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Ephesians 3:18

18 may have strength to 1comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and 2height and depth,

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 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Cross References 2

  • 1. [John 1:5]
  • 2. Romans 8:39; [Job 11:8, 9]
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