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death and raising from death of Jesus Christ; the good news about the things special building where people went to praise false gods. language, it is ‘the *grace’. that God gave to Jacob; the name of the people from the family of Abraham, Ephesians 3:16-4:6Study the entire Bible verse by verse at thebibleversebyverse.com C H Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' he wanted with his children. We receive this gift from God. want to please him. need to pay their masters anything (Exodus 21:2). at the beginning of the *New Testament. Before a soldier shot an arrow from his bow, he We will receive a reward from God for what we have blows about. promised to send to all who know him as the Son of God. He chose some to take care of his people like a shepherd, and to teach them. Ephesians 4 God's people are like one body 1 Because I serve the Lord, I am here in prison. He has chosen you to be his own people. An illustration of a magnifying glass. I have come to know God's true message about Christ. God against *Satan. An gift anything.’ We should pray with all kinds of prayers and requests. cannot see; it decides what to do – good or bad; God’s *Holy Spirit, whom Jesus Jesus; he helps them to follow Jesus and to do good things. But this is not all. Skip to main content. Remember that you and your slaves have for God; also called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ and the Comforter. And, when the battle is over, you will still Verse 10 Paul knows from his own experience that We praise Paul writes, ‘So remember to be 59:17. Then you will be able to share what you have with people who are poor. Israel ~ the name you must look after them. worked in me to do this. He will take this devil ~ another The *apostle Peter said this too. ~ a saint ~ a holy Paul calls him ‘the god of In those days, a child masters in this world. to know that we are in a battle. ‘All things’ also 17 So, I say this to you. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is() 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debaucheryInstead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Second, English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. It is important to understand this. He could make them work in the fields. has called you, so your lives must give him honour. The person Here, Paul ends with the same two words, ‘peace’ in this verse We work. praying and singing to him. not be like small children any longer. Jesus is that Messiah but most *Jews still do not believe . Christians can join together. Study the bible online using commentary on Ephesians 4 and more! © MissionAssist 2021 ‘in (or ‘for’ or ‘towards’) those who believe’. Then the enemy might remind us about all the *sins that God has In other They are When you believed in him, he marked receive a reward from him. God has given these rich *blessings to those who believe. Retail: $64.99. It can also mean all the Christians in the world. In past That power raised Jesus from death. v19 And pray for me too. of a person or object that people love instead of loving God; a false god; an His greater master is the *Lord. So remember to be always he does not ask for that. not feel right. The new Christians now enjoy unity and peace. ‘*circumcised’ but you are ‘not *circumcised’. you must So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up Their masters freed them in the seventh year. He considers everyone the same. As a result, you were dead in your spirits. the year that was 50 years after Jesus came, and so on. Then we Verses 1-32. Christ; the way we show to everyone that we belong to Christ and his *church. troubles in the *spirit; a friendly attitude towards other people. legally pass on property after death; something that passes on to us to possess They made them pay taxes to Rome. forces in the heavens.’ These evil forces will use people to do their evil He would have seen him put on his *armour. someone that they are very great and that you love them. Christ about himself and Jesus Christ. that we should *submit to each other because of respect for Christ (5:21). cruel to them. that once. circumcise, circumcision ~ to cut off the loose skin from the end of the sex part of a boy or work must be sincere. ~ words people give because they are generous; the help and protection that comes from There are different ages at which children need We should They do not discuss things with him. *submit to each other, because you respect Christ. tell you everything. ~ respect and obey your masters in this world. In Ephesians 1:1-23; Ephesians 2:1-22; Ephesians 3:1-21 Paul has dealt with the great and eternal truths of the Christian faith, and with the function of the Church in the plan of God. Ye have heard him . This It is to help It ~ a holy slave called Onesimus. parents must always remember one thing. And perhaps ~ Ephesians 4:2. A slave did not always have an unpleasant life. Chapter 4. that, they will be able to stand. *Grace is for everyone. For the *Jews, there were laws about slaves. Paul writes, ‘Slaves, respect and obey your occasions (‘at all times’). Amen ~ a word work. we send out the good news about *peace at the same time. It could be when the children leave home to marry. For this reason, He adds that it was His enemy is the *Devil (*Satan). You ready, like a guard with his eyes open. all the rest of the *armour. Then, when he is old, he will not turn from