Ephesians 3:18
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English Standard Version
may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

King James Bible
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

American Standard Version
may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth:

English Revised Version
may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

Webster's Bible Translation
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and highth.

Weymouth New Testament
as it is grasped by all God's people, of the breadth and length, the height and depth--

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Vincent's Word Studies

Rooted and grounded (ἐῤῥιζωμένοι καὶ τεθεμελιωμένοι)

Compare Colossians 2:7, and see note. Grounded or founded, from θεμέλιον foundation. The dwelling in Ephesians 3:17 would naturally suggest the foundation. Rooting and grounding are consequences of the strengthening of the Spirit and of Christ's indwelling.

In love

Standing first in the sentence and emphatic, as the fundamental principle of christian life and knowledge.

May be able (ἐξισχύσητε)

Rev., may be strong. This compound verb occurs only here. The preposition ἐξ has the force of fully or eminently. Ἱσχύς is strength embodied; inhering in organized power. Hence it is an advance on δυνάμει might in Ephesians 3:16 (see note). Paul prays that the inward might or virtue may issue in ability to grasp. Compare Luke 14:30 (note); Luke 16:3 (note); Acts 27:16 (note); James 5:16 (note).

Comprehend (καταλαβέσθαι)

To English readers this conveys the meaning understand. Rev., better, apprehend: grasp. See on John 1:5, and compare Philippians 3:12, Philippians 3:13.

Breadth, etc.

No special interpretations are to be given to these words. The general idea of vastness is expressed in these ordinary terms for dimension. Notice that the article is attached only to the first, breadth, all the rest being included under the one article; the intention being to exhibit the love of Christ in its entire dimension, and not to fix the mind on its constituent parts.

Ephesians 3:18 Parallel Commentaries

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able.

Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 1:18-23 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling...

Job 11:7-9 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection...

Psalm 103:11,12,17 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him...

Psalm 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written...

Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus...

Philippians 3:8-10 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord...

1 Timothy 1:14-16 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus...

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels...

Titus 2:13,14 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ...

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

with.

Ephesians 1:10,15 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven...

Deuteronomy 33:2,3 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir to them; he shined forth from mount Paran...

2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, O LORD God...

Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Psalm 132:9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints shout for joy.

Psalm 145:10 All your works shall praise you, O LORD; and your saints shall bless you.

Zechariah 14:5 And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal: yes, you shall flee...

2 Corinthians 13:13 All the saints salute you.

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints,

what.

Romans 10:3,11,12 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

Cross References
Job 11:8
It is higher than heaven--what can you do? Deeper than Sheol--what can you know?

Ephesians 1:15
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,

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