ephesians 3:18 meaning

Могли постигнуть. (A. Maclaren, D. D.). Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Salem Media Group. On ἅγιος, see Ephesians 1:2. Ephesians 3:18 This constitutes the third of the petitions in this great prayer of Paul’s, each of which, as we have had occasion to see in former sermons, rises above, and is a consequence of the preceding, and leads on to, and is a cause or occasion of the subsequent one. i. You will learn to do business upon the greater waters of the Redeemer’s infinite love to His people, as you sail upon the stream of your love to Him. See on John 1:5, and compare Philemon 3:12, Philemon 3:13. Let’s pray to God, and thank him for loving us, and taking care of us as his favorite things. The two participles ἐῤῥιζομένοι and τεθεμελιωμένοι, are usually said to express the same idea by different figures-the one borrowed from botany and the other from architecture. Sub-final clause again with ινα — hina and the first aorist active subjunctive of εχισχυω — exischuō a late and rare compound (from εχ ισχυω — exκαταλαβεσται — ischuō) to have full strength. Rooted and grounded ( ἐῤῥιζωμένοι καὶ τεθεμελιωμένοι ). The Apostle Paul explained God’s love in this fashion: Ephesians 3:18NLT "And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is." It's broad enough to take in Jew and Gentile. The love of Jesus Christ does not surround our favoured island alone, but, like the ocean, it washes every shore. TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. a twofold figurative indication of the sense: stedfast and enduring. 26. If you have put your trust in the Saviour, there's no room for worry. But to be forthright it is also used of width in Revelation 21:16 "And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. Ἱσχύς is strength embodied; inhering in organized power. And to this redemptive, these geometrical distinctions have been attributed with a truth and beauty not deserving the repulse they receive from Meyer and others. Hence it is an advance on δυνάμει mightin Ephesians 3:16(see note). The previous training required for this measurement. It's broad enough to take us in. But, as Eadie justly objects, the Greek conjunction used by St. Paul does not thus unite two clauses co-ordinately. cxx. The breadth is seen in reaching out Divine mercy to sinners who are far off from God (Isaiah 65:1; Isaiah 45:22). He therefore begins with the elementary information, and when they have learned simpler matters they are ready for the more difficult studies. With all saints, the whole body of believers is meant, and it is implied, not only that all saints have this common study, but also that they pursue it in common. But that clause is not epexegetical of the preceding, as is manifest in the use of τε instead of καί, for this particle does not conjoin dependent sentences-it only adjoins collateral or independent propositions. Ephesians 3:18. ἐν ἀγάπῃ ἐῤῥιζ. (c) Where is the measure for all this? 3. Comprehension is available to all who obey Christ. What is the breadth of the love of Christ? “May be fully able’ (Alf). Of all the things mentioned as the possible object of these words, people are unable to know the infinite dimensions of them; but Christ in our hearts can help us to understand how infinitely above people are the things of God. It is a subjective genitive, meaning "Christ's love to us," or possessive genitive, "Christ's love." 1. * 1 Because of this, a I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ * [Jesus] for you Gentiles— 2 if, as I suppose, you have heard of the stewardship * of God’s grace that was given to me for your benefit, b 3 [namely, that] the mystery * was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly earlier. The early fathers delighted to refer it to the cross, and to trace in the four dimensions of the cross a symbol of this four-fold extension of the love of God in Christ. III. (191) Instead, namely, of the apostle adding τῆς ἀγάπης τοῦ χριστοῦ immediately after ὕψος and thus bringing to a close the majestic flow of his discourse, now, when he has written as far as ὕψος, there first presents itself to his lively conception the—as regards sense, climactically parallel to the just expressed καταλαβέσθαι … ὕψος—oxymoron γνῶναι τὴν ὑπερβάλλουσαν τῆς γνώσεως; he appends this, and can now no longer express the love of Christ in the genitive, so that τὸ πλάτος … ὕψος remains without a genitive, but lays claim to its genitival definition as self-evident from the ἀγάπην τοῦ χριστοῦ immediately following. The clause is, however, connected by some with the preceding one. But the change of construction is not so easily accounted for, if this view of the connection be adopted. “With all the saints”: With all other Christians. Let us thank Him and give our life to Him. of Breadth, and length, and depth, and height - namely, the full dimensions of the spiritual temple, answering to "the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:19), to which the Church, according to its capacity, ought to correspond (cf. Long suffering, forgiveness, faithfulness, patience, immutability. And because of the marvelous revelation of that, the purpose of God in the church, I maintain that this is what He is talking about. Redemption, calling, perseverance. It all comes because this heaven-descended Christ has come