HOPE – BLESSED – BLESSING

Greek Meanings and Different Translations


Greek Word Study – Holman Study Bible – Ephesians

Ephesians 4:4 HOPE – g1680


There is One Body and One Spirit — just as you were Called to One HOPE, at your Calling.


g1680. ἐλπίς elpis; from a primary ἔλπω elpō

(to Anticipate, usually with Pleasure); Expectation (abstractly or concretely) or Confidence: —

Faith, Hope. AV (54) - hope 53, faith 1;

Expectation of Good, Hope in the Christian sense Joyful and Confident Expectation

of Eternal Salvation.

On hope, in hope, having hope, in the Author of Hope, or He who is its Foundation

of the thing hoped for.


Discovery Bible

1680 elpís (from elpō, "to Anticipate, Welcome") – properly,

Expectation of Something Sure (Certain); Hope.

Biblical Hope is never mere human wishing!


Ro 5:1-5: we exult in hope (1680/elpís) of the glory of God. 3And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5and hope (1680/elpís) does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us" (NASB).

Hope in Scripture goes beyond human wishing and is not based on earthly circumstances (outcomes). Accordingly, no situation can cause faith to become hopeless. Indeed human disappointments always operate in God's appointments, so we must cling to Christ in adversity and actively expect His best.


Hope (hoping) operates in the spiritual (invisible) realm in which God imparts faith

(cf. Ro 8:24 with 1 Jn 5:4). Hope carries a deep sense of assurance from God about the conviction He works within (i.e. about the persuasion-faith He inbirths, Heb 11:1).


Example: The "Blessed Hope" of the Church is the reality of Christ's Second Coming (Tit 2:13).

Hope (1680/elpís) in Scripture is always based on the written or living word of God. This spiritual waiting, with faith-prompted expectation, knows the Lord will bring to pass what He has spoken –

in the way He desires and on His timetable.


Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Commentory


hope--here associated with "the Spirit," which is the "earnest of our inheritance" (Eph 1:13, 14). As "faith" is mentioned, Eph 4:5, so "hope" here, and "love," Eph 4:2. The Holy Spirit, as the common higher principle of life (Eph 2:18, 22), gives to the Church its true unity. Outward uniformity is as yet unattainable; but beginning by having one mind, we shall hereafter end by having "one body." The true "body" of Christ (all believers of every age) is already "one," as joined to the one Head. But its unity is as yet not visible, even as the Head is not visible; but it shall appear when He shall appear (Joh 17:21-23; Col 3:4).


Matthew Henry's Concise Commenary


Ephesians 4:1-6  Nothing is pressed more earnestly in the Scriptures, than to walk as becomes those called to Christ’s kingdom and glory. By lowliness, understand humility, which is opposed to pride. By meekness, that excellent disposition of soul, which makes men unwilling to provoke, and not easily to be provoked or offended. We find much in ourselves for which we can hardly forgive ourselves; therefore we must not be surprised if we find in others that which we think it hard to forgive. There is one Christ in whom all believers hope, and one heaven they are all hoping for; therefore they should be of one heart. They had all one faith, as to its object, Author, nature, and power.


Gospel Transformation Bible Study Notes


Eph. 4:2–6 The first set of imperatives concerns the unity of the Spirit. Paul urges the Ephesians to maintain the bond of peace by doing four things (vv. 2–3). They are to be humble, gentle, and patient, bearing with one another in love. How many relational problems could be avoided if only we waded into conflict more slowly and gave people the benefit of the doubt?

Having explained practically how to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, Paul goes on to mention seven theological propositions that speak to the reality of the unity the church in Ephesus already shares: (1) We are one body. (2) We have one Spirit. (3) We have one hope. (4) We have one Lord. (5) We have one faith. (6) We have one baptism. (7) We have one God and Father of all. The unity of the church—which given this doctrinal foundation does not require any sort of watered-down theology—is precious to Christ and should be precious to us (cf. John 17:20–23).


Greek Word Study – Holman Study Bible

Blessed - Ephesians 1:3 Blessing – Ephesians 1:3


Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has BLESSED us in Christ

with every Spiritual BLESSING in the Heavens.


BLESSED – g2127.

