New American Standard Bible
And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,
King James Bible
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Darby Bible Translation
and has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the assembly,
World English Bible
He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly,
Young's Literal Translation
and all things He did put under his feet, and did give him -- head over all things to the assembly,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And hath put all things under his feet - See the notes at 1 Corinthians 15:27.
And gave him to be the head over all things - Appointed him to be the supreme ruler.
To the church - With reference to the church, or for ira benefit and welfare: see the notes or, John 17:2. The universe is under his control and direction for the welfare of his people.
(1) all the elements - the physical works of God - the winds and waves - the seas and rivers - all are under him, and all are to be made tributary to the welfare of the church.
(2) earthly kings and rulers; kingdoms and nations are under his control. Thus far Christ has controlled all the wicked rulers of the earth, and they have not been able to destroy that church which he redeemed with his own blood.
(4) fallen angels are under his control, and shall not be able to injure or destroy the church. See the notes at Matthew 16:18. The church, therefore, is safe. All the great powers of heaven, earth, and hell, are made subject to its Head and King; and no weapon that is formed against it shall prosper.
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You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,
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."
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:27
For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him.
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.
He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
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