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Ephesians 2:6

    Ephesians 2:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places , in Christ Jesus:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that we came back from death with him, and are seated with him in the heavens, in Christ Jesus;

    Webster's Revision

    and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places , in Christ Jesus:

    World English Bible

    and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus:

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 2:6

    And hath raised us up together in Christ - Or rather, by Christ; his resurrection being the proof that he had made the full atonement, and that we might be justified by his blood. Believing, therefore, the record which God gave of his Son, we received this atonement, and were raised from a death of sin to a life of righteousness; and now we sit in heavenly places - we have a right to the kingdom of God, anticipate this glory, and are indescribably happy in the possession of this salvation, and in our fellowship with Christ Jesus.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 2:6

    And hath raised us up together - That is, we are raised from the death of sin to the life of religion, in connection with the resurrection of Jesus, and in virtue of that. So close is the connection between him and his people, that his resurrection made theirs certain; compare Colossians 2:12; notes, Romans 6:5.

    And made us sit together - Together with him. That is, we share his honors. So close is our connection with him, that we shall partake of his glory, and in some measure do now; compare the Matthew 19:28, note, and Romans 8:17, note.

    In heavenly places - see the notes at Ephesians 1:3. The meaning is, that he has gone to the heavenly world as our Head and Representative. His entrance there is a pledge that we shall also enter there. Even here we have the anticipation of glory, and are admitted to exalted honors, as if we sat in heavenly places, in virtue of our connection with him.

    In Christ Jesus - It is in connection with him that we are thus exalted, and thus filled with joy and peace. The meaning of the whole is," We are united to Christ. We die with him, and live with him. We share his sufferings, and we share his joys. We become dead to the world in virtue of his death; we become alive unto God in virtue of his resurrection. On earth we are exalted to honor, peace, and hope, in virtue of his resurrection; in heaven we shall share his, glory and partake of his triumphs."

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 2:6

    2:6 And hath raised us up together - Both Jews and gentiles already in spirit; and ere long our bodies too will be raised. And made us all sit together in heavenly places - This is spoken by way of anticipation. Believers are not yet possessed of their seats in heaven; but each of them has a place prepared for him.