down the long staircase of Incarnation, and has brought with Him into the clouds and oppressions of our terrestrial atmosphere a germ of life which He has planted in the heart of the race, there to spread forever. !”, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Mitchell's Commentary on Selected New Testament Books, Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books, Corinthians, First and Second, Theology of. And there is another way to measure it. 5. According to the text, we have a solid body to deal with, for we are to measure its breadth and length, and depth, and height. [349] Codex Claromontanus (sæc. We might almost pass over the fancy of those who suppose the apostle to take a survey of the Divine nature. The supplement in this case appears to be far-fetched, and there is no allusion in the context to any such theme; the mystery referred to in Ephesians 3:4-10 being the admission of the Gentiles into the church, and not the scheme of grace in its wide and glorious aspects. on John 1:5. Theophylact makes it the condition of Christ's dwelling in their hearts. λ.] Passages from profane literature for the tropical usage of both words may be seen in Raphel, Herod. You may disagree with me on this and it's all right. May be fully able, or, ‘may be strong enough,’ suggesting difficulty, and the need of exertion. You would see me sit down again and maybe even take a nap. Is this long enough? 3. ), at Rome, collated by Tischendorf and others. Colossians 2:2, note; unless the Nominative rather agrees with you may be able,(50) as the ardour of Paul was eagerly intent on what follows. The height of this love consists in making sinners heirs of God, and bringing them finally to glory (2 Timothy 4:6-8). Winer, § 19, 1. What great things man can hold! ", —Inasmuch as you Gentile Ephesians are built, —These are the four geometrical dimensions of a building, or other solid or spacial object. "The earth is full of thy goodness." “Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is,” for “where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” The whole Church is a spiritual organism which is requisite for the comprehension of love Divine in its fulness. [345] Codex Mosquensis (sæc. Grotius understands depth and height of God‘s goodness raising us from the lowest depression to the greatest height. What does it mean to comprehend the “breadth and length and height and depth” in Ephesians 3:18? Let me come to the very words of our text, and point out to you their order. It is not a thing of today, suddenly conceived, and that may be suddenly laid aside; it is from eternity, and had its birth before the foundations of the earth were laid. Commission to Preach God’s Plan. “We observe that the apostle now passes from our love (in which we are to be rooted and grounded) to Christ"s love (which he prays we may know” (Stott p. 137). "Thy mercy, O God, reacheth to the heavens," Psalms 36:5. κ. τεθεμ. Use this table … 2. Their being strengthened, their being inhabited by Christ, and their “having been rooted and grounded in love,” not only prepared them for this special study, but had made it their grand object. It necessitates a view from all sides of the subject. The astronomer cannot always see the stars because they are far away, and outside of him; but our star shines in the heaven of our hearts evermore. The general idea of vastness is expressed in these ordinary terms for dimension. Evidently Paul’s petition is applicable to all who believe in Christ. 1. 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, They are to easily understand the love of Christ, indeed hasn"t Paul set forth the ground work for their easily understanding it in the previous passages? 2. Not of the wisdom of God, which de Wette quite irrelevantly introduces from Colossians 2:3; Job 11:8. They can appreciate that it is long enough to reach the far off (Gentiles) as well as the near (Jews) and to stretch from eternity to eternity. What is the object in view in the mention of these dimensions? vi. He would have them exercised in the art of measurement. God loves all His creatures--not one is excluded. Estius is more full and precise. That they might exhibit the effects of it in its constraining influence and constant peace (Romans 5:1-5). The first word, εξισχυσητε, from εξ, intensive, and ισχυω, to be strong, signifies that they might be thoroughly able, by having been strengthened with might, by God's power. And then in Ephesians 2:7, in the ages to come He's going to show forth the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us by Christ Jesus. Yet, to sustain the point and emphasis, he repeats the article before each of the substantives. Neither, however, can this opinion be sustained. Paul wants them to easily comprehend this information, not to have to struggle with it, not to have to work at it and not to have to figure things out. “I will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” The depths of Christ’s love go down beneath all human necessity, sorrow, suffering, and sin. Without fire there can be no effulgence, or radiance. This metathesis was suggested by Photius, and has been followed by Beza, Heinsius, Grotius, Crocius, and the Authorized Version. Thus, Herodot. 