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Ephesians 2:21

    Ephesians 2:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to an holy temple in the Lord:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In whom all the building, rightly joined together, comes to be a holy house of God in the Lord;

    Webster's Revision

    in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord;

    World English Bible

    in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord;

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 2:21

    In whom - By which foundation corner stone, Christ Jesus, all the building, composed of converted Jews and Gentiles, fitly framed together, συναρμολογουμενη, properly jointed and connected together, groweth unto a holy temple - is continually increasing, as new converts from Judaism or heathenism flock into it. It is not a finished building, but will continue to increase, and be more and more perfect, till the day of judgment.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 2:21

    In whom - That is, "by" whom, or "upon" whom. It was in connection with him, or by being reared on him as a foundation.

    All the building - The whole church of Christ.

    Fitly framed together - The word used here means "to joint together," as a carpenter does the frame-work of a building. The materials are accurately and carefully united by mortises and tenons. so that the building shall be firm. Different materials may be used, and different kinds of timber may be employed, but one part shall be worked into another, so as to constitute a durable and beautiful edifice. So in the church. The different materials of the Jews and Gentiles; the people of various nations, though heretofore separated and discordant, become now united, and form an harmonious society. They believe the same doctrines; worship the same God; practice the same holiness; and look forward to the same heaven.

    Groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord - see the 1 Corinthians 3:17 note; 2 Corinthians 6:16 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 2:21

    2:21 On whom all the building fitly framed together - The whole fabric of the universal church rises up like a great pile of living materials. Into an holy temple in the Lord - Dedicated to Christ, and inhabited by him, in which he displays his presence, and is worshipped and glorified. What is the temple of Diana of the Ephesians, whom ye formerly worshipped, to this?