New American Standard Bible
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,
King James Bible
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is in you, and the love which ye have towards all the saints,
World English Bible
For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,
Young's Literal Translation
Because of this I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love to all the saints,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wherefore, I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus - This is one of the passages usually relied on by those who suppose that this Epistle was not written to the Ephesians. The argument is, that he writes to them as if they were strangers to him, and that it is not language such as would be used in addressing a people among whom he had spent three years; see the introduction, section 5. But this inference is not conclusive. Paul had been some years absent from Ephesus when this Epistle was written. In the difficult communication in those times between distant places, it is not to be supposed that he would hear often from them. Perhaps he had heard nothing after the time when he bade farewell to the elders of Ephesus at Miletus Acts 20, until the time here referred to. It would be, therefore, a matter of great interest with him to hear from them; and when in some way intelligence was brought to him at Rome of a very gratifying character about their growth in piety, he says that his anxiety was relieved, and that he did not cease to give thanks for what he had heard, and to commend them to God in prayer.
LibraryThe Earnest and the Inheritance
'The earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession.'--Eph. i. 14. I have dealt with a portion of this verse in conjunction with the fragment of another in this chapter. I tried to show you how much the idea of the mutual possession of God by the believing soul, and of the believing soul by God, was present to the Apostle's thoughts in this context. These two ideas are brought into close juxtaposition in the verse before us, for, as you will see if you use the Revised …
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solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus:
may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;
because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints;
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