New American Standard Bible
which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
King James Bible
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Darby Bible Translation
in which he wrought in the Christ in raising him from among the dead, and he set him down at his right hand in the heavenlies,
World English Bible
which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,
Young's Literal Translation
which He wrought in the Christ, having raised him out of the dead, and did set him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Which he wrought in Christ - Which he exerted in relation to the Lord Jesus when he was dead. The "power" which was then exerted was as great as that of creation. It was imparting life to a cold and "mangled" frame. It was to open again the arteries and veins, and teach the heart to beat and the lungs to heave. It was to diffuse vital warmth through the rigid muscles, and to communicate to the body the active functions of life. It is impossible to conceive of a more direct exertion of "power" than in raising up the dead; and there is no more striking illustration of the nature of conversion than in such a resurrection.
And set him at his own right hand - The idea is, that great power was displayed by this, and that a similar exhibition is made when man is renewed and exalted to the high honor of being made an heir of God. On the fact that Jesus was received to the right hand of God, see the notes at Mark 16:19; compare the notes at Acts 2:33.
In the heavenly places - see the notes at Ephesians 1:3. The phrase here evidently means in heaven itself.
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'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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Wisdom and Revelation.
A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet."
"And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
"But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.
"This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
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