εὐλογέω eulogeō; from a compound of 2095 and 3056; to speak well of,

i.e. to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper): — bless, praise.

AV (44) - bless 43, praise 1;

to praise, celebrate with praises to invoke blessings to consecrate a thing, a person with solemn prayers to ask God's blessing on a thing pray God to bless it to one's use pronounce a consecratory blessing on of God to cause to prosper, to make happy, to bestow blessings on favoured of God.


Discovery Bible


2127 eulogéō (from 2095/eú, "well, good" and 3056/lógos, "word, reason") – properly, speak (reason) to confer benefit; hence, bless.

2127/eulogeō ("confer what is beneficial") is used of God blessing people (Lk 1:28; Eph 1:3; Heb 6:14, etc.) – and His people blessing Him (Lk 1:64, 2:28, 24:53; 1 Cor 14:16; Js 3:9).

1. 2127/eulogeō ("bless") is literally "bring a good word," i.e. to confer a benefit (blessing).

It is the very nature of blessing to stimulate further blessing.

2127 (eulogeō) involves a liberal (generous) spirit which enriches. 2127/eulogéō ("bless") passes

on benefit by giving oneself ("giving oneself away").

Reflection: God also graciously does this in us as we receive (obey) faith from Him.

Gal 3:9: "So then those who are of faith (4102/pístis) are blessed (2127/eulogéō) with Abraham,

the believer" (NASB).

2. "Blessing God" in Scripture is distinct from "praising God." Blessing (2127/eulogéō) God means committing oneself to Him ("giving ourselves away" wholly to Him).

Lk 1:64: "And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he was speaking, blessing (2127/eulogéō) God."

3. "Blessing God" extends (shares) ourselves with the Lord, giving our word to be

completely His – i.e. conferring ourselves to Him which fulfills the common OT imperative,


"Bless the Lord!"

Ps 103:1,2: "1A Psalm of David.

Bless the LORD, O my soul,

And all that is within me, bless His holy name.

2Bless the LORD, O my soul,

And forget none of His benefits" (NASB).

Ps 104:1: "Bless the lord, O my soul!

O lord my God, You are very great;

You are clothed with splendor and majesty" (NASB).

Ps 104:35: "Let sinners be consumed from the earth

And let the wicked be no more.

Bless the lord, O my soul.

Praise the lord" (NASB).


In brief

Scripture calls us to "bless God"!

See: Lk 1:64,68, 2:28; Ro 1:25, 9:5; 2 Cor 1:3, 11:31; Eph 1:3; 1 Pet 1:3.

The distinction between "blessing God" and "praising God" is carefully preserved in the original Hebrew/Greek text of Scripture and therefore both should be practiced in true worship!

"Praising God" acknowledges (exalts) His work and character. In contrast, "blessing God" means surrendering oneself to Him.

[The scriptural imperative to "bless God!" is frequent in the (Hebrew) text of the OT. See Ps 103:1,2, 104:1, etc. Unfortunately, it was "eliminated" by the NIV (and other translations), rendering it the same as "praise God."]

God also "gives Himself away" to us as He blesses us. A. W. Tozer,

"God gives . . . but He doesn't give away!"

Reflection: "Blessing (2127/eulogéō) God" means giving ourselves away to Him. It is so important to bless God because this impacts Him forever. Why? The Lord never becomes more nor less than He has always been, is, or will be (cf. Rev 4:8). Therefore what impacts God now . . . does so forever! Meditate on this in light of Mal 3:6 and Heb 13:8.

BLESSING – g2129.

εὐλογία eulogia; from the same as 2127; fine speaking, i.e. elegance of language; commendation (“eulogy”), i.e. (reverentially) adoration; benediction; by implication, consecration; by extension, benefit or largess: — blessing (a matter of) bounty (x -tifully), fair speech.

AV (16) - blessing 11, bounty 2, bountifully + g1909 2, fair speech 1;

praise, laudation, panegyric: of Christ or God fine discourse, polished language in a bad sense, language artfully adapted to captivate the hearer: fair speaking, fine speeches an invocation of blessing, benediction consecration a (concrete) blessing, benefit.


Discovery Bible


Cognate: 2129 eulogía – blessing. See 2127 (eulogéō).

