Ephesians 1:21
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English Standard Version
far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

King James Bible
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

American Standard Version
far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Above all principality, and power, and virtue, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.

English Revised Version
far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Webster's Bible Translation
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Weymouth New Testament
high above all other government and authority and power and dominion, and every title of sovereignty used either in this Age or in the Age to come.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Far above (ὑπεράνω)

Lit., over above. See on Ephesians 1:19. Connect with made Him to sit.

Principality, power, etc.

These words usually refer to angelic powers; either good, as Ephesians 3:10; Colossians 1:16; Colossians 2:10; or bad, as Ephesians 6:12; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Colossians 2:15; or both, as Romans 8:38. See on Colossians 1:16; see on Colossians 2:15. Here probably good, since the passage relates to Christ's exaltation to glory rather than to His victory over evil powers.

And every name that is named

And has a collective and summary force - and in a word. Every name, etc. Whatever a name can be given to. "Let any name be uttered, whatever it is, Christ is above it; is more exalted than that which the name so uttered affirms" (Meyer). Compare Philippians 2:9. "We know that the emperor precedes all, though we cannot enumerate all the ministers of his court: so we know that Christ is placed above all, although we cannot name all" (Bengel).

Not only in this world, etc.

Connect with which is named. For world (αἰῶνι), see on John 1:9.

Ephesians 1:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

above.

Philippians 2:9,10 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name...

Colossians 2:10 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Hebrews 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

principality.

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...

Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven...

Romans 8:38,39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come...

Colossians 1:15,16 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature...

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.

every.

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

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name...

Revelation 19:12,13 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself...

in that.

Matthew 25:31-36 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

John 5:25-29 Truly, truly, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God...

Hebrews 2:5 For to the angels has he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

Revelation 20:10-15 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are...

Cross References
Matthew 12:32
And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Romans 8:38
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

Ephesians 2:2
in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience--

Ephesians 3:10
so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Philippians 2:9
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

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