Ephesians 2:18
New International Version
For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

New Living Translation
Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.

English Standard Version
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

Berean Study Bible
For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

New American Standard Bible
for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

King James Bible
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Christian Standard Bible
For through him we both have access in one spirit to the Father.

Contemporary English Version
And because of Christ, all of us can come to the Father by the same Spirit.

Good News Translation
It is through Christ that all of us, Jews and Gentiles, are able to come in the one Spirit into the presence of the Father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

International Standard Version
For through him, both of us have access to the Father by one Spirit.

NET Bible
so that through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

New Heart English Bible
For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because in him, we both have access by One Spirit to The Father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Jewish and non-Jewish people can go to the Father in one Spirit.

New American Standard 1977
for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

King James 2000 Bible
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

American King James Version
For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

American Standard Version
for through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For by him we have access both in one Spirit to the Father.

Darby Bible Translation
For through him we have both access by one Spirit to the Father.

English Revised Version
for through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
For through him we both have an access by one Spirit to the Father.

Weymouth New Testament
because it is through Him that Jews and Gentiles alike have access through one Spirit to the Father.

World English Bible
For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

Young's Literal Translation
because through him we have the access -- we both -- in one Spirit unto the Father.
Study Bible
One in Christ
17He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. 19Therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens of the saints and members of God’s household,…
Cross References
John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Romans 5:2
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in the hope of the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 12:13
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free, and we were all given one Spirit to drink.

Ephesians 3:12
In Him and through faith in Him we may enter God's presence with boldness and confidence.

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

Colossians 1:12
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.

Treasury of Scripture

For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

through.

Ephesians 3:12
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

John 10:7,9
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep…

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

by.

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

Ephesians 6:18
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Zechariah 12:10
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

the.

Ephesians 3:14
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

John 4:21-23
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father…







Lexicon
For
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

through
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

Him
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

we both have
ἔχομεν (echomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

access
προσαγωγὴν (prosagōgēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4318: Approach, access, admission. From prosago; admission.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατέρα (Patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

one
ἑνὶ (heni)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

Spirit.
Πνεύματι (Pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.
(18) For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.--In this verse the two meanings again unite. In the original the order is emphatic: "Through Him we have the access, both of us in one Spirit, to the Father." The greater idea of access to God is still prominent; but the lesser idea of union with each other in that access is still traceable as an undertone. "Access" is properly "the introduction" (used also in Ephesians 3:12; Romans 5:2), a technical word of presentation to a royal presence. So says Chrysostom, "We came not of ourselves, but He brought us in." The corresponding verb is found in 1Peter 3:18, "Christ also suffered for sins--the just for the unjust--that He might bring us to God." It will be noted that we have here one of the implicit declarations of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, so frequent in this Epistle. The unity of the whole Church, as united "to the Father," "through the Son," and "in the Spirit," is here summed up in one sentence, but with as much perfection and clearness as even when it is unfolded in the great passage below (Ephesians 4:4-6). The ultimate source of all doctrine on the subject is necessarily in the words of the Lord Himself. (See John 14-17, especially John 14:6; John 14:16-18; John 14:23-25; John 15:26; John 16:13-15; John 17:20-21.) For these are the "heavenly things"; and "no man hath ascended into heaven but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man who is in heaven" (John 3:12-13).

Verse 18. - For through him both of us have our access by one Spirit unto the Father. Further illustration of identity of position of Jews and Gentiles, and of the work of Christ in bringing it about. Subject of this verse, access to the Father; predicate, this access effected through Christ by the one Spirit. Our having access to the Father is assumed as a matter of spiritual experience; the converted Ephesians knew that in their prayers and other exercises they did really stand before God, and felt as children to a Father. How came this to pass? "Through him." Sinful men have not this privilege by nature; "Your iniquities have separated between you and your God" (Isaiah 59:2). They need a Mediator; Jesus is that Mediator; and through him, both Jews and Gentiles enjoy the privilege. But right of access is not enough; in approaching God and holding fellowship with him there must be some congeniality of soul, a fellow-feeling between God and the worshipper; this is effected through the same Spirit. Some render "in the same spirit, or disposition of mind." This is true, but not all the truth; for the question arises - How do we get this suitable disposition? And the answer is - It is wrought by the Holy Spirit. As the state of the soul in true intercourse with God is substantially the same in all, so it is brought by the same Holy Spirit. In fact, this verse is one of the characteristic texts of Ephesians, in which Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are brought together. 2:14-18 Jesus Christ made peace by the sacrifice of himself; in every sense Christ was their Peace, the author, centre, and substance of their being at peace with God, and of their union with the Jewish believers in one church. Through the person, sacrifice, and mediation of Christ, sinners are allowed to draw near to God as a Father, and are brought with acceptance into his presence, with their worship and services, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, as one with the Father and the Son. Christ purchased leave for us to come to God; and the Spirit gives a heart to come, and strength to come, and then grace to serve God acceptably.
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