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Ephesians 1:15

    Ephesians 1:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which ye show toward all the saints,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause I, having had news of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and which you make clear to all the saints,

    Webster's Revision

    For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which ye show toward all the saints,

    World English Bible

    For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and which ye shew toward all the saints,

    Definitions for Ephesians 1:15

    Saints - Men and women of God.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 1:15

    Faith in the Lord Jesus - Cordial reception of the Christian religion, amply proved by their love to all the saints - to all the Christians. Perhaps love here implies, not only the kind affection so called, but also all the fruits of love - benevolence, and kind offices of every description.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 1:15

    Wherefore, I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus - This is one of the passages usually relied on by those who suppose that this Epistle was not written to the Ephesians. The argument is, that he writes to them as if they were strangers to him, and that it is not language such as would be used in addressing a people among whom he had spent three years; see the introduction, section 5. But this inference is not conclusive. Paul had been some years absent from Ephesus when this Epistle was written. In the difficult communication in those times between distant places, it is not to be supposed that he would hear often from them. Perhaps he had heard nothing after the time when he bade farewell to the elders of Ephesus at Miletus Acts 20, until the time here referred to. It would be, therefore, a matter of great interest with him to hear from them; and when in some way intelligence was brought to him at Rome of a very gratifying character about their growth in piety, he says that his anxiety was relieved, and that he did not cease to give thanks for what he had heard, and to commend them to God in prayer.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 1:15

    1:15 Since I heard of your faith and love - That is, of their perseverance and increase therein.