Ephesians 5:27
New International Version
and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

New Living Translation
He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.

English Standard Version
so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

Berean Study Bible
and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.

Berean Literal Bible
so that He might present to Himself the church in glory, not having spot or wrinkle or any of the such things, but that it would be holy and blameless.

New American Standard Bible
that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

King James Bible
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Christian Standard Bible
He did this to present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.

Contemporary English Version
Christ did this, so he would have a glorious and holy church, without faults or spots or wrinkles or any other flaws.

Good News Translation
in order to present the church to himself in all its beauty--pure and faultless, without spot or wrinkle or any other imperfection.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.

International Standard Version
and might present the church to himself in all its glory, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind, but holy and without fault.

NET Bible
so that he may present the church to himself as glorious--not having a stain or wrinkle, or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.

New Heart English Bible
that he might present the church to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he shall establish the church for himself without blemish or wrinkle, neither any such things whatsoever, but it will be holy and without defect.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he could present it to himself as a glorious church, without any kind of stain or wrinkle-holy and without faults.

New American Standard 1977
that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that he might present her glorious for himself, a congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

King James 2000 Bible
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

American King James Version
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

American Standard Version
that he might present the church to himself a glorious church , not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any; such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish.

Darby Bible Translation
that he might present the assembly to himself glorious, having no spot, or wrinkle, or any of such things; but that it might be holy and blameless.

English Revised Version
that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Webster's Bible Translation
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Weymouth New Testament
that He might present the Church to Himself a glorious bride, without spot or wrinkle or any other defect, but to be holy and unblemished.

World English Bible
that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Young's Literal Translation
that he might present it to himself the assembly in glory, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished;
Study Bible
Wives and Husbands
26to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.…
Cross References
Song of Solomon 4:7
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; in you there is no flaw.

2 Corinthians 4:14
knowing that the One who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in His presence.

2 Corinthians 11:2
I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. For I promised you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

Ephesians 1:4
For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love

Colossians 1:22
But now He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence--

Revelation 14:4
These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been redeemed from among men as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

Treasury of Scripture

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

he.

2 Corinthians 4:14
Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Colossians 1:22,28
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: …

glorious.

Psalm 45:13
The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

Psalm 87:3
Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

Isaiah 60:15-20
Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations…

not.

Song of Solomon 4:7
Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

Hebrews 9:14
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

1 Peter 1:19
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

but.

Ephesians 1:4
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Colossians 1:22,28
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: …







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

present
παραστήσῃ (parastēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3936: Or prolonged paristano from para and histemi; to stand beside, i.e. to exhibit, proffer, recommend, substantiate; or to be at hand, aid.

her
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 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.

to Himself
ἑαυτῷ (heautō)
Reflexive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

as a glorious
ἔνδοξον (endoxon)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1741: Highly esteemed, splendid, glorious. From en and doxa; in glory, i.e. Splendid, noble.

church,
ἐκκλησίαν (ekklēsian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1577: From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation.

without
ἔχουσαν (echousan)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

stain
σπίλον (spilon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4696: A spot, fault, stain, blemish. Of uncertain derivation; a stain or blemish, i.e. defect, disgrace.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

wrinkle
ῥυτίδα (rhytida)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4512: A wrinkle; fig: a spiritual defect, flaw. From rhoumai; a fold, i.e. A wrinkle.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

any
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

such [blemish],
τοιούτων (toioutōn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

holy
ἁγία (hagia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

blameless.
ἄμωμος (amōmos)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 299: Blameless, without blemish, unblemished, faultless. Unblemished.
(27) That he might present it to himself.--The original is more emphatic--that He might Himself present it to Himself. This presentation belonged usually to the "paranymph," or "friend of the bridegroom, to whom St. John Baptist compares himself in John 3:29 (where see Note); St. Paul himself assumes that office in 2Corinthians 11:2, "I have espoused (or rather, betrothed) you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ." Here, however, all is of Christ. He, as Paranymph, comes down to seek and to save His Bride; He, as Bridegroom, receives her in His heavenly home.

A glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle . . .--Properly, (that He might present) the Church as glorious, not having a spot (i.e., a stain on its purity), or a wrinkle (i.e., a defect in its beauty and freshness of life); but that it may be holy (not merely consecrated to holiness) and without blemish (as He is without blemish). On these last words see Note on Ephesians 1:4. They are most commonly sacrificial, corresponding (see Colossians 1:22) to the sacrificial use of the word "present." Here, however, they are seen clearly to have reference to the nuptial metaphor by what goes before.

In all this we have a picture which properly belongs to the Church in glory, and which is fully drawn out under the same metaphor as Revelation 19:7-9; Revelation 21:2; Revelation 21:9-10; for only in it can the description be fully realised. In capacity and promise it belongs to the whole Church militant; in reality, but in imperfection, to the Church invisible on earth; in absolute perfection to the Church triumphant in heaven.

Verse 27. - That he might present to himself the Church glorious. The ultimate end, to which ver. 26 is introductory. Christ both gives and takes the bride; he presents her to himself - the day of his espousals being in the state of glory (Revelation 21:2), and all the training of this life being designed to fit her for that condition. She becomes glorious at last through assimilation to himself (2 Corinthians 3:18; John 17:22). Not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing. The idea is that of a body perfectly free from blemish, typical of a soul perfectly delivered from sin - of a character perfected in all grace and goodness. But that it should be holy and without blemish. The same truth expressed in positive form, which in the preceding clause is expressed in the negative. Nothing could more clearly denote perfection of character - the full development of the character with whatever of variety may arise from differences in natural gifts and constitution, or convey a more glorious idea of the destiny of redeemed humanity. To be, as it were, the bride of Christ is a high destiny in point of condition; but it would be miserable if character did not tally with condition; this agreement, however, is secured, for the Church is to be holy and without blemish. 5:22-33 The duty of wives is, submission to their husbands in the Lord, which includes honouring and obeying them, from a principle of love to them. The duty of husbands is to love their wives. The love of Christ to the church is an example, which is sincere, pure, and constant, notwithstanding her failures. Christ gave himself for the church, that he might sanctify it in this world, and glorify it in the next, that he might bestow on all his members a principle of holiness, and deliver them from the guilt, the pollution, and the dominion of sin, by those influences of the Holy Spirit, of which baptismal water was the outward sign. The church and believers will not be without spot or wrinkle till they come to glory. But those only who are sanctified now, shall be glorified hereafter. The words of Adam, mentioned by the apostle, are spoken literally of marriage; but they have also a hidden sense in them, relating to the union between Christ and his church. It was a kind of type, as having resemblance. There will be failures and defects on both sides, in the present state of human nature, yet this does not alter the relation. All the duties of marriage are included in unity and love. And while we adore and rejoice in the condescending love of Christ, let husbands and wives learn hence their duties to each other. Thus the worst evils would be prevented, and many painful effects would be avoided.
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