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Ephesians 1:22

    Ephesians 1:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he has put all things under his feet, and has made him to be head over all things to the church,

    Webster's Revision

    and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church,

    World English Bible

    He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church,

    Definitions for Ephesians 1:22

    Church - Assembly of "called out" ones.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 1:22

    And hath put all things under his feet - All beings and things are subject to him, whether they be thrones, dominions, principalities, or powers, Colossians 1:16-18; Colossians 2:10; for he, God the Father, has given him to be head - chief, and supreme, over all, to the Church, the Church having no ruler but Jesus Christ; others may be officers in his Church, but he alone is head and supreme.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 1:22

    And hath put all things under his feet - See the notes at 1 Corinthians 15:27.

    And gave him to be the head over all things - Appointed him to be the supreme ruler.

    To the church - With reference to the church, or for ira benefit and welfare: see the notes or, John 17:2. The universe is under his control and direction for the welfare of his people.

    (1) all the elements - the physical works of God - the winds and waves - the seas and rivers - all are under him, and all are to be made tributary to the welfare of the church.

    (2) earthly kings and rulers; kingdoms and nations are under his control. Thus far Christ has controlled all the wicked rulers of the earth, and they have not been able to destroy that church which he redeemed with his own blood.

    (3) angels in heaven, with all their ranks and orders, are under his control with reference to the church; see the notes at Hebrews 1:14; compare Matthew 26:53.

    (4) fallen angels are under his control, and shall not be able to injure or destroy the church. See the notes at Matthew 16:18. The church, therefore, is safe. All the great powers of heaven, earth, and hell, are made subject to its Head and King; and no weapon that is formed against it shall prosper.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 1:22

    1:22 And he hath given him to be head over all things to the church - An head both of guidance and government, and likewise of life and influence, to the whole and every member of it. All these stand in the nearest union with him, and have as continual and effectual a communication of activity, growth, and strength from him, as the natural body from its head.