Ephesians 3:16
New International Version
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

New Living Translation
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.

English Standard Version
that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

Berean Study Bible
I ask that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,

Berean Literal Bible
that He might give you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power by His Spirit in the inner man,

King James Bible
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

New King James Version
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

New American Standard Bible
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner self,

NASB 1995
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,

NASB 1977
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man;

Amplified Bible
May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality],

Christian Standard Bible
I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit,

American Standard Version
that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory to be confirmed by power in his Spirit, that in your inner person,

Contemporary English Version
God is wonderful and glorious. I pray that his Spirit will make you become strong followers

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man,

English Revised Version
that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;

Good News Translation
I ask God from the wealth of his glory to give you power through his Spirit to be strong in your inner selves,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm asking God to give you a gift from the wealth of his glory. I pray that he would give you inner strength and power through his Spirit.

International Standard Version
I pray that he would give you, according to his glorious riches, strength in your inner being and power through his Spirit,

Literal Standard Version
that He may give to you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened through His Spirit with might, in regard to the inner man,

NET Bible
I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person,

New Heart English Bible
that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person;

Weymouth New Testament
to grant you--in accordance with the wealth of His glorious perfections--to be strengthened by His Spirit with power penetrating to your inmost being.

World English Bible
that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;

Young's Literal Translation
that He may give to you, according to the riches of His glory, with might to be strengthened through His Spirit, in regard to the inner man,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Prayer for the Ephesians
15from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I ask that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Then you, being rooted and grounded in love,…

Cross References
Romans 7:22
For in my inner being I delight in God's law.

Romans 9:23
What if He did this to make the riches of His glory known to the vessels of His mercy, whom He prepared in advance for glory--

1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9
But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

Ephesians 1:18
I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 3:8
Though I am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,


Treasury of Scripture

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

according.

Ephesians 3:8
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Ephesians 1:7,18
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; …

Ephesians 2:7
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

to be.

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

Job 23:6
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

Psalm 28:8
The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

the inner.

Jeremiah 31:33
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Romans 2:29
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Romans 7:22
For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:









(16) To be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.--From the Father, as the source of all life and being, St. Paul passes on to the Spirit, "proceeding from the Father," as the giver of life to men. His prayer here, as in Ephesians 1:17, is for the gift of the Spirit, but under some difference of aspect. There the prayer is for illumination, here for strength to grasp the mystery, to be rooted in love, and be filled up to the fulness of God. Accordingly, there the inner man is represented only by the "eyes of the heart;" here (as in Romans 7:22; 2Corinthians 4:16) we hear of the "inner man" in his entirety, including all faculties--intellectual, emotional, moral--which make up his spiritual nature. And St. Paul emphasises this prayer very strikingly by asking that the gift may be "according to the riches of His glory," unlimited as the illimitable glory of the Divine Nature itself. Moreover, a greater closeness of communion is clearly indicated here. For light is a gift from without; strength comes from an indwelling power, making itself perfect in weakness, and continually growing from grace to grace.

Verse 16. - That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory. The standard or measure of the Divine giving is brought into view. "Riches of his glory" is a more emphatic expression than "glorious riches," though substantially the same in meaning. God's standard of giving is liberal, bountiful, overflowing. An image of the riches of his glory is seen in the starry heavens, which proclaim at once the vast riches and surpassing glory of God. Or in the beautiful appearance of an autumn sunset, where the whole sky is flecked with clouds brightened into a sea of glory. In prayer, it is both useful for ourselves and glorifying to God to recognize his bountifulness - to remember that he gives us a King (2 Samuel 24:23). To be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. The inner man is the seat of influence, but with us it is the scat of spiritual feebleness. Most men may contrive to order their outward conduct suitably; but who has control of the inner man? Faith, trust, humility, love, patience, and the like graces which belong to the inner man, are what we are weakest in, and what we have least power to make strong. In this very region it is sought that the Ephesians might be strengthened with might by the Spirit. The gift of the Spirit is available for this very purpose for all that ask him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[ I pray ] that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

out of
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

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

riches
πλοῦτος (ploutos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4149: From the base of pletho; wealth, i.e. money, possessions, or abundance, richness, valuable bestowment.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

glory
δόξης (doxēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

He may
δῷ (dō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

strengthen
κραταιωθῆναι (krataiōthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's 2901: To strengthen, confirm; pass: I grow strong, become strong. From krataios; to empower, i.e. increase in vigor.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

with power
δυνάμει (dynamei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

Spirit
Πνεύματος (Pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

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

inner
ἔσω (esō)
Adverb
Strong's 2080: Within, inside, with verbs either of rest or of motion; prep: within, to within, inside. From eis; inside.

being,
ἄνθρωπον (anthrōpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.


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