New International Version
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
King James Bible
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Darby Bible Translation
giving thanks at all times for all things to him [who is] God and [the] Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
World English Bible
giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;
Young's Literal Translation
giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the God and Father;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Giving thanks always - God is continually loading you with his benefits; you deserve nothing of his kindness; therefore give him thanks for his unmerited bounties.
God and the Father - That is: God, who is your Father, and the Father of mercies. See the observations on the Greek article at the end of this epistle.
In the name of our Lord Jesus - He is the only mediator; and through him alone can ye approach to God; and it is for his sake only that God will hear your prayers or receive your praises.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryJanuary 1. "Redeeming the Time" (Eph. v. 16).
"Redeeming the time" (Eph. v. 16). Two little words are found in the Greek version here. They are translated "ton kairon" in the revised version, "Buying up for yourselves the opportunity." The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity. They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point of time, a juncture, a crisis, a moment full of possibilities and quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away. It is intimated that there are not …
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Redeeming the Time
Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.
1 Corinthians 15:24
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
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