Ephesians 3:14
New International Version
For this reason I kneel before the Father,

New Living Translation
When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,

English Standard Version
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

Berean Study Bible
... for this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

Berean Literal Bible
... for reason of this I bow my knees to the Father,

King James Bible
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

New King James Version
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

New American Standard Bible
For this reason I bend my knees before the Father,

NASB 1995
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

NASB 1977
For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father,

Amplified Bible
For this reason [grasping the greatness of this plan by which Jews and Gentiles are joined together in Christ] I bow my knees [in reverence] before the Father [of our Lord Jesus Christ],

Christian Standard Bible
For this reason I kneel before the Father

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this reason I kneel before the Father

American Standard Version
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I bow my knees to The Father of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah,

Contemporary English Version
I kneel in prayer to the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

English Revised Version
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father,

Good News Translation
For this reason I fall on my knees before the Father,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the reason I kneel in the presence of the Father

International Standard Version
This is the reason I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah,

Literal Standard Version
For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

NET Bible
For this reason I kneel before the Father,

New Heart English Bible
For this cause, I bow my knees before the Father,

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason, on bended knee I beseech the Father,

World English Bible
For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Young's Literal Translation
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Prayer for the Ephesians
13So I ask you not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. 14... for this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.…

Cross References
Ephesians 3:15
from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

Philippians 2:10
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,


Treasury of Scripture

For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

I.

Ephesians 1:16-19
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; …

1 Kings 8:54
And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.

1 Kings 19:18
Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

the Father.

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:









(14) Unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.--The words "of our Lord Jesus Christ" appear, by both external and internal evidence, to be an interpolation--probably from a gloss indicating (in the true spirit of the Epistle) that the universal Fatherhood here spoken of is derived from the fatherly relation to Him in whom "all things are gathered up."

Verses 14-21. - PRAYER FOR THEIR SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT. Verse 14. - For this cause. The digression being ended, the apostle takes up the thread broken at ver. 1. We must seek the "cause" in Ephesians 2. Seeing that the Gentiles have now equal privileges with the Jews; seeing that by faith in Christ Gentile Christians have been brought as near to God, and have as good a right to the good things of the covenant; - I take the steps now to be specified for enabling them actually to possess these good things. On the one hand, the apostle saw the believing Ephesians still comparatively poor and needy; on the other hand, he saw all spiritual stores provided for them: the question was how to get the one into contact with the other. For this cause, he says, I bow my knees unto the Father. An emphatic way of denoting prayer; but not incidental, occasional prayer, inspired by some passing feeling; the attitude "bow my knees" denotes deliberate prayer (comp. Daniel 6:10), 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. In the A.V. it is "unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." The R.V., some of the oldest manuscripts, and most recent commentators omit the latter words, which are supposed to have been taken from Ephesians 1:3. On internal grounds, the omission of the wends seems to yield the best sense, for in Ephesians 2:18 our having access to "the Father" is spoken of, and when the apostle proceeded to show how he availed himself of that privilege, he is not likely to have used more than that expression. Further, there is such a close connection between πατέρα and πατριὰ in ver. 15, that they are not likely to have been far separated as the apostle used them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
for this reason
χάριν (charin)
Preposition
Strong's 5484: Accusative case of charis as preposition; through favor of, i.e. On account of.

I bow
κάμπτω (kamptō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2578: To bend, bow. Apparently a primary verb; to bend.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

knees
γόνατά (gonata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1119: The knee. Of uncertain affinity; the 'knee'.

before
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father,
Πατέρα (Patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.


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