5, with classical writers in the active. It may be noted that comprehension is placed after love, just as in Philippians 1:9, “I pray that your love may abound (that is, overflow) in knowledge and in all judgment.” The spiritual order of revelation differs from that of the “wisdom of the world.” It has first faith, next love, and finally knowledge, because its object is a person, not an abstract principle. The mind must be rendered apt, and the soul invigorated, to take in and comprehend these mysteries. In Ephesians 3:19 the love is at length expressly mentioned; but in Ephesians 3:18 the fulness of God in itself; but this very fulness is also tinctured with love. Anything short of eternal patience would have been long ago exhausted by your sins and mine, and our brethren’s. We now come to consider more closely the science of heavenly mensuration itself. Some understand the love of Christ or God to us. Now the second thing is the length of it. Ибо одна лишь любовь содержит всякую премудрость для Христовых возлюбленных. Depth and height are the same dimension measured from opposite ends. 4. What is the meaning of Ephesians 2:8–9? Comprehend; understand more and more of the inexhaustible, eternal love of Christ, the fulness of which infinitely transcends all finite comprehension. Августин сильно потворствовал утонченным не относящимся к делу умствованиям. And, lastly, what is the height of the love of Christ? you cannot have gone too deep for Christ’s love to reach you. ), the mystery of the Cross (Est. For the breadth of the fulness and of the love of Christ is signified, and that too in respect of all men and all peoples; and its length, extending through all ages, Ephesians 3:21 : as also its depth, which no creature can fathom; and its height, Ephesians 4:8, such as no enemy can reach. Посему, дабы смысл стал проще, слова надо понимать так: чтобы мы постигли Христову любовь, которая есть долгота, широта, глубина и высота нашей премудрости, то есть все ее совершенство. 1. If “Christ dwell in your hearts by faith,” you will be “rooted and grounded in love,” and as a consequence, you will be able to comprehend spiritual things. Could I couple with that a verse from the Psalm and then Hebrews chapter ten. I tell you, my friend, this just gets into my heart. It seems to be a general term that is defined by its context since these are the only three usages of the word in the Bible. LOVE UNKNOWABLE AND KNOWN. It is also the view of Theophylact and OEcumenius, followed by Beza, Bullinger, Piscator, Zanchius, Crocius, Crellius, Calovius, Rückert, Meier, Harless, Baumgarten-Crusius, and Olshausen. Yet, brethren, the height of this love will be best seen in a future state. But we do not call that love. To English readers this conveys the meaning understand. Keep there, eagles. This connection is also advocated by many, including Erasmus, Luther, Harless, Olshausen, and de Wette. 1. In what terms of distance are we to express it? Is it the overall enormity of the subject? That they might comprehend the perpetuity of it (John 13:1; Psalms 89:33). Now I'm going to say something here, and I want to be careful what I'm saying here, because I know that you read commentaries and hear preachers and they say that the length, and breadth, and depth, and height, is of the love of God. ᾿εν ἀγάπῃ ἐῤῥιζωμένοι καὶ τεθεμελιωμένοι ἵνα—“Ye having been rooted and grounded in love, in order that.” Some solve the difficulty felt about the connection of this clause by proposing to transfer ἵνα to its commencement. And you'll find some in the first chapter, you'll find some in the second chapter. The depth of this love is seen in raising sinners from condemnation and hell (Psalms 40:2-3; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). They can see that it is high enough to raise both Jews and Gentiles into the heavenly places. [that you] may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; The order of the TR, , is that of [344] [345] [346], Syr., etc. "[41] Perhaps if we were to cite all of these possible meanings and were privileged to ask the apostle which one is correct, he might very well answer, "Why all of them, of course? How often ἵνα and other conjunctions follow a part of the sentence which is with special emphasis prefixed, no matter whether that part of the sentence be subject or object (Romans 11:31; 2 Corinthians 2:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Acts 19:4; Galatians 2:10, al. ἐῤῥιζ. It would relate to my moving furniture if I said "This tables HUGENESS is really a problem because the table is so long, so wide, and so tall. Then what is Paul talking about? The old Greek commentators, as well as Erasmus and Grotius, refer it to our, is far back in the discourse, yet the thought, redemption, runs through its whole current. Bengel), which is at variance with the context; inasmuch as a temple is not spoken of either before or after ( τεθεμελιωμένοι … τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ θεοῦ!). That ye may be strong (ινα εχισχυσητε — hina exischusēte). (J. There does not seem to be much force in this reasoning. Colossians 2:7; 1 Corinthians 3:9. 