New Living Translation
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.
King James Bible
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Darby Bible Translation
that the Christ may dwell, through faith, in your hearts, being rooted and founded in love,
World English Bible
that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
Young's Literal Translation
that the Christ may dwell through the faith in your hearts, in love having been rooted and founded,
Ephesians 3:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:17 Dwell - That is, constantly and sensibly abide.
LibraryThe Paradox of Love's Measure
The breadth, and length, and depth, and height.'--Eph. iii. 18. Of what? There can, I think, be no doubt as to the answer. The next clause is evidently the continuation of the idea begun in that of our text, and it runs: 'And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.' It is the immeasurable measure, then; the boundless bounds and dimensions of the love of Christ which fire the Apostle's thoughts here. Of course, he had no separate idea in his mind attaching to each of these measures …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Climax of all Prayer
Love Unknowable and Known
Measureless Power and Endless Glory
Jesus replied, "All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)
And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God.
1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.
Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.
But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God's servant to proclaim it.
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