Observe, we must not miss the sense of ὀνομάζεται, nor render, nor understand it, as meaning ‘is constituted.’ This is the fact, but not brought out here). The Family of God is located both in heaven and on earth. Unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, — In the foregoing chapter, Ephesians 3:19. Commentary on Ephesians 1:3-14 View Bible Text . κ. “The people of Christ, he has said already, have access through Him ‘in one Spirit to the Father’ (Ephesians 2:18); and Paul avails himself of this access to make intercession for his friends” (Bruce p. 324). The phrase is followed here by πρός-but by a simple dative in Romans 11:4; while γονυπετεῖν has an accusative in Matthew 17:14; Mark 1:40; Mark 10:17. Chapter 4. For this cause. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14". A good example is Colossians. 1:15-23 Paul’s first prayer. One is not done when they become a Christian. The ideas which came to expression in the digression in Ephesians 3:2-13, are also no doubt in view in some measure. Ephesians 3:14 - 3:20. Ephesians 1:1-6 Our Riches in Christ. John Trapp Complete Commentary. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". What does Ephesians 3:15 mean? 1851. You will find the majority of the time, outside of the time He spent on earth living as a man, that the name Jesus is also accompanied by either or both of the terms Lord and Christ. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. “We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you” (1:3). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/ephesians-3.html. (Ephesians 3:14.) Ephesians 3:14. I bow my knees - I pray. Galatians. "2 Chronicles 6:13, Daniel 6:10; Lu 22:41; Acts 7:60; Acts 9:40; Acts 20:36;Acts 21:5". God so desires to have us in His Family Kingdom that He has given us the first installment of His Spirit to enable us to submit to Him and His way—and thus begin to experience a little bit of what He is. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Ephesians … The apostle was now dedicating the Christian Church, that then was and that ever should be, to God; and praying for those blessings which should ever rest on and distinguish it; and he kneels down after the example of Solomon, and invokes him to whom the first temple was dedicated, and who had made it a type of the Gospel Church. —Ephesians 3:14-21, 4:1-6. In this glorious anthem, in which the apostle, tracing all to the Divine Fountain, enumerates the glorious privileges of the Church, and blesses God for them, he first (Ephesians 1:3) states summarily the ground of thanksgiving, expanding it with glowing fullness in Ephesians 1:4-14. 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; It is best therefore to keep the simple sense of the words, and leave it to exegesis to convey the idea, πατριά is the family, or in a wider sense the gens, named so from its all having one πατήρ. κ. ἡ ἐπὶ γ. The City. I bow my knees. There is but one catholic or universal church, comprehending all its members both in heaven and earth: and all within the church are of one kindred and line, descended of one common Father; and his Family is named, that is, united under Christ, he being the head of all. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. Ephesians 3:14 “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father”. Nothing could be of greater force to continue them steadfast in the doctrine which he had preached to them, and in which he makes it his principal business here to confirm them; namely, that they needed not be circumcised, and submit to the law of Moses, as they were already, by faith in Christ, the sons of God, and of the same family with Christ himself. Ephesians 4:7-16 Gifts From The Risen Messiah. 1859. The peculiar Christian designation of God, as expressing the covenant relation in which he stands to believers. 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family [] in heaven and on earth derives its name. . Delta G f g, Vulgate, support, but 'Aleph (') A B C, Origen, omit, "of our Lord Jesus Christ." θινὴ πατριὰ κ, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ephesians-3.html. They occur, too, in the Syriac and Vulgate, are not disowned by the Greek fathers Chrysostom and Theodoret, and they are retained by Knapp, Scholz, Tittmann, and Hahn, and vindicated by de Wette. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/ephesians-3.html. "Before" suggests intimate face-to-face contact with the heavenly Father (cf. [30] William Hendriksen, op. In chapter 2 and the first half of chapter 3, Paul talked about the great transformation that God has wrought in their lives, from death to life (2:1-10)—and how Christians are no longer divided into Jew and Gentile, but are now one in Christ Jesus (2:11-22). Paul now entered a prayer for the Ephesians that runs from verse 14 to the end of the chapter. Paul kneeled in praying, Acts 20:36; Acts 21:5. Note however that Paul is not teaching teach that God is the spiritual Father of every being in the universe. readd. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/ephesians-3.html. 1700-1703. A simple, natural figure for prayer; earnest prayer (Calv. Chapter 1. (3-6) The work of God the Father. Τούτου χάριν. Would they sit while addressing any person of ordinary respectability? "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". that ye faint not, & c.; or rather to the 1st verse, {Ephesians 3:1} the apostle here resuming what he had been beginning there. The grand thought of the passage is obscured by the insertion. 1. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. But here may be signified not only a family, but those in particular who are honoured with the name and dignity of fathers; so that the name which they have of fathers, or patriarchs, is derived from God the Father of all, and communicated to them in an inferior degree. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Paul’s apostolic prayer for the Ephesian Church, Ephesians 3:14-19. Barnes suggests the following texts for further information on prayer. cit., p. 167. We are thus enabled to refute the slanders of the Pelagians and Papists, who argue, that, if the grace of the Holy Spirit performs the whole work of enlightening our minds, and forming our hearts to obedience, all instruction will be superfluous. Observe, 2. American Tract Society. See St. Jerome on this verse: Deus....paternitatis nomen ex seipso largitus est omnibus....præstat cæteris ut patres esse dicantur. Nothing will be gained by their industry and toil, — all their study and application will be to no purpose, except so far as the Lord bestows his blessing. It was my privilege to attend a Bible study prayer time with three other men. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. See Paul‘s practice (Acts 20:36); and that of the Lord Himself on earth (Luke 22:41). "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Ephesians 3:14-15 Commentary. Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. Observe, 4. the sake of you Gentiles--you must have heard of the share that . See Paul's practice, Acts 20:36; and that of the Lord Himself, Luke 22:41. Ephesians 3:14-21 New International Version (NIV) A Prayer for the Ephesians. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. But it seems to me more probable that he refers to what immediately precedes. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/ephesians-3.html. 3 Kings 19:18) towards (directing my prayer to Him: see Winer, § 49, h) the Father (on the words here interpolated, see var. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. This is a prayer for unity. 1863-1878. 3:16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened … E phesians is one of the most encouraging books in the New Testament. “An empathic way of denoting prayer; but not incidental, occasional prayer, inspired by some passing feeling; the attitude ‘bow my knees’ denotes deliberate prayer, making a business of it, approaching God with reverence and holy fear, with all the solemnities suitable to the occasion of making a specific and important request” (P.P. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Compare with John 15:7 and 1 John 5:14). )—not as if Paul actually knelt as he wrote (Calov.). It has been an unhappy thing that the custom of kneeling in public worship has ever been departed from in the Christian churches. What can any man think of himself, who, in his addresses to God, can either sit on his seat or stand in the presence of the Maker and Judge of all men? He asks that they may grow strong and be fully blessed. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14". Retail: $24.99. Ephesians 2:19-22 Fellowship Needs to Be a Priority. The sentence begun at Ephesians 3:1 and interrupted at Ephesians 3:2 is now taken up again. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Would they sit in the presence of the king of their own land? τούτου χάριν κάμπτω τὰ γόνατά μου—“For this cause I bow my knees.” The attitude, which Kant has ventured to call einen knechtischen (servile) Orientalismus, is described instead of the act, or, as Calvin says-a signo rem denotat. observes, in this case he would have said π. ἡ πατρ., ἡ ἐν οὐρ. Now viewing scripture range from the book of Ephesians chapter 3:14 through chapter 3:20... Ephesians Chapter 3. "[31] He also cited examples of instances in Matthew 2:3; Luke 4:13; Acts 2:36,7:22, and Ephesians 2:21 where the absence of the article (as here) denoted the totality of a thing. "E.W. Some (Est., Grot., Wetst., al.) Actually the real work has just begun. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Paul says not that he prays, but gives the prayer as audible to their listening ears. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hdg/ephesians-3.html. He wants them to know, not just about their salvation, but how to start living in the richness of it. The basis of Paul"s prayer was his knowledge of God"s purpose...the indispensable prelude to all petition is the revelation of God"s will. Scripture: Ephesians 3:14–21. 4. Do feel free to make copies for friends that might be interested as long as you do not make profit from the copies. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14". New Testament scholar Clinton Arnold uses the historical, theological, and literary elements of Paul's letters to guide his interpretation of this early Christian pastoral text in Ephesians, A Video Study. ... are the Jews a family? Ephesians 3:14-19 The apostle highlights that we are a special people, and in that context, he mentions the Spirit and his fervent desire that we might be filled with God's fullness. Chapter 5. 