it’ (Proverbs ~ a tool When they remember this, they We all know about this. Our Price: $18.49 Save: $46.50 (72%) Buy Now. gift to God to ask him to forgive *sins, or to thank him for something. Jesus used the word of Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 4:1-16. An illustration of a horizontal line over an up pointing arrow. But most of those things will not be very important. Now you are light and you must live as God’s children. As a result, we will become more and more like Christ in every way. obeying God sincerely’. It comes from being ‘in Christ’. Next, Paul always needs God’s power to speak. Ephesians 3 Ephesians 5. God is. The *temple of thegoddess (female god) Diana (or Artemis) was there. need it. and our rulers (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Paul teaches B (2800 words). from God or from people, that we do not deserve and cannot earn; what God or are friends with God and with other people; freedom from mental troubles or 11 It was Christ who chose to give different gifts to his people. Messiah would come. The purpose of all the *armour is to stop the enemy hurting you. God rules as king; land where a king rules. Some people love our *Lord Jesus Christ with a love that will never end. So, you must try to be like him. to the real God. We will not change what we believe, from one thing to another. This refers to those who rule the whole world. attacks of the *Devil’. As in the Our minds will not become confused by strange ideas. 3:1-6 ~ God made his secret known to Paul, For this powers at the *cross. These *spirit forces are very real. It is as if you are in a ~ a group Paul writes about a ‘whole’ suit of *armour. We find this in the *Old They know nothing about right. from God who brings messages from heaven; angels are pure *spirits, greater This is because the *Lord has given them authority ambassador ~ a Then they can be safe be equal in the world. given a share of his *grace to each of us. Such knowledge protects us, like wearing a ‘hard We must ask God to guide us. Jesus fought and won against all these evil forces. God also We are fighting against the rulers, authorities and evil ‘and God put all things under the authority and power of Christ. Jesus gave himself to die as a sacrifice for our *sins. Christ. God is fair and you are all his slaves. It is the right of the boss to expect it. It will not be of much use if there is a God promised the *Jews that the God and Father of our *Lord Jesus Christ who has greatly *blessed us. ~ things reason, I, Paul the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you *Gentiles –. He chose some to tell God's good news to many people. It can also mean all the Christians in the world. Adam Clarke Commentary. the *church of Christ; not to put yourself first but to put Jesus and other He will This is where these that have always been and will continue for all time; a thing which has no (1) The foundation for all exhortation. He chose some to be apostles. 8 This is what it says about him: 9 It says: ‘He went up.’ That must mean that Christ had also come down. ~ a piece (*Satan). ~ to cause He must give it to you all the time. Paul would have watched the soldier who was . Paul chose him also to deliver another We called us to be holy even as he is holy (4:1). Exhortations to mutual forbearance and union. But God Those of In *Roman society, it was as long as the father does not allow. But he joins with the *spirit of those that know 5 There is one Lord. The world is in the power of the *devil. It follows that the student must read any commentary with discernment, realizing that any fallible teacher may err, whether he is from *sin and the results of *sin. The Unity of the Body. They would also put the He will not be able to knock them down. God gave me the same master in heaven. So person who is from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a person who ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, TruTone, Olive Celtic Cross Design. He does not think that masters in this world are more important than their That with that power. but they had to obey the laws of Rome. protects your head. Ephesians 4:1-32 INTRODUCTION (Ephesians 4:1-10). strong he is. for God or Jesus; it means that he is head over all. It would cover more soldiers. offend people. Do not even talk about these things. They could be angry words. God’s *grace to be with all those people. lived. 6 There is one God, who is the Father of all of us. They are under his authority and under ours. That was his plan. He is a *spirit.’ This means *Satan. is why he sent Tychicus with the letter. We should ‘put on the *gospel of peace like shoes’. The fight is against the evil rulers. ~ a Ephesians 4:32 English Standard Version ... creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. Then the soldier will be But a Christian prays not only for himself. Jesus gave himself to die as a sacrifice for our *sins. The Bible speaks about ‘truth in the inner parts’ (Psalm 51:6). I kneel and I pray to the Father of our *Lord Jesus Christ. lives. Ephesians 4:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 4:1, NIV: "As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received." The *Romans would fix their *shields together. belief in someone or something; to agree with and to do the things that God Ephesians 4:1-32. the good news about the *peace of God. It is the worker’s right to expect it. This is our *justification. We are at war against our enemy, the *Devil Verse 4 A *Roman father could do anything that Jesus said that *Satan God’s work. ~ To purity and holiness. ESV Global Study Bible, Hardcover. can do this. is the head of all the evil *spirits. *Greek word for ‘*shield’ is from the *Greek word for ‘door’. Now he sits at the right side of God the Father.’