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Ephesians 4:7

    Ephesians 4:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But to every one of us has grace been given in the measure of the giving of Christ.

    Webster's Revision

    But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    World English Bible

    But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

    Definitions for Ephesians 4:7

    Grace - Kindness; favor.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 4:7

    Unto every one of us is given grace - Grace may here signify a particular office; as if the apostle had said: Though we are all equal in the respects already mentioned, yet we have all different offices and situations to fill up in the Church and in the world; and we receive a free gift from Christ, according to the nature of the office, that we may be able to discharge it according to his own mind. So the free gift, which we receive from Christ, is according to the office or function which he has given us to fulfill; and the office is according to that free gift, each suited to the other.

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 4:7

    But unto every one of us - Every Christian.

    Is given grace - The favor of God; meaning here that God had bestowed upon each sincere Christian the means of living as he ought to do, and had in his gospel made ample provision that they might walk worthy of their vocation. What "are" the endowments thus given, the apostle states in the following verses. The "grace" referred to here, most probably means "the gracious influences of the Holy Spirit," or his operations on the heart in connection with the use of the means which God has appointed.

    According to the measure of the gift of Christ - Grace is bestowed upon all true Christians, and all have enough to enable them to live a life of holiness. Yet we are taught here:

    (1) That it is a "gift." It is "bestowed" on us. It is not what is originated by ourselves.

    (2) it is by a certain "measure." It is not unlimited, and without rule. There is a wise adaptation; an imparting it by a certain rule. The same grace is not given to all, but to all is given enough to enable them to live as they ought to live.

    (3) that measure is the gift of Christ, or what is given in Christ. It comes through him. It is what he has purchased; what he has obtained by his merits. All have enough for the purposes for which God has called them into his kingdom, but there are not the same endowments conferred on all. Some have grace given them to qualify them for the ministry; some to be apostles; some to be martyrs; some to make them eminent as public benefactors. All this has been obtained by Christ; and one Should not complain that another has more distinguished endowments than he has; compare Romans 12:3 note; John 1:16 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 4:7

    4:7 According to the measure of the gift of Christ - According as Christ is pleased to give to each.