3. exischuo. The verb καταλαβέσθαι, used in the middle voice, has in the New Testament the meaning of “to comprehend,” or to make a mental seizure. Тот, кто ею обладает, имеет вполне достаточно. ), that being the supreme theme and the one which is immediately set before us in express terms. Love led him to the Cross and love caused him to build his church (Matthew 16:18), which not being limited to Jerusalem, covers the whole earth and reaches to heaven itself!!! Yes, it was broad enough to take me in, bless His name, and broad enough to take you in. It is not necessary therefore to find a specific reference in each of the terms, still less to accept any one of the many mystical explanations. Comp. And I hope you'll find just what I have found. Paul prays that believers will be able to understand the huge dimensions … The previous ἀγάπη could not suggest the thought, for there it is subjective. κ. τεθεμ. κ. God is not playing with this thing; God had a purpose. ), the wisdom of God (De Wette), love (Moule), all that God has revealed or done in us and for us (Alf.). Now, have you got your Bibles? This seems the more sensible at this point to me. This exegesis is both violent and unnatural, puts an unusual sense upon καταλαβέσθαι, and treats τί τὸ πλάτος as if it were τὸ πλάτος τι. (Newman Halt, LL. One would have expected a genitive of possession, if ἀγάπη were not predicated of the persons themselves-if it were not a feeling in their hearts. But this loving Christ goes down, down, down into the thickest, most pestilential atmosphere, reeking with sin and corruption, and stretches out a rescuing hand to the most abject and undermost of all the victims. In fact, the Apostle Peter in chapter two and chapter four of Acts offered salvation to those who crucified Christ. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal." ), now at St. Petersburg, published in facsimile type by its discoverer, Tischendorf, in 1862. “When Paul spoke of Christians comprehending the riches of God, he did not have in mind that only a few select saints could understand truth. Comp. [348] Codex Ephraemi (sæc. Acts 4:13; Acts 10:34; Acts 25:25; Josephus, Antt. There is the length of it. That the terms indicate the measurement of God's love to men, is the view advocated partly by Chrysostom, and by Erasmus, Bodius, Vatablus, Grotius, Rollock, Dickson, Baumgarten, Flatt, and von Gerlach. If men can get you within range they mean no good to you. What is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height - Here the apostle still keeps up the metaphor, comparing the Church of God to a building; and as, in order to rear a proper building, formed on scientific principles, a ground plan and specification must be previously made, according to which the building is to be constructed, the apostle refers to this; for this must be thoroughly understood, without which the building could not be formed. His love is boundless. 8. 3. Is it broad enough? And they were to engage in this study along with the universal church of Christ-not angels, or glorified spirits, or office-bearers in the church exclusively, as some have maintained. You may measure the breadth and length of a thing at a great distance, but you cannot very well measure its depth without drawing near to it. With greater plausibility, Christ's love to us is supposed to be the theme of allusion, by Calvin, Calixtus, Zanchius Aretius, Semler, Zachariae, Storr, Bisping, Meyer, Holzhausen, Hodge, Peile, and Ellicott. "Great is thy mercy toward me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell," Psalms 86:13. If I'm elected to be saved, I'm going to be saved; and if I'm not elected to be saved, I'm not going to be saved. Schmid, Michaelis, Morus, Koppe, and others, including Rückert, Matthies, Harless, Olshausen, Baumgarten-Crusius, de Wette, Bleek, holding that it attaches itself, with abnormal employment of case, predicatively to ἐν ταῖς καρδ. I. Paul begins: “I pray so that you would be able to grasp, together with all the holy ones, what is the breadth and length and height and depth”. And they who feel themselves “rooted and grounded in love” need no incitement to this survey and measurement, for He whom they love is its foundation, while His Father dwells in it, and His Spirit builds it up with generation after generation of believers. Ephesians 3:19 NASB "And to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge"- the genitive "of Christ" cannot be objective, meaning "our love to Christ." The point, I struggle at length to come to a decision and to a plan of action. The power tounderstand. That knowledge must, even here, “grow from more to more;” but St. Paul’s prayer can never be perfectly realised till we “know even as we are known.”. The Apostle here sets forth the ‘greatness’ (chap. We cannot lay any stress on the dictum of Harless, that the omission of the article before the substantive proves it to be used in a subjective sense, and to signify our love to Christ. . I'm going to ask you to take chapters one, two, and three and read them through and find out what is the breadth of the purpose of God and the length and the depth and the height. Nor can we accede to Meyer, who seems to restrict it to brother-love; for if it be the grace of love which is here specified, then it is love to Christ, and to every creature that bears His image. Ничуть не большее, чем рассуждение Амвросия, думавшего, что речь идет о какой-то сферической форме. And height — Not to be reached by any enemy. His glory, holiness, greatness, Deity, make up the other. The discovery of the Sinaitic manuscript leaves the weight of evidence in favor of the received order. Вне же любви нет ничего прочного, ничего полезного, ничего правого и здравомысленного. 