Ephesians 1:15-23 LEB

Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

15 Because of this I also, hearing of {your faith}a in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

References for Ephesians 1:15

    • e 1:15 - Literally "the according to you faith"
      16 do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention in my prayers,
      17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, {the glorious Father}b,c may give you a spirit of wisdomd and revelation in the knowledge of him

      References for Ephesians 1:17

        • f 1:17 - Literally "the Father of glory"
        • g 1:17 - *Here "glorious" is an attributive genitive
        • h 1:17 - *Or "spiritual wisdom" (with "wisdom" is an attributive genitive)
          18 (the eyes of your hearts having been enlightened), so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what [are] the riches of the glory of his inheritance among the saints,
          19 and what [is] the surpassing greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty strength
          20 which he has workede in Christ, raisingf him from the dead and seating [him]g at his right hand in the heavenly [places],

          References for Ephesians 1:20

            • i 1:20 - Some manuscripts have "he worked"
            • j 1:20 - *These participles are either means ("by raising ... and seating") or temporal ("when he raised ... and seated")
            • k 1:20 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
              21 above all rule and authority and power and lordship and every name named, not only in this age but also in the coming one,
              22 and he subjected all [things] under his feeth and gave him [as] head over all [things] to the church,

              References for Ephesians 1:22

                • l 1:22 - An allusion to Ps 8:6
                  23 which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all [things] in every [way].