1870. See St. John Damascene, lib. 1. κάμπτω κ. τ. I must admit there was a lot of shuffling during prayer to find a more comfortable spot, but I"m sure God could hear over the background noise. ], Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14". In ancient Greek (the language Paul originally wrote in), Ephesians 1:3 through 1:14 form one long sentence. New York, USA. Posture affects the mind, and is not therefore unimportant. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14". Copyright StatementCopyright 2008. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/ephesians-3.html. It is because he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our incarnate God and Savior, that he is our Father, and accessible to us in prayer. Ephesians 3:14. by Grant | Sep 1, 2015 | Ephesians | 0 comments. Unto the Father. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Ephesians. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/ephesians-3.html. ... the Gentiles? The Fatherhood of God is the ground of Prayer (Matthew 6:8; Matthew 7:11; Romans 8:15, &c.). Bow my knees—As before them solemnly in thought assembled, Paul conceptually kneels to dedicate them as a Church to God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/ephesians-3.html. So many and so mighty are our spiritual enemies, that we have to wrestle with and strive against, that except we be under propt and strengthened by the almighty power of the Holy Spirit in the inner man, we cannot keep our ground, and much less get ground of our enemy, but shall become an easy prey to every temptation. 3. p. 305. The consequence of this would be, that they would be confirmed in love, and thus enabled in some measure to comprehend the infinite love of Christ, which would enlarge their capacity unto the fullness of God; that is, ultimately render them, in their measure, as full of holiness and blessedness, as God is in his. His prayers for them are mentioned, not only to testify his regard for them, but likewise to excite them to pray in the same manner; for the seed of the word is scattered in vain, unless the Lord render it fruitful by his blessing. unto the Father — The oldest manuscripts omit “of our Lord Jesus Christ.” But Vulgate and some very old authorities retain them: Ephesians 3:15, “From whom,” in either case, refers to “the Father” ({Patera}), as “family” ({patria}, akin in sound and etymology) plainly refers to Him. Ephesians 3:14-15. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. On the resumption and connection, see last section. This motif is also found in Ephesians, but it does not occur until 1:15. Bowing the knees and kneeling in prayer were postures that reflected an attitude of submission to God. Ephesians 4:1-6 Spiritual Unity. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14". That ye faint not, but gather strength. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] The Father (Ephesians 3:14) is the one "from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named." "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14". No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the author, except as provided by U.S.A. copyright laws. Paul writes a beautiful prayer and exhortation for the Christians at Ephesus. [182] Τούτου χάριν] on this account, in order that ye may not become disheartened, Ephesians 3:13. Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: Keep this in mind when various groups try to argue that raising one"s hands while praying is a more "spiritual posture", than all others (1 Timothy 2:8), and consider the example of Jesus in the garden (Matthew 26:39). He does not simply say, “I pray,” adds Chrysostom- ἀλλὰ τὴν κατανενυγμένην δέησιν ἐδήλωσεν. The τούτου χάριν, therefore, refers to the great statement of privilege in the latter part of the previous chapter. iv. BibliographyAlford, Henry. I have to wonder when people constantly use the term Jesus if they really understand that that is His earthly name, but his rightful office and position is Christ and Lord. 4 William Hendriksen, Exposition of Ephesians; Baker Books, 1967; p. 61. 1685. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/ephesians-3.html. We are never told to pray to some departed Christian, such as Mary or one of the apostles. Not that prayer, in all cases, requires the bending of the knees, but because this expression of reverence is commonly employed, especially where it is not an incidental petition, but a continued prayer. This was a common attitude in prayer (Luke 22:41; Acts 7:40; Acts 20:36; Acts 21:5), though standing is also frequent (Mark 11:25; Luke 18:11, Luke 18:13). Ephesians is a letter about living together in the midst of human differences. Note, 3. The moving, impelling, or impulsive cause, from whence the foregoing mercy is expected to proceed and flow, namely, from the rich and glorious mercy of God: God grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened. Far More Than You Think. * [3:14–21] The apostle prays that those he is addressing may, like the rest of the church, deepen their understanding of God’s plan of salvation in Christ. "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14". Christianity is the religion of free and direct access to the Father. Bow my knees - the proper attitude in prayer. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. We read in Revelation 2:4 that the church here had forsaken its first love. Surely it is both the reconciling work of Christ and his own understanding of it by special revelation? Posture affects the mind, and is not therefore unimportant. In the Bible we really do not find one consistent posture for praying. Philippians. “I bow my knees”: Most commentators note that the usual posture for praying throughout the Old Testament was to stand with one"s hands lifted toward heaven. See on Php 2:10. Commentary on Ephesians 1:9-14 (Read Ephesians 1:9-14) Blessings were made known to believers, by the Lord's showing to them the mystery of his sovereign will, and the method of redemption and salvation. Our Price: $26.99 Save: $23.00 (46%) Buy Now. I offer the following commentary and summary for Ephesians in this article. Chapter 6. 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Of… Christ, is omitted by the best critics as not genuine. But it is not so easy to say, to what the reference is, or why the idea is here introduced. Three of us were in our sixties and on bended knees is how we prayed. Note, 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ephesians-3.html. 3:14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on the earth is named. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The recipients of this letter were mostly Gentile Christians. Oh, how he has dignified our salvation! bow my knees — the proper attitude in humble prayer. He asks for spiritual blessings, which are the best blessings. Note the absolute use (see 5:l). BibliographyConstable, Thomas. Ephesians 1:3. Book List. Turn with me to Ephesians 3:14 as we finally get into Paul’s prayer. The Expositor's Greek Testament. 2. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. 14. Ephesians 3:14. The fountain from whence all spiritual strength flows; and that is, from the Holy Spirit; Strengthened with might by his spirit. in prayer: see reff. And in them the passage reads: I bow my knees unto the Father. Scripture: Ephesians 3:14–19. 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Paul now entered a prayer for the Ephesians that runs from verse 14 to the end of the chapter. Where note, 1. ◄ Ephesians 3:14-15 ► Great Texts of the Bible The Father and the Families For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.— 2:11-22 *Jews and *Gentiles are united in Christ. ἡ, or, less strictly, πᾶσα πατρ ἡ), as E. V. The sense, see below) in the heavens and on earth is named (it is difficult to convey in another language any trace of the deep connexion of πατήρ and πατριά here expressed. See Suicer's Thesaurus, sub voce γονυκλισία. of our Lord Jesus; though these words are wanting in the Alexandrian copy, and Ethiopic version, yet are rightly retained in others; for God is the Father of Christ, not by creation, nor adoption, but by generation, being the only begotten of the Father; and as such he is rightly prayed to, since not only Christ prayed to him as such; but he is the Father of his people in and through Christ; and there is no other way of coming to him but by Christ; and all spiritual blessings come though Christ, and from God, as the Father of Christ. The Jews often stood to pray (Matthew 6:5; Luke 18:11-13); but kneeling for prayer is often indicated in the New Testament, although it was not unknown at all in the Old Testament. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Listen to Pastor Robert Furrow as he continues his Commentary on Ephesians picking up today in chapter 3, verse 14. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. Ephesians 3:14–21 is a prayer from Paul on behalf of the Christians of Ephesus. DD. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. 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. Ephesians 1:3-14. Ephesians, A Video Study, alongside the accompanying Ephesians commentary in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, includes passage-by-passage lessons throughout the entire book. BibliographyBurkitt, William. Here Paul is “resuming his train of thought where he had left it in verse What ‘reason’ is in his mind? Ephesians 2:1-3 How we Were ’Before’ Salvation. Ephesians 3.14-21. Blessed be God, that believers and Christ have one and the same father; he by nature, we by grace; he by eternal generation, we by gracious adoption. Learn hence, That the gestures which we use in prayer should be such as may best express our reverence of God, and denote our profound humility before him. 1 Paul’s Prayer. Ephesians 3:14-21 Paul's prayer for power (SM11/044) - Duration: 39 ... Ephesians 3:11-21 sermon by Dr. Bob Utley - Duration: 28:51. May not the holy Angels be bound up in spiritual πατριαί, though they marry not nor are given in marriage? On this account (resumes the τούτου χάριν of Ephesians 3:1 (see note there):—viz. He offers but one petition, viz. They have failed to take advantage of the rich blessings that are found in Christ. Ed. 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,. 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