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Ephesians 2:18

    Ephesians 2:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because through him the two of us are able to come near in one Spirit to the Father.

    Webster's Revision

    for through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father.

    World English Bible

    For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 2:18

    For through him - Christ Jesus, we both - Jews and Gentiles, have access by one Spirit - through the influence of the Holy Ghost, unto the Father - God Almighty. This text is a plain proof of the holy Trinity. Jews and Gentiles are to be presented unto God the Father; the Spirit of God works in their hearts, and prepares them for this presentation; and Jesus Christ himself introduces them. No soul can have access to God but by Jesus Christ, and he introduces none but such as receive his Holy Spirit. All who receive that Spirit are equally dear to him; and, whatever their names be among men, they are known in heaven as children of God, and heirs of eternal glory.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 2:18

    For through him - That is, he has secured this result that we have access to God. This he did by his death - reconciling us to God by the doctrines which he taught - acquainting us with God; and by his intercession in heaven - by which our "prayers gain acceptance" with him.

    We both have access - Both Jews and Gentiles; see the notes at Romans 5:2. We are permitted to approach God through him, or in his name. The Greek word here - προσαγωγή prosagōgē - relates properly to the introduction to, or audience which we are permitted to have with a prince or other person of high rank. This must be effected through an officer of court to whom the duty is entrusted. "Rosenmuller," Alt und neu Morgenland, in loc.

    By one Spirit - By the aid of the same Spirit - the Holy Spirit; see notes, 1 Corinthians 12:4.

    Unto the Father - We are permitted to come and address God as our Father; see the Romans 8:15, note 26, note.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 2:18

    2:18 For through him, we both - Jews and gentiles. Have access - Liberty of approaching, by the guidance and aid of one Spirit to God as our Father. Christ, the Spirit, and the Father, the three - one God, stand frequently in the same order.