New International Version
This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church.
King James Bible
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Darby Bible Translation
This mystery is great, but *I* speak as to Christ, and as to the assembly.
World English Bible
This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.
Young's Literal Translation
this secret is great, and I speak in regard to Christ and to the assembly;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is a great mystery - Το μυστηριον τουτο μεγα εστιν· This mystery is great. Sacramentum hoc magnum est; this sacrament is great. - Vulgate. And on the evidence of this version the Church of Rome has made matrimony a sacrament, which, as they use it, is no meaning of the original. By mystery, here, we may understand a natural thing by which some spiritual matter is signified, which signification the Spirit of God alone can give. So, here, the creation and union of Adam and Eve, were intended, in the design of God, to point out the union of Christ and the Church: a union the most important that can be conceived; and therefore the apostle calls it a great mystery. See the observations at the end of this chapter, (Ephesians 5:33 (note)).
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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
"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
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