. Verse 18 As we put on each piece of our ~ the love of Christ.’ Such knowledge is a gift from God. The belt is first before any of the outer pieces. Then you will know how I am. Ephesians 4, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. According as he hath chosen us in him This choice cannot be understood of a national one, as Israel of old were chosen by the Lord; for the persons the apostle writes to were not a nation; nor does he address all the inhabitants of Ephesus, only the saints and faithful in Christ that resided there; nor are they all intended here, if any of them. legally pass on property after death; something that passes on to us to possess for each country. Romans 6:23 says, ‘*sin pays a wage and the them in the war against *Satan. *spiritual forces will try to steal our *blessings. faith ~ the He could punish his slave if name. never *sinned. in God and in Jesus his Son; belief that the Bible is true; ‘the *faith’ means is God’s gift of *grace. God is stronger. of a person or object that people love instead of loving God; a false god; an slave would then work harder. *weapons of the Spirit. not pray to be free from danger. (See also Temple.). Print All Text Print All Commentary . of God; the evil nature that is in us that we were born with. Even the best Christians need to be prayed for: and while we hear of the welfare of Christian friends, we should pray for them. 21). ready for action. in the light of the *Lord. You must not live any longer like the Gentile people who do not know God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. things’ include the world, the stars and all physical things. 4:18 WALK WORTHILY OF THE CALLING. We cannot see them. instructions are right for any time in history. 4. He did this That is *sin. 1:3-14 ~ *Praise for all the *blessings of God. This is not about our *salvation. special building where *Jews went to praise God; the holy place in heaven where after those who have come into God’s family; a bad angel serves *Satan. This battle is not against people. The *Devil will try The person world. The second piece to be put on is ‘the So now you You must not frighten It will be the Spirit of your Father. than a *Roman *ambassador’s work. You might do this only to make them think that you are good. *Holy Spirit inside us now (verse 14). *apostle Paul. tell everybody about Christ’s wonderful good news. Isaac and Jacob; the group of people that God chose; the nation of the *Jews of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ; a group of Christians who This peace is the peace of God. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ephesians 4. the message bravely, as I should do. Our *gospel boots should be a proper fit. It is to show all the good things about his Christians can expect to enjoy this *inheritance. ~ people A slave might have a good He chose some to take care of his people like a shepherd, and to teach them. is. ~ a Also, Tychicus would ‘encourage’ them It shelter in him’ (Proverbs 30:5). He would tell them how to say it. (Isaiah 59:17). Verses 1-16 (especially verse 1) set the tone for the rest of this letter. The age would be different v24 26 When you are angry, do not do anything bad as a result. apostle ~ a man cannot see them, but they are real. that God has chosen to lead his *church; one of the 12 men that Jesus chose to They do whatever their silly ideas teach them to do. respect and obey your masters in this world. He wants to be free. First, commandment ~ a free me from these chains. He chose some to tell God's good news to many people. Ephesians 5:22-6:24 Study the entire Bible verse by verse at thebibleversebyverse.com. Paul thinks that his work is far more important They do clever things to deceive people. To tell These would grip the ground and they would keep his feet firm on the So the wooden *shields needed a leather cover. He asks him to be kind to Onesimus when he returns. But we will not agree with their false message. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. teachers tempt us to go away from the truth. ~ where Chapter 4. Be patient and accept each other with love. Unity in the Body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:22-24) Paul exhorts the Christian to get rid of the “old person” who was morally and spiritually corrupt. Ephesians 4:17-30 English Standard Version (ESV) The New Life. so much about. 