Paul had called these christians to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called 4. Study the bible online using commentary on ephesians and more. David guzik commentary on ephesians 1 talks about the work of the triune god, the father, the son, and the holy spirit, on behalf of the believer. Ephesians commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Sprouls work, the following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of ephesians. It was written around 60ad during pauls house arrest in rome. Calvins favorite epistle, it joyfully celebrates the grace of god and the love of christ in all their fullness. Practical insights for everyday christian living provides a comprehensive biblical commentary from renowned bible teacher joyce meyer. Ephesians overview, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. Some have taken the absence of the usual personal greetings. The apostles thanksgivings and praises to god for his inestimable blessings bestowed on the believing ephesians v. Moo, wheaton college ephesians has been described as both the crown of pauls letters and a waterloo for commentators.
You can find the best commentary on ephesians for you using the tools on the right side. Enclosed within the book of ephesians is the discipline needed to develop into true children of god. Exploring the links between the bible and our own times, klyne snodgrass shares perspectives on the book of ephesians that reveal its enduring relevance for our twentyfirstcentury lives. Everything in these three chapters spells out what is. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament.
Some think that this epistle to the ephesians was a circular letter sent to several. Introduction to ephesians bible exposition commentary. Bruce, in his commentary on the book of acts, provides us with some interesting information on the school of tyrannus. Ephesians 1 commentary new testament matthew henry. Ephesus was a city of ionia, in asia minor, and once the metropolis of that part of the world. Using the fruits of recent biblical research, peter obrien shows how ephesians sums up gods. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the.
Audiobible niv 49 ephesians dramatized new international version high quality duration. The book of ephesians teaches you who you are in christ, how to live as his follower, and how to gain victory in the spiritual battles you face. Ephesus was a city of ionia, in asia minor, and once. Specific instructions for christian living ephesians 4. Commentary on galatians and ephesians by john calvin. Because the name ephesus is not mentioned in every early manuscript, some scholars believe the letter was an encyclical, intended to be circulated and read.
Ephesians and colossians were probably composed at the same time in rome. The purpose of the book of ephesians was to warn the church elders about the false teachers that were teaching a false gospel and to maintain their first love that they held when they first became believers. The book of ephesians was very likely written between a. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible. A salutation, and an account of saving blessings, as prepared in gods eternal election, as purchased by christs blood. Ephesians the niv application commentary book 10 download. Ephesians commentary james rosscup writes that this was the great work in the life of the versatile dean of canterbury. Public activity ceased in the cities of ionia for several hours at. Put on the full armor of god so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes.
Book of ephesians matthew henrys bible commentary concise. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the ephesians the niv application commentary book 10, you will able to read or download in pdf or epub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. Paul intended that all who long for christlike maturity would receive this writing. I recommend this volume to anyone who is not familiar with the basic themes of this epistle. Baughs comments are invariably measured, judicious, the product of informed and careful scholarship, lightly worn.
There is not one exhortation in the first three chapters. Its authorship has traditionally been attributed to paul the apostle but starting in 1792, this has been challenged as deuteropauline, that is, written in pauls name by a later author strongly influenced by pauls thought, probably by a loyal. Bible commentaries adam clarke commentary ephesians. Best ephesians commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. Ephesians 1 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the bible. Klyne snodgrass, niv application commentary nivac, zondervan, 1996, 384 pp. Commentary on galatians and ephesians bible study guide. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading ephesians. Ephesians commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Some say that ephesians reads like a commentary on the pauline letters and probably it has been best termed the crown of paulinism. The book of ephesians hits on a wide range of moral and ethical behaviors, designed to ensure believers are living up to our heavenly calling. I offer the following commentary and summary for ephesians in this article.
Murrays notes on the greek text are indispensible for reading ephesians in its original language. The western text indicates that paul had the use of the building from 11 a. Best commentaries and books on ephesians logos bible. However, paul presented the gift of god in christ and the benefits we. As we continue in our faith from day to day, month to month, and year to year, the temptation to get comfortable will always exist. A free bible version and commentary on the letter to the ephesians in easyenglish. This commentary will join hoehner and obrien as the first references on ephesians to which i turn. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep formatter, version 3. Ephesians 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Paul began here in the manner of all writers of his time with a salutation ephesians 1. Les painter bible text by cynthia green this commentary has been through advanced checking. Ephesians 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Study ephesians using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Sproul has himself written a very helpful introductory level commentary on it titled the purpose of god.
