|English Standard Version (© 2001)|
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
Young's Literal Translation
and what the exceeding greatness of His power to us who are believing, according to the working of the power of His might,
Ephesians 1:19 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
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.
Ephesians 1:19 Parallel CommentariesAccordance Believe Believers Exceeding Faith Great Greatness Immeasurable Infinite Mighty Power Strength Surpassing Towards Transcendent Unlimited Us-Ward WorkingAccordance Believe Believers Exceeding Faith Great Greatness Immeasurable Infinite Mighty Power Strength Surpassing Towards Transcendent Unlimited Us-Ward WorkingThe ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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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.