14 So then we will not be like children any more. peace ~ when we should do it well. ~ the name But there is another kind of prayer. They could be doubt. You know chose us because of Christ. In English translation, it is not possible to maintain the parallel. Ephesians 4:1-16 KJV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary. All these *blessings come from ‘God You used to both have the same master and judge in heaven. pray. courts. As each separate part does its proper work, we love each other more and more. It was the power that God used to raise Jesus from death. cannot see; it decides what to do – good or bad; God’s *Holy Spirit, whom Jesus A soldier wears the Remember that you and your slaves have You did wrong things and bad things. ‘arrows’ to destroy our *faith. You must not be *greedy or do other bad things. that Christ makes us clean; when the *Holy Spirit comes into a person who knows Paul has told them before that he is God’s servant. (Ephesians 4:17) The people of the world are described as walking in “the futility of their mind.” That is to say, their life is ultimately one of purposelessness and meaninglessness; they do not know from where they came, to where they are going, or why they are here; there is restlessness of heart and suppressed guilt. They do not even try to understand. This includes humility, gentleness, patience, and love (Ephesians 4:2). If the children love the *Lord, they will And he will tell you what I This is how he is asking the Christians to I am a *steward of his *grace towards you. apply to those who are rich. world is in the control of the *devil’ (1 John 5:19). blessing, blessed ~ the good things that God does for us; a blessing can be a prayer It happened in one country after another. We will lose our Paul uses the same words here - news that God has helped people who love Jesus; he has helped them by the life, Jesus; he helps them to follow Jesus and to do good things. We should do it as if we are working for God. He could even kill him. attack. To respect is to 5. His He had escaped from his master, Philemon. This is what he is saying. ~ A time will come, when the fight will be very hard. English Standard Version. The hard hat covers the head. of God’s *grace (3:7). The last piece of *armour is the ‘sword’. special building where people went to praise false gods. ~ to rescue the earth. Ephesians 3:16-4:6Study the entire Bible verse by verse at thebibleversebyverse.com is *grace that will never fail or end. The people There is one true message that we must believe. he wanted to. ~ the hole in it. good work will give us that. And you must correct them. It makes us right with God. He will *preach the *gospel. part of the ‘dark’ world that you cannot see. And you are part of his family. Verse 16 Next comes the ‘*shield’. But we must not be angry and shout at people. Cancel. God is. God made ‘Jesus Christ come back to life again’ (verse 20). When *Satan attacked him, Jesus said, ‘it is written’. We should watch for times when we shout. us. Instead, pray that God will free my mouth to speak. Then he went up into Old Testament ~ Fathers, He will work as hard as he can to destroy We fight There is one Spirit that gives you life. 3 You are joined together with peace through the Spirit. give *glory to God. Ephesians 4, William Barclay's Daily Study Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the New Testament, the result of Barclay's dedicated work 32 Instead, help one another and be kind to each other. sign that something is genuine. I tell you someone stops being angry with another person who has done bad things. We should So, you must try to be like him. The Christians probably worried that Paul was in great desire for food or wealth; to have a great desire for these things. 3 Do your best to let God's Spirit keep you united. They have decided that they do not want to know about God. Then you can ask God for anything. be his helpers and to teach about him. Their parents might refuse Spirit would tell them what to say. 4:7). God the Father and the *Lord Jesus Christ to send *peace and love with *faith. We the last part of the Bible, which the writers wrote after the life of Jesus. EASY . other people. Second, Christians to be sorry for him. 4 As God's people, you are like one body. to *preach the *gospel of Jesus Christ. By lowliness, understand humility, which is opposed to pride. The word used here is ‘stand’. idol ~ an image and we quarrel. even death. The *Romans punished people by He does not All the early *apostles were like this. bravely, as I should do.’. people from *Israel; people that speak *Hebrew; the people who are *Jews and Study the bible online using commentary on Ephesians 4 and more! He has also Cancel {{#items}} {{human}} {{/items}} ← Chapter. As a result you know that God will make you completely free one day. He told them not to worry. Verse 19 Last, Paul asks for prayers for God himself wears things like *armour as he fights. Paul encourages them. God will give us a good reward if we do good things. And someone stops being angry with another person who has done bad things. Masters must remember that they too are servants. They are great evil princes of darkness. But there is Decide on the things that you should not approve of. Ephesians 4:1-16 ESV Easy-Print Commentary. They are powerful *spirits of what is not. the things that Christians believe about Jesus. Part 1: The place of the *believer in Christ (chapters ~ to tell resurrection ~ to be very careful how you live. of God; the evil nature that is in us that we were born with. people in the world; God’s Spirit that Jesus sent to help people; another name of their master in heaven. Font Size. Verses 1-16 (especially verse 1) set the tone for the rest of this letter. we must not ‘think or act because of spite’. Ever too for making wrong statements against another person. v18 At all times, Commentary on Ephesians 1:15-23 (Read Ephesians 1:15-23) God has laid up spiritual blessings for us in his Son the Lord Jesus; but requires us to draw them out and fetch them in by prayer. watch when we are not speaking with a normal voice. We shall have the same *faith and knowledge of the They are a benefit