Blessing comes through God's inworking (blessing) of faith (4102/pístis). This logic of the Lord in His perfect love, bringing power to those receiving what He calls good.

Gal 3:14: "In order that in Christ Jesus the blessing (2129/eulogía) of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith (4102/pístis)" (NASB).


Commentary

(Ro 15:29) in the fullness of the blessing (2129/eulogía) of Christ – Paul's ministry included many manifestations of power through the Holy Spirit (see Ro 1:11, 15:19; 1 Cor 2:4; 1 Tim 4:14).

"The subject of the promise is the life which comes through the Spirit. See Jn 7:39; Ac 2:17,38-39, 10:45,47, 15:7-8; Ro 5:5, 8:2,4,6,11; Eph 1:13" (WS, 976).

Lexicon

has blessed

εὐλογήσας (eulogēsas) Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular

Strong's Greek 2127: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

blessing

εὐλογίᾳ (eulogia) Noun - Dative Feminine Singular

Strong's Greek 2129: Adulation, praise, blessing, gift.


Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

Who hath blessed us . . . in heavenly-places.--It should be, who blessed us (once for all), in the election and predestination spoken of in the next verse. If this be noted, the sense of the phrase "in heavenly places" becomes far clearer. It has been doubted whether we ought to supply the word "places" or "things" (as in John 3:12) in rendering this phrase, which is peculiar to this Epistle, and used in it no less than five times. In three out of the other four places (Ephesians 1:20; Ephesians 2:6; Ephesians 3:10) the local sense is manifest; in the fourth (Ephesians 6:12) and in this it might be doubtful. But (1) it is altogether unlikely that so unique a phrase would be used in two different senses; (2) the original word for "heavenly" has most properly and most usually a local meaning; (3) the transference of the thoughts to heaven above suits especially the whole tone of this Epistle and the parallel Epistle to the Colossians; and (4) the local sense agrees best with the context here, for the Apostle is speaking of the election "before the foundation of the world" as made by the foreknowledge of God in heaven, where Christ is "in the beginning with God."


Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:3-6 Spiritual and heavenly blessings are the best blessings; with which we cannot be miserable, and without which we cannot but be so. This was from the choice of them in Christ, before the foundation of the world, that they should be made holy by separation from sin, being set apart to God, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit, in consequence of their election in Christ. All who are chosen to happiness as the end, are chosen to holiness as the means. In love they were predestinated, or fore-ordained, to be adopted as children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, and to be openly admitted to the privileges of that high relation to himself. The reconciled and adopted believer, the pardoned sinner, gives all the praise of his salvation to his gracious Father. His love appointed this method of redemption, spared not his own Son, and brought believers to hear and embrace this salvation.


Gospel Transformation Study Notes (ESV)

Eph. 1:3–10

Paul uses the language of “in Christ” or “in him” or “in the Lord Jesus” roughly 40 times in Ephesians. The whole of our salvation can be summed up with reference to this reality. Union with Christ is not a single specific blessing we receive in our salvation. Rather it is the best phrase to describe all the blessings of salvation. We have unconditional election in Christ (v. 4), adoption in Christ (v. 5), redemption and forgiveness in Christ (v. 7), and the fulfillment of God’s plan in Christ (v. 9), until the final uniting of all things in Christ (v. 10).

Our entire blessedness—our victory, our happiness, our hope—is bound up in our being bound to Christ. How foolish, and ultimately disappointed, are those who stoop to drink from any other fountain.


Greek Word Study – Holman Study Bible

EPHESIANS 1:3 BLESSED (PRAISE)


Praise (BLESSED be) the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has Blessed Us in Christ with Every Spiritual Blessing in the Heavens. For He Chose us in Him, before the Foundation of the World, To Be Holy and Blameless in His Sight.


BLESSED (PRAISE) g2128.

εὐλογητός eulogētos; from 2127; Adorable: — Blessed.

AV (8) - Blessed (Said of God) 8;

Blessed, Praised.


Discovery Bible


The KOINE Greek Emphasizes Blessed in This Way.

Emphasized words shown in The Discovery Bible highlighted in red followed by I. Scripture frequently stresses terms that imply the opposite of what is actually stated.

In the Greek and Hebrew Scripture was written in.

ie (Rev 19:10) "Worship GodI" – meaning, Not me (only God)!

