Ephesians 5:20
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New International Version
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

New Living Translation
And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

English Standard Version
giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

New American Standard Bible
always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

King James Bible
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

International Standard Version
you will consistently give thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah;

NET Bible
always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be giving thanks always for the sake of every person in the name of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah to God The Father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Always thank God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
giving thanks always for all things unto the God and Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

King James 2000 Bible
Giving thanks always for all things unto God, even the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

American King James Version
Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

American Standard Version
giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father:

Darby Bible Translation
giving thanks at all times for all things to him [who is] God and [the] Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

English Revised Version
giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

Webster's Bible Translation
Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Weymouth New Testament
Always and for everything let your thanks to God the Father be presented in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

World English Bible
giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;

Young's Literal Translation
giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the God and Father;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:15-21 Another remedy against sin, is care, or caution, it being impossible else to maintain purity of heart and life. Time is a talent given us by God, and it is misspent and lost when not employed according to his design. If we have lost our time heretofore, we must double our diligence for the future. Of that time which thousands on a dying bed would gladly redeem at the price of the whole world, how little do men think, and to what trifles they daily sacrifice it! People are very apt to complain of bad times; it were well if that stirred them more to redeem time. Be not unwise. Ignorance of our duty, and neglect of our souls, show the greatest folly. Drunkenness is a sin that never goes alone, but carries men into other evils; it is a sin very provoking to God. The drunkard holds out to his family and to the world the sad spectacle of a sinner hardened beyond what is common, and hastening to perdition. When afflicted or weary, let us not seek to raise our spirits by strong drink, which is hateful and hurtful, and only ends in making sorrows more felt. But by fervent prayer let us seek to be filled with the Spirit, and to avoid whatever may grieve our gracious Comforter. All God's people have reason to sing for joy. Though we are not always singing, we should be always giving thanks; we should never want disposition for this duty, as we never want matter for it, through the whole course of our lives. Always, even in trials and afflictions, and for all things; being satisfied of their loving intent, and good tendency. God keeps believers from sinning against him, and engages them to submit one to another in all he has commanded, to promote his glory, and to fulfil their duties to each other.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - Giving thanks always for all things; this being not only a most Christian duty, but an excellent way to keep the heart in good tone, to keep up happy feelings - the duty not being occasional, but "always," and not for things prima facto agreeable only, but "for all things" (see Job 2:10; Romans 8:28). In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father. God the Father is the proper Object of thanksgiving, as of prayer generally; but the thanks are to be given in the Name of Christ. That is, through him who has brought in the economy of grace, whereby for wrath we get blessing, for suffering we get reward, for misery glory; whereby, in short, the whole aspect of life is brightened, and even the greatest trials and sorrows turned into real blessings.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Giving thanks always for all things,.... For things temporal, for our beings, and the preservation of them, and for all the mercies of life; for things spiritual, for Christ, and for all spiritual blessings in him; for electing, redeeming, sanctifying, adopting, pardoning, and justifying grace; for a meetness for heaven, and for eternal life itself; for the Gospel, promises, truths, ordinances, and ministry; and this is to be done always, at all times, in times of adversity, desertion, temptation, affliction, and persecution, as well as in prosperity:

unto God, and the Father; to God who is, and as he is the Father of mercies, and of all creatures; and as he is the Father of Christ, and of all the elect in him:

in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; for all the mercies of God's people, both temporal and spiritual, come through him, and for his sake; and thanksgivings for them are only acceptable to God as they are offered up by him; nor is there any other way of bringing them to God, but through him: this duty, as it stands connected with the former, shows that praise and thanksgiving are the principal subject matter of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, to be sung; and that the manner of singing is with thanksgiving; and that the end of it is to give thanks to God.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. thanks … for all things—even for adversities; also for blessings, unknown as well as known (Col 3:17; 1Th 5:18).

unto God and the Father—the Fountain of every blessing in Creation, Providence, Election, and Redemption.

Lord Jesus Christ—by whom all things, even distresses, become ours (Ro 8:35, 37; 1Co 3:20-23).

Ephesians 5:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
Children of Light
19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
Cross References
Psalm 34:1
Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

1 Corinthians 15:24
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.

Ephesians 5:4
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
Treasury of Scripture

Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

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Ephesians 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not …

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I …

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Isaiah 63:7 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises …

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that …

1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which …

Philippians 1:3 I thank my God on every remembrance of you,

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

Colossians 1:11,12 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to …

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy …

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

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John 14:13,14 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father …

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …

John 16:23-26 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to …

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, …

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

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