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Ephesians 1:20

    Ephesians 1:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places ,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By which he made Christ come back from the dead, and gave him a place at his right hand in heaven,

    Webster's Revision

    which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places ,

    World English Bible

    which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,

    Definitions for Ephesians 1:20

    Wrought - Worked; made.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 1:20

    Set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places - Gave him, as mediator between God and man, the highest honors and dignities, Philippians 2:9; in which state of exaltation he transacts all the affairs of his Church, and rules the universe. The right hand is the place of friendship, honor, confidence, and authority.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 1:20

    Which he wrought in Christ - Which he exerted in relation to the Lord Jesus when he was dead. The "power" which was then exerted was as great as that of creation. It was imparting life to a cold and "mangled" frame. It was to open again the arteries and veins, and teach the heart to beat and the lungs to heave. It was to diffuse vital warmth through the rigid muscles, and to communicate to the body the active functions of life. It is impossible to conceive of a more direct exertion of "power" than in raising up the dead; and there is no more striking illustration of the nature of conversion than in such a resurrection.

    And set him at his own right hand - The idea is, that great power was displayed by this, and that a similar exhibition is made when man is renewed and exalted to the high honor of being made an heir of God. On the fact that Jesus was received to the right hand of God, see the notes at Mark 16:19; compare the notes at Acts 2:33.

    In the heavenly places - see the notes at Ephesians 1:3. The phrase here evidently means in heaven itself.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 1:20

    1:20 And he hath seated him at his own right hand - That is, he hath exalted him in his human nature, as a recompence for his sufferings, to a quiet, everlasting possession of all possible blessedness, majesty, and glory.