Contrast-emphasis sometimes conveys intensification which means not a little

(not to a low degree!) For instance, praising the Lord as our Great God means He is infinitely great –

not just a little!!!

[Emphasizing surprise that something is big with contrast-emphasis conveys:

It is not small at all … it's REALLY big!]

(Rev 4:11) "Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power because You Created all things and on account of Your Will they were Created."

The sense of the original text is: "Absolutely, fully worthy (not just a little!) are you Lord … because You (no one else!) created all things … and on account of Your will (not anyone else!) they were created."


BLESSED PRAISE GOD


Cognate: 2128 eulogētós (the root of the English terms, "eulogize, eulogy," see 2127/eulogéō) – properly, "speak well of"; to celebrate by praising.

2128/eulogētos ("blessed") is only used of God the Father and Christ (God the Son), i.e. how the Godhead is worthy of all our commitment (worship). Only God is inherently praiseworthy, deserving every "good acknowledgment"!

[The suffix (-tos) puts the focus of 2128 (eulogētós) on the intrinsic make-up of the one eulogized.]

1. "To bless" someone is different than praising them. A blesser gives something away (a part of themselves) to confer benefit through a personal commitment. In contrast, praise means to acknowledge (give recognition).

2. In sum, "blessing God" means consecrating ourselves to the Lord in true commitment, "offering ourselves up" because God is worthy of all our surrender ("sweet abandon") – i.e. "giving ourselves away."

"Blessing" is part of God's ordained cycle to produce further blessing (benefit) to those cherishing what is consecrated.

Reflection: Blessing is inherently reciprocal, i.e. blessing begets (stimulates) blessing.

[Showing (conferring) benefit to someone is intrinsic to "blessing."]


Commentary

(Eph 1:3) blessed (eulogētos) – This term is "placed first in the clause for emphasis, as is always the case in the corresponding Hebrew order in the OT" (WS, 845).

Lexicon

Blessed [be] Εὐλογητὸς (Eulogētos) Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular

Strong's Greek 2128: (used only of God), blessed (as entitled to receive blessing from man), worthy of praise. From eulogeo; adorable.


Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

Blessed be . . . who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings.--The frequent phrase "Blessed be God" (Luke 1:68; Romans 1:25; Romans 9:5; 2Corinthians 1:3; 2Corinthians 11:31; 1Peter 1:3) is here used with an unique antithesis. We can "bless" God only in thanksgiving of heart and voice, with which He deigns to be pleased, as He "rejoices over the works of His hands." God blesses us in real and life-giving "spiritual blessing," i.e., blessing of the gift of the Spirit, for which we can return nothing except thanksgiving. So in Psalm 116:12-13, the natural question of the thoughtful soul--"What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits towards me?"--is answered simply by the words, "I will receive the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord."

Different Translations

EPHESIANS 4:4


Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

God Made Us One, And Gave Gifts And Grace To Each One of Us

4 There is One Body and One Spirit, just as you also were Called in One Hope of your Calling; 5 One Lord, One faith, One Baptism; 6 One God and Father of All, the One over All and through All and in All; 7 and to Each One of Us Grace was Given according to the Measure of the Gift of Christ.


The Passion Translation (TPT)

2 With tender Humility and quiet Patience, always demonstrate Gentleness and Generous Love Toward One Another, especially toward those who May Try Your Patience. 3 Be Faithful to Guard the Sweet Harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the Bonds of Peace, 4 being One Body and One Spirit, as you were All Called into the Same Glorious Hope of Divine Destiny. (Paraphrased)


Basic English Bible

3 Taking Care to Keep the Harmony of the Spirit in the Yoke of peace.

4 There is one body and one Spirit, Even As you have been Marked Out by God in the One Hope

of His Purpose for you;


Webster's Bible

3 Endeavoring to Keep the Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace.

4 There is one body, and one Spirit, Even As ye are Called in one Hope of your Calling;


World English Bible

2 with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with One Another In Love;

3 being eager to Keep the Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace.

4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were Called in one Hope of your Calling;


New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

2 Don’t be proud at all. Be completely gentle. Be patient. Put up with one another in love.

3 The Holy Spirit makes you One in every way. So try your Best to Remain as One.

Let Peace Keep You Together. 4 There is One Body and One Spirit. You were

Appointed to One Hope when you were Chosen.