9. Whenever any of these are used, the details must be proven from other passages, the choice being largely a matter of individual fancy. A study of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesian Church in Ephesus. It is very fully described in three parts. See how near he would have Jesus to be! Why should you and I be worry warts? Мф. Greek. But I do not see that there is clear evidence that there is allusion here to the temple at Ephesus. As to the subject of all these measurements there are some that suggest it is the cross of Christ, others the New Jerusalem, others the power and/or wisdom of God, others the completeness of salvation, while others suggest we look in the immediate context and find the object is the love of Christ. And it gives life and symmetry to all the other graces, for confidence and hope in a being to whom you are indifferent, cannot have such vigour and permanence as they have in one to whom the spirit is intelligently and engrossingly attached. You probably also know I love to reorganize our home for the maximum use and convenience. Mankind has many common characteristics. But I can measure His purpose and counsel with respect to the church. The source of mental illumination is the Son of God in the heart. The "breadth" implies Christ's worldwide love, embracing all men; the "length," its extension through all ages (Ephesians 3:21); the "depth," its profound wisdom, which no creature can fathom (Romans 11:33); the "height," its being beyond the reach of any foe to deprive us of it (Ephesians 4:8) (Bengel). Such a poor, pale; Shadowy thing has no right to the warm, throbbing name; has no right to demand from us any answering thrill of affection; and unless you think of Jesus Christ as something more and other than the purest and the loftiest benevolence that ever dwelt in human form, I know of no intelligible sense in which the length of His love can be stretched to touch you. "he poured out wisdom upon all his words." One only needs to read the first few chapters of Acts to realize that God did that. “All manner of sin.”. God has gifts which He bestows on the solitary students of Divine truth, and gifts which He bestows on His solitary petitioners in the closet or under, the fig tree. VII (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1958), p. 35. O sinner! This is very ingenious and entertaining: but what has it to do with Paul’s meaning? Pulsford.). Together they express the grandeur of the love of Christ” (Caldwell p. 146). you cannot have sinned too foully for forgiveness. Such is the view of Chrysostom, who calls it- τὸ μυστήριον τὸ ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν οἰκονομηθέν, and Theodoret, who describes it as- τῆς οἰκονομίας τὸ μέγεθος. Harless adopts the view of Chrysostom and Theophylact, and regards the clause as a condition—“Christ dwells in their heart, since they had been rooted in love.” But the clause, so changed, becomes a species of independent proposition, giving a marked prominence to the sense, and connected at once with the preceding context as its result, and with the following context as its starting idea-the perfect being used with propriety, and not the present. Lachmann): in order that, rooted and grounded in love, ye may be able, etc. We are to be strengthened in the inner man by the Spirit of God; and who can strengthen as He strengthens? The Apostle Paul does not propose that the new convert should at once be able to measure the breadth and length and depth and height of the love of Christ; he knows that this is not within the range of his infant mind; for the newborn spirit has a time of growth to go through before it can enter into the deep things of God. “The disclosure of this mystery is the heritage of all the people of God: it is fitting that they should have an intelligent appreciation of it. Every special attempt at interpretation is unpsychological, and only gives scope to that caprice which profanes by dissecting the outpouring of enthusiasm. By length is meant his eternal duration: (Psalm ci.) On the other hand, the change of syntax indicates a change of connection, and the use of the irregular nominative makes the transition easy to the form adopted with ἵνα. ; Winer, p. 505 [E. T. 715]; Buttmann, p. 256 [E. T. 299]); but here the perfect participles are opposed to this, since they in fact would express not the state into which the readers are to come (“ita ut in amore sitis stabiles,” Morus), but the state in which they already are (so also Rückert), the state which is presupposed as predicate of the readers (so Harless and Olshausen). The breadth, and length, and depth, and height;— It has often been observed, that this text is extremely emphatical. He sees us in the ages to come, showing forth the riches of His grace. might have a larger and more comprehensive view of. III. No, you are not. The second prayer request in Ephesians 3:18-19 is a prayer for knowledge. Thus resemblance to Jesus, devotion to Him, and growth in grace, as the elements and means of spiritual advancement, are intimately connected with love as their living basis. This view of the door of science, and the downward measure depth... 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