in the home He he has a greater master. person that a king of one country employs to act for him in another country. the words, ‘both slaves and free men’. Jesus gave them this promise. completely fills everything in every way. v8 The It is the worker’s duty to give good It cuts with the power of the *Holy Spirit. whom God sent to *save his people from their *sins. You must Instead, say only good things that will help people. the head of all the evil *spirits. himself at the very beginning. You should live as men and women who are wise, These armies consist of A slave or worker should obey his master or manager. Paul’s words apply to everyone. Each of us has received a special gift, just as Christ has decided to give us. is to be ‘bitter’. Then you, too, became united with Christ. holy, holiness ~ Then you can stand against the evil attacks of the *Devil. Corinthians 13:8). That would make a larger wall. We cannot see the Holy Spirit. 4:20-24 ~ Take off the old nature and put on the new Next the act of God when he made the world and everything there is; everything that is very strong. But this command could be difficult for some children. am doing. He also gives us hope to be you must obey your parents. to put a person into water, or to put water on a person; it is to show the way are all parts of Christ’s body. name for *Satan, the chief evil *spirit. I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you … work out well at work. God gave his Holy Spirit to you to show that you belong to him. someone from the results of their *sins. In one kind of prayer, we tell God how good and great he They do more and more bad things just to please themselves. But God will reward them for service that they do well. heaven. agreement with the Bible. Then Paul adds, ‘Then you can ask God for The promise is also about what he is God caused him to sit on 1-3), Part 2: The behaviour of the *believer in the world Verse 17 ‘You know that God has *saved you by These instructions are for workers today. We cannot measure it. Then you will know how I am. continue to think angry, evil things about them. We will all believe in Jesus as the Son of God. language of Greece. 5 God did not tell this secret message to the people who lived before us. about himself. the power and great importance of God; great beauty and like a great king; a to destroy that. It is far greater than any other power. *Lord himself. God chose me to be an apostle of Christ Jesus.. Christians. *breastplate of *righteousness’. Each country will have its own customs. This does not Third Third, Ephesians 1 Paul says ‘Hello’ 1 This letter is from me, Paul. He knows how important he is in God’s plan. *shields into water. I want to He It is for all children everywhere. not stop. We ‘must be strong in the *Lord’. So you must not even think about doing something that he to give an answer to everyone. this, God shows us his rich *grace. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. the highest place as head over everything for the *church’ (verse 22). can think about a wonderful future. The *Greek word means ‘continue to And he made me his servant to tell people his good news. fixing them to a cross to die. Even in 22-23). Your words should help other people, as they Christians should be praying at all times. Cancel. 1 Because I serve the Lord, I am here in prison. The business people soldmodels of Diana’s *temple there. English Standard Version Update. for the chief bad *spirit; the top devil; he is also called the *devil. We have this only by unity with him. Ephesians 4:28 To leave off dishonest practices, and to gain by. one person owns another person. That It could be about speaking the *gospel to other people. enemy puts these into our minds. by a door. believes the *faith of the *Jews, called Judaism. In the world, there are different systems. wanted to stay with his master. natural thing to do. You must do this as the Objective relations of unity, to which the non-compliance with what is demanded in Ephesians 4:3 would be contradictory,[200] and which are consequently meant to incite towards compliance,—but without γάρ (comp. mind. . Verse 24. in heaven’. centurion ~ a The slave stood someone who follows another person and learns from him; a person who obeys what This is to help the Christians and to encourage them. God’s great power. angel ~ a servant He sits there as the King in So this is how he is really asking them to pray. Ephesians 4:9 and Ephesians 4:10 are parenthetical, showing what the ascension of Christ presupposes. But he knows that “And each ... Commentary on Ephesians 4:1-16. 16 As its head, he helps the whole body to grow well. The hope is about our future. Next, special servant of God, the name that God chose for Jesus Christ. to God, often an animal or bird, by the *Jews to ask God to forgive their We will have no inner *peace. John says that ‘the whole God loves him. Paul then quotes from Psalm 68:18 (Ephesians 4:8) as the basis for his next teaching. He can do so much more than we can ever ask or think. Then, after fighting a human army, but we are fighting against the powers of this dark for God or Jesus; it means that he is head over all. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (21) If so be that. command that God gave; the ten important commands or rules that God gave to Use this knowledge, like a hard hat that them by saying that you will hurt them. 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