Ephesians 1:19
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English Standard Version
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might

King James Bible
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

American Standard Version
and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might

Douay-Rheims Bible
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power towards us, who believe according to the operation of the might of his power,

English Revised Version
and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might

Webster's Bible Translation
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Weymouth New Testament
and what the transcendent greatness of His power in us believers as seen in the working of His infinite might

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Vincent's Word Studies

Exceeding (ὑπερβάλλον)

Compounds with ὑπέρ over, beyond, are characteristic of Paul's intensity of style, and mark the struggle of language with the immensity of the divine mysteries, and the opulence of the divine grace. See Ephesians 1:21; Ephesians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 4:17, etc.

According to the working of His mighty power (κατὰ τὴν ἐνέργειαν τοῦ κράτους τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ)

The A.V. frequently impairs the force of a passage by combining into a single conception two words which represent distinct ideas; translating two nouns by an adjective and a noun. Thus Philippians 3:21, vile body, glorious body, for body of humiliation, body of glory: Romans 8:21, glorious liberty, for liberty of the glory: 2 Corinthians 4:4, glorious gospel, for gospel of the glory: Colossians 1:11, glorious power, for power of the glory: 1 Peter 1:14, obedient children, for children of obedience: 2 Peter 2:14, cursed children, for children of cursing. So here, mighty power, for strength of might. The idea is thus diluted, and the peculiar force and distinction of the separate words is measurably lost. Rev., correctly, working of the strength of His might. For working, see on Colossians 1:29. For strength and might, see on 2 Peter 2:11; see on John 1:12. Strength (κράτους) is used only of God, and denotes relative and manifested power. Might (ἰσχύος) is indwelling strength. Working (ἐνέργειαν) is the active, efficient manifestation of these. Hence we have here God's indwelling power, which inheres in the divine nature (strength); the relative quality or measure of this power (might); and the efficient exertion of the divine quality (working). The phrase, according to the working of the strength, etc., is to be connected with the exceeding greatness of His power. The magnitude of God's power toward believers is known in the operation of the strength of His might.

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exceeding.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 3:7,20 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power...

Psalm 110:2,3 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the middle of your enemies...

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first...

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God...

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance...

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Why also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness...

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

his mighty. Gr. the might of his.

Cross References
Ephesians 3:7
Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power.

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Philippians 3:21
who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

Colossians 1:29
For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

1 Peter 4:11
whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies--in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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