New Living Translation
And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.
King James Bible
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Darby Bible Translation
which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all:
World English Bible
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Young's Literal Translation
which is his body, the fulness of Him who is filling the all in all,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:23 The fulness of him that filleth all in all - It is hard to say in what sense this can be spoken of the church; but the sense is easy and natural, if we refer it to Christ, who is the fulness of the Father.
Library'According To' --II.
'According to the riches of His grace.'--Eph. i. 7. We have seen, in a previous sermon, that a characteristic note of this letter is the frequent occurrence of that phrase 'according to.' I also then pointed out that it was employed in two different directions. One class of passages, with which I then tried to deal, used it to compare the divine purpose in our salvation with the historical process of the salvation. The type of that class of reference is found in a verse just before my text, 'according …
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'According To' --I.
From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
1 Corinthians 12:6
God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.
1 Corinthians 12:27
All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it.
God's purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself.
Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
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