Ephesians 3:18

18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

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Ephesians 3:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
ESV
18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
NLT
18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
MSG
18 you'll be able to take in with all Christians the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights!
CSB
18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth [of God's love],

Ephesians 3:18 Meaning and Commentary

Ephesians 3:18

May be able to comprehend with all saints
This is the end of their being rooted and grounded in love, that they, together with the rest of the saints interested in it, might have a larger and more comprehensive view of

what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
not of God himself, who is incomprehensible by finite minds, and is not to be found out to perfection; see ( Job 11:7-9 ) but either of the great mystery of salvation, particularly the mystery of the calling of the Gentiles mentioned in the beginning of the chapter; or of the spiritual building, the church, the dimensions of which are given, ( Revelation 21:15 Revelation 21:16 ) or rather of the love of God, which in its length reaches from one eternity to another; in its breadth to all the elect, in all ages, places, and nations; and in its depth to saints in the lowest state of life; and in its height to bring them to an exalted state in glory.

Ephesians 3:18 In-Context

16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ephesians 1:15
  • 2. Job 11:8,9; Psalms 103:11
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