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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ephesians 1:17


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    King James Bible - Ephesians 1:17

    That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

    World English Bible

    that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;

    Douay-Rheims - Ephesians 1:17

    That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation, in the knowledge of him:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (17) -
    :3 Joh 20:17

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:17

    que el Dios del Seor nuestro, Jess, el Cristo, el Padre de gloria, os d Espíritu de sabiduría y de revelacin en el conocimiento de El;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ephesians 1:17

    Verse 17. That the
    God of our Lord Jesus] Jesus Christ, as man and mediator, has the Father for his God and Father: and it is in reference to this that he himself says: I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God; John xx. 17.

    The Father of glory] The author and giver of that glory which you expect at the end of your Christian race. This may be a Hebraism for glorious Father, but the former appears to be the best sense.

    The Spirit of wisdom and revelation] I pray that God may give you his Holy Spirit, by whom his will is revealed to men, that he may teach and make you wise unto salvation, that you may continue to acknowledge him, Christ Jesus, as your only Lord and saviour.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ , &c.] In what sense God the Father is the God of Christ, (See Gill on Ephesians 1:3) The Father of glory ; or the glorious Father; who is glorious in himself, in the perfections of his nature, and in the works of his hands; and as a father, he is a glorious father to Christ, and is a father to him, as he is to none else; and has been honoured and glorified by Christ, and from whom Christ as man has received much honour and glory: and he is a glorious father to the saints, to whom he has shown inexpressible love, by adopting them into his family; and pities them, as a father does his children; takes care of them, and protects them, and makes a glorious provision for them; not only of good things now, but of an eternal inheritance hereafter: and he may be so called, because he is the author and giver of eternal glory and happiness; and because all glory is due unto him: the Arabic version reads, God, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, making all these epithets to belong to Christ: may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, in the knowledge of him ; this was one part of the apostle's prayers for the saints at Ephesus, that they might increase in divine knowledge; either in the knowledge of God, as the God of Christ, and the Father of glory, and as their God and Father in Christ; or of God, as considered in Christ the Mediator; or else of Christ himself: and designs not a notional and speculative knowledge of Christ, but what is practical and experimental; and which is joined with love of him, faith in him, and obedience to him; and which is not only approbative, but fiducial and appropriating; and though it is but imperfect, yet is progressive; and for the progression of it, the apostle prays; for it is certain, that these saints had a knowledge of Christ, but this was not perfect; and a larger measure of it was desirable: and in order to this, he prays for the Spirit, as a spirit of wisdom; who implants spiritual wisdom in the hearts of men, and instructs them in the Gospel, the hidden wisdom of God, leads them into all truths, and opens to them the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, which are hid in Christ, the wisdom of God; and as a spirit of revelation; who reveals Christ and the things of Christ, at first conversion; and afterwards reveals him and his righteousness, and other benefits of his more largely, even from faith to faith; and gives a clearer view of interest in them: hence it appears, that the Spirit is the gift of God; and that all spiritual light and knowledge, and the increase of it, are owing to him.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 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. Even the best Christians need to be prayed for: and while we hear of the welfar of Christian friends, we should pray for them. Even true believer greatly want heavenly wisdom. Are not the best of us unwilling to com under God's yoke, though there is no other way to find rest for the soul? Do we not for a little pleasure often part with our peace? And i we dispute less, and prayed more with and for each other, we shoul daily see more and more what is the hope of our calling, and the riche of the Divine glory in this inheritance. It is desirable to feel the mighty power of Divine grace, beginning and carrying on the work of faith in our souls. But it is difficult to bring a soul to believ fully in Christ, and to venture its all, and the hope of eternal life upon his righteousness. Nothing less than Almighty power will work thi in us. Here is signified that it is Christ the Saviour, who supplie all the necessities of those who trust in him, and gives them all blessings in the richest abundance. And by being partakers of Chris himself, we come to be filled with the fulness of grace and glory in him. How then do those forget themselves who seek for righteousness ou of him! This teaches us to come to Christ. And did we know what we ar called to, and what we might find in him, surely we should come and be suitors to him. When feeling our weakness and the power of our enemies we most perceive the greatness of that mighty power which effects the conversion of the believer, and is engaged to perfect his salvation Surely this will constrain us by love to live to our Redeemer's glory __________________________________________________________________


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    17.
    God of our Lord Jesus Christ. Compare John xx. 17; Matt. xxvii. 46, and see on ver. 3.

    Father of glory (o pathr thv doxhv). The Father to whom the glory belongs. Note the article, the glory, preeminently. Compare Acts vii. 2; 1 Corinthians ii. 8. See Psalm xviii. 3, "who is worthy to be praised;" where the Hebrew is is praised. The exact phrase has no parallel in Scripture. The Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Spirit has not the article, but the reference is to the Holy Spirit. Compare Matt. xii. 28; Luke i. 15, 35, 41; Rom. i. 4; 1 Pet. i. 2. Wisdom and revelation are special forms of the Spirit's operation. He imparts general illumination (wisdom) and special revelations of divine mysteries. The combination of two words with an advance in thought from the general to the special is characteristic of Paul. Compare grace and apostleship, Rom. i. 5; gifts and calling, Rom. xi. 29; wisdom and prudence, Eph. i. 8, wisdom and knowledge, Col. ii. 3.

    In the knowledge of Him (en epignwsei autou) The sphere in which they will receive God's gift of wisdom and revelation. To know God is to be wise. The condition is not merely acknowledgment, but knowledge. Epignwsiv knowledge is never ascribed to God in the New Testament. Of Him refers to God.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:17 {The Father of glory} (ho pater tes doxes). The God characterized by glory (the shekinah, #Heb 9:5) as in #Ac 7:2; 1Co 2:8; 2Co 1:3; Jas 2:1. {That--may give} (hina--dwie). In #Col 1:9 hina is preceded by aitoumenoi, but here the sub-final use depends on the general idea asking in the sentence. The form dwie is a late _Koin_ optative (second aorist active) for the usual doie. It occurs also in #2Th 3:16; Ro 15:5; 2Ti 1:16,18 in the text of Westcott and Hort. Here B 63 read dwi (like #Joh 15:16) second aorist active subjunctive, the form naturally looked for after a primary tense (pauomai). this use of the volitive optative with hina after a primary tense is rare, but not unknown in ancient Greek. {A spirit of wisdom and revelation} (pneuma sofias kai apokaluyews). The Revised Version does not refer this use of pneuma to the Holy Spirit (cf. #Ga 6:1; Ro 8:15), but it is open to question if it is possible to obtain this wisdom and revelation apart from the Holy Spirit. {In the knowledge of him} (en epignwsei autou). In the full knowledge of Christ as in Colossians.


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