New American Standard Bible
may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
King James Bible
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Darby Bible Translation
in order that ye may be fully able to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height;
World English Bible
may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
Young's Literal Translation
that ye may be in strength to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
May be able to comprehend with all saints - That all others with you may be able to understand this. It was his desire that others, as well as they, might appreciate the wonders of redemption.
What is the breadth, and length, ... - It has been doubted to what this refers. Locke says it refers to the mystery of calling the Gentiles as well as the Jews. Chandler supposes there is an allusion in all this to the temple at Ephesus. It was one of the wonders of the world - exciting admiration by its length, and height, and dimensions in every way, as well as by its extraordinary riches and splendor. In allusion to this, the object of so much admiration and pride to the Ephesians, he supposes that Paul desires that they should become fully acquainted with the extent and beauty of the spiritual temple. But I do not see that there is clear evidence that there is allusion here to the temple at Ephesus. It seems rather to be the language of a heart that was full of the subject, and impressed with its greatness; and the words are employed to denote the "dimensions" of that love, and are similar to what would be meant if he had said, "that you may know how "large," or how "great" is that love." The apostle evidently meant to express the strongest sense of the greatness of the love of the Redeemer, and to show in the most emphatic manner how much he wished that they should fully understand it. On the phrase "depth and height," compare notes on Romans 8:39.
LibrarySixteenth Sunday after Trinity Paul's Care and Prayer for the Church.
Text: Ephesians 3, 13-21. 13. Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory. 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 and that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be strong …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
The Indwelling Christ
The Love of Christ.
The Holy Spirit Forming Christ Within Us.
"They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,
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