of his being in his creatures, by his powerful presence, which is everywhere supporting them; but of the gracious union there is between him and his people, and of his gracious inhabitation in them by his Spirit. The Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions, the Complutensian edition, and some copies, read, "in us all"; and the Alexandrian copy, and the Ethiopic version, read only, "in all". 6. above—"over all." The "one God over all" (in His sovereignty and by His grace) is the grand source and crowning apex of unity (Eph 2:19, end).

through all—by means of Christ "who filleth all things" (Eph 4:10; 2:20, 21), and is "a propitiation" for all men (1Jo 2:2).

in you all—The oldest manuscripts omit "you." Many of the oldest versions and Fathers and old manuscripts read, "in us all." Whether the pronoun be read or not, it must be understood (either from the "ye," Eph 4:4, or from the "us," Eph 4:7); for other parts of Scripture prove that the Spirit is not "in all" men, but only in believers (Ro 8:9, 14). God is "Father" both by generation (as Creator) and regeneration (Eph 2:10; Jas 1:17, 18; 1Jo 5:1).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.
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