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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ephesians 6:20


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    King James Bible - Ephesians 6:20

    For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

    World English Bible

    for which I am an ambassador in
    chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

    Douay-Rheims - Ephesians 6:20

    For which I am an ambassador in a
    chain, so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For which I am an embassador in
    bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    υπερ
    5228 ου 3739 πρεσβευω 4243 5719 εν 1722 αλυσει 254 ινα 2443 εν 1722 αυτω 846 παρρησιασωμαι 3955 5667 ως 5613 δει 1163 5904 με 3165 λαλησαι 2980 5658

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    VERSE (20) -
    Pr 13:17 Isa 33:7 2Co 5:20

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:20

    por el cual soy embajador en cadenas; que resueltamente hable de l, como debo hablar.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ephesians 6:20

    Verse 20. An
    ambassador in bonds] An ambassador being the representative of his king, his person was in all civilized countries held sacred. Contrary to the rights of nations, this ambassador of the King of heaven was put in chains! He had however the opportunity of defending himself, and of vindicating the honour of his Master. See above.

    As I ought to speak.] As becomes the dignity and the importance of the subject.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 20. For which I am an ambassador in bonds , &c.] The character the apostle bore was that of an ambassador; and he was an ambassador from and for Christ, in his room and stead; he represented him, he was sent by him, and entrusted by him with the Gospel; he gave him it, and a commission to preach it, and furnished him with qualifications for it; such as knowledge and faithfulness wisdom and prudence, courage and greatness of mind; and made his embassy successful: and he was chiefly an ambassador to the Gentiles, which showed great condescension in Christ to send him to them, and base ingratitude in the despisers and rejecters of the Gospel, for which he was an ambassador; for the embassy Christ's ministers are sent on, is the embassy of the Gospel of peace: their business is to declare that men by nature are enemies to God; that peace is made by the blood of Christ for such; by which means they are made useful to conciliate the minds of men to God's way of salvation and to bring them to submit to his government and laws: and when he adds, in bonds, or in a chain, he means, that he was in such circumstances, not for any crime, but for the Gospel, for which he was an ambassador; and therefore was not ashamed of his bonds, or chain, but rather gloried in them; and he makes mention of them to engage persons to a regard to him as an ambassador, and to his embassy; for an ambassador, especially an ambassador of Christ, that comes with his Gospel, and more especially that is suffering for it, ought to be received, heard, and honoured. That therein I may speak boldly as I ought to speak ; that is, the apostle beseeches the saints to pray for him, that since he was an ambassador for the Gospel, and in bonds, that he might speak in it, or rather of it boldly and freely; that he might have both liberty from his bonds, and liberty in his soul, and freedom of speech; and that he might use boldness in delivering his message, as became an ambassador of Jesus Christ.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 19-24 - The
    gospel was a mystery till made known by Divine revelation; and it is the work of Christ's ministers to declare it. The best and mos eminent ministers need the prayers of believers. Those particularl should be prayed for, who are exposed to great hardships and perils in their work. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith. By peace understand all manner of peace; peace with God, peace of conscience peace among themselves. And the grace of the Spirit, producing fait and love, and every grace. These he desires for those in whom they wer already begun. And all grace and blessings come to the saints from God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Grace, that is, the favour of God; an all good, spiritual and temporal, which is from it, is and shall be with all those who thus love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, an with them only __________________________________________________________________


    Greek Textus Receptus


    υπερ
    5228 ου 3739 πρεσβευω 4243 5719 εν 1722 αλυσει 254 ινα 2443 εν 1722 αυτω 846 παρρησιασωμαι 3955 5667 ως 5613 δει 1163 5904 με 3165 λαλησαι 2980 5658

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    20. I am an
    ambassador in bonds (presbeuw en alusei). The verb to be an ambassador occurs only here and 2 Cor. v. 20. See on Philemon 9. In bonds, lit., in a chain: the particular word for the coupling-chain by which he was bound to the hand of his guard.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    6:20 {For which I am an
    ambassador in chains} (huper hou presbeuw en halusei). "For which mystery" of the gospel (verse #19). presbeuw is an old word for ambassador (from presbus, an old man) in N.T. only here and #2Co 5:20. Paul is now an old man (presbutes, #Phm 1:9) and feels the dignity of his position as Christ's ambassador though "in a chain" (en halusei, old word halusis, from a privative and luw, to loosen). Paul will wear a chain at the close of his life in Rome (#2Ti 1:16). {In it} (en autwi). In the mystery of the gospel. this is probably a second purpose (hina), the first for utterance (hina doqei), this for boldness (hina parresiaswmai, first aorist middle subjunctive, old word to speak out boldly). See #1Th 2:2. See #Col 4:4 for "as I ought."


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