Theme the letter describes gods plan for mans salvation, with emphasis on the role of the church. Finally, be strong in the lord and in his mighty power. This summary of the book of ephesians provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of ephesians. The introduction to the whole epistle, which is much the same as in others v. Ephesians 1 commentary new testament matthew henry st. Ephesians 1 paul, an apostle of christ jesus by the. Book of ephesians overview insight for living ministries. The book is quite similar in many ways to colossians, but that book places more emphasis on the work of christ, where this book emphasizes more the. From a foremost authority on the new testament comes a major new commentary on ephesians a letter of truth, love, and unity to our superficial world. Ephesians and colossians have a number of parallels. Best commentaries and books on ephesians logos bible software. Paul wrote the letter to the ephesians sometime in ad 6061, around the same time.
The body of the commentary is based on the english text with greek commentary relegated to the footnotes, as is the style of the pillar series. Paul gives thanks and prays for the ephesians ephesians 1. Public activity ceased in the cities of ionia for several hours at 11 a. All serious students of scripture who are looking to learn about the text and wish to have the best scholarship presented to them in a way that aids in determining the texts meaning will greatly benefit from gundrys commentary on the new testament commentary on ephesians ebook 9781441237675 by robert h. The book of ephesians is a letter from paul to christians at ephesus. Read ephesians commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Preface to the epistle of paul the apostle to the ephesians. A selection of the best commentaries and bible study resources on the book of ephesians. The letter to the ephesians pillar new testament commentary by peter t. Paul spent more time there than any other city about three years. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on pauls letter to the ephesians. Ephesians 1 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. E phesians is one of the most encouraging books in the new testament. Commentary on the book of ephesians by matthew henry new.
The riches of gods grace towards men, shown from their deplorable state by nature, and the happy change divine grace makes in them. Ephesians 2 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The book of ephesians hits on a wide range of moral and ethical behaviors. Each chapter includes the scripture reference being taught along with commentary emphasizing the. Ephesians the niv application commentary book 10 kindle edition by snodgrass, klyne. The book is quite similar in many ways to colossians, but that book places more emphasis on the work of christ, where this book emphasizes more the involvement of the church. Get this book on amazon using its exact isbn interview. Two significant prayers of paul are found in this book eph 1. Because the name ephesus is not mentioned in every early manuscript, some scholars believe the letter was an encyclical, intended to be circulated and read among all the churches in asia minor and was simply. The letter is addressed to the church in the city of ephesus, capital of the roman province of asia asia minor, modern turkey. This makes for a readable commentary which will be very helpful for the busy pastor or student preparing to preach the text of ephesians.
Sproul has himself written a very helpful introductory level commentary on it titled the purpose. An introduction to the book of ephesians an argument of the book of ephesians selected bibliography on the book of ephesians. Ephesians baker exegetical commentary on the new testament. This letter, in many ways, is the crowning glory of the new testament. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. But these must have been for ever hidden from us, if god had not made them known by his written word, preached gospel, and spirit of truth. Ephesians has been called the queen of the epistles, the quintessence of paulinism, the divinest composition of man and even the waterloo of commentators. A verse by verse inductive and exegetical bible study series into the book of ephesians. Therefore it need a free signup process to obtain the book. Doctrine occupies the greatest portion of the book of ephesians. This volume in the pillar new testament commentary series provides a rich exposition of ephesians, one of the most significant documents ever written. Top 5 commentaries on the book of ephesians ligonier ministries. This letter is one of pauls four imprisonment letters. Ephesus was the chief city of the coastal area of asia minor.237 1337 566 821 1002 1137 1572 1516 1080 1609 333 1197 1589 912 1514 421 927 284 465 431 1455 1268 630 721 866 1133 1426 669 244 814 1191 1071 1593 602 742 175 1313 857 659 261 903 983 1479 661 20 947