Ephesians 1 :16

Ephesians 1 :16 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Give praise without end for you, keeping you in mind in my prayers;

Webster's Revision

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

World English Bible

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

English Revised Version (ERV)

cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Definitions for Ephesians 1 :16

Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 1 :16

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.

Barnes' Commentary on Ephesians 1 :16

Cease not to give thanks for you - In the prosperity of the church at Ephesus he could not but feel the deepest interest, and their welfare he never forgot.

Making mention of you in my prayers - Paul was far distant from them, and expected to see them no more. But he had faith in prayer, and he sought that they might advance in knowledge and in grace. What was the particular subject of his prayers, he mentions in the following verses.

Wesley's Commentary on Ephesians 1 :16

1:16 I cease not - In all my solemn addresses to God. To give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers - So he did of all the churches, Col 1:9.
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