Ephesians 1:16
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

King James Bible
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Darby Bible Translation
do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention [of you] at my prayers,

World English Bible
don't cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,

Young's Literal Translation
do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,

Ephesians 1:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Cease not to give thanks - The apostle intimates, so fully satisfied was he of the genuineness of their conversion, and of their steadiness since their conversion, that it was to him a continual cause of thanksgiving to God, who had brought them into that state of salvation; and of prayer, that they might be preserved blameless to the end.

Making mention of you - While praying for the prosperity of the Christian cause generally, he was led, from his particular affection for them, to mention them by name before God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Cease.

Romans 1:8,9 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world...

1 Samuel 7:8 And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry to the LORD our God for us...

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you...

Philippians 1:3,4 I thank my God on every remembrance of you...

Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

making.

Genesis 40:14 But think on me when it shall be well with you, and show kindness, I pray you, to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh...

Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD...

1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Library
The True Christian Life
TEXT: "My beloved is mine, and I am his."--Sol. Song 2:16. "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."--Sol. Song 6:3. "I am my beloved's and his desire is toward me."--Sol. Song 7:10. These three texts should be read together, and the significant change found in each text as the thought unfolds should be studied carefully. They remind one of three mountain peaks one rising higher than the other until the third is lifted into the very heavens. Indeed, if one should live in the spirit of this
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

The Hope of the Calling
'That ye may know what is the hope of His calling.'--Eph. i. 18. A man's prayers for others are a very fair thermometer of his own religious condition. What he asks for them will largely indicate what he thinks best for himself; and how he asks it will show the firmness of his own faith and the fervour of his own feeling. There is nothing colder than the intercession of a cold Christian; and, on the other hand, in no part of the fervid Apostle Paul's writings do his words come more winged and fast,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

A Sight of the Crowned Christ
(Revelation, Chapter i.) "Since mine eyes were fixed on Jesus, I've lost sight of all beside, So enchained my spirit's vision, Looking at the Crucified." "The Lord Christ passed my humble cot: I knew him, yet I knew him not; But as I oft had done before, I hurried through my narrow door To touch His garment's hem. "He drew me to a place apart From curious crowd and noisy mart; And as I sat there at His feet I caught the thrill of His heart-beat Beyond His garment's hem. "Rare was the bread He broke
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

Redemption through Blood, the Gracious Forgiveness of Sins
READ THE CHAPTER, and carefully note how the apostle goes to the back of everything, and commences with those primeval blessings which were ours before time began. He dwells on the divine love of old, and the predestination which came out of it; and all that blessed purpose of making us holy and without blame before him in love, which was comprehended in the covenant of grace. It does us good to get back to these antiquities--to these eternal things. You shake off something of the dust of time, as
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891

Cross References
Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

Romans 1:9
God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you

Colossians 1:9
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,

Jump to Previous
Behalf Cease Ceasing End Keeping Making Mention Mind Offer Praise Prayers Remembering Stopped Thanks
Jump to Next
Behalf Cease Ceasing End Keeping Making Mention Mind Offer Praise Prayers Remembering Stopped Thanks
Links
Ephesians 1:16 NIV
Ephesians 1:16 NLT
Ephesians 1:16 ESV
Ephesians 1:16 NASB
Ephesians 1:16 KJV

Ephesians 1:16 Bible Apps
Ephesians 1:16 Biblia Paralela
Ephesians 1:16 Chinese Bible
Ephesians 1:16 French Bible
Ephesians 1:16 German Bible

Ephesians 1:16 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Ephesians 1:15
Top of Page
Top of Page