The Truth New Testament

2 This involves remaining Humble and Gentle, being Patient and Sensitive to the needs of others out of your Love for Them.

3 Do everything you can to Maintain the Unity you have as Believers, in the Power of the Spirit by remaining at Peace

with them. 4 For there is One Body of Christ and only One Holy Spirit and we All Share in the One Hope to which we were

Called in Christ. 5-6 There is only One Lord and we Share in the Same Faith in Him. There is only One Baptism into Christ,

Only One Father of Us All. He is Over All of Us and His Life is In All of Us.


Berean Study Bible (BSB)

1 As a prisoner in the Lord, then, I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling you have received: 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 and with diligence to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body

and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all,

who is over all and through all and in all.


Weymouth NT

1 I, then, a prisoner for the Master's sake, Entreat you to Live and Act as Becomes those who have Received the Call that you have Received--

2 with all Lowliness of Mind and Unselfishness, and with Patience, Bearing with One Another Lovingly, and Earnestly Striving to Maintain,

3 in the Uniting Bond of Peace, the Unity Given by the Spirit.

4 There is but One body and One Spirit, as also when you were Called you had One and the Same Hope held out to You.


New Living Translation (NLT)

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to Lead a Life Worthy of Your Calling, for you have been Called by God. 2 Always be Humble and Gentle. Be Patient with each other, making Allowance for each other’s faults because of Your Love. 3 Make every effort to Keep Yourselves United in the Spirit, Binding Yourselves Together with Peace. 4 For there is One Body and One Spirit, just as you have been Called to One Glorious Hope

for the Future.


Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Christians Should Live in Unity

Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to live in a manner worthy of the calling with which you were called: 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, 3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace;


New Jerusalem Bible

1 I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to Lead a Life Worthy of the Vocation to which you were Called. 2 With all Humility and Gentleness, and with Patience, Support Each Other in Love.

3 Take every Care to Preserve the Unity of the Spirit by the Peace that Binds You Together. 4 There is One Body, One Spirit, just as One Hope is the Goal of Your Calling by God.


Aramaic Bible in Plain English

1 I who am a prisoner in Our Lord request of you, therefore, that you Walk Just as it is Suitable to the Calling in which you are Called, 2 In all Humility of Mind and Quietness and Patience, and that you would be Patient One Toward Another in Love, 3 And to be Diligent to Keep the Harmony of The Spirit in the Bonds of Peace, 4 And that you Would Be in One Body and One Spirit as when you were Called in One Hope of your Calling.


EPHESIANS 1:3


Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

Blessed Be The God Who Has Blessed Us In Christ With Every Spiritual Blessing

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the One having blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ—

In Christ And By Grace He Chose Us To Be Holy, And Predestined Us For Adoption

4 ... even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world that we might be holy and without-blemish in His presence, in[b] love.


Basic English Bible

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us

every blessing of the Spirit in the heavens in Christ:

4 Even as he made selection of us in him from the first, so that we might be holy

and free from all evil before him in love:


World English Bible

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us

with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;

4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be

holy and without blemish before him in love;


Webster's Bible

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with

all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

4 According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should

be holy and without blame before him in love:


Weymouth NT

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has crowned us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ;

4 even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.


Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ

with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.


The Truth New Testament

3  Give Praise to Him, the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ. For He has Blessed us  through our Life in Christ

with Every Spiritual Blessing that belongs to His Heavenly Kingdom.  4-5 This is because He Chose us before He Created the World,

to Belong to Christ to be Holy and Blameless in His Sight. Because of this Amazing Love, He decided that we should be

adopted as His Sons when we place our Faith in Jesus Christ. Yes this was His Purpose and even His Joy!


Berean Study Bible (BSB)

2 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual Blessings 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has Blessed us in Christ with Every Spiritual Blessing in the heavenly realms. 4 For He chose us in Him before the Foundation of the World to be Holy and Blameless in His presence. In Love 5 He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the Good Pleasure of His Will, 6 to the Praise of His glorious Grace, which He has Freely Given us in the Beloved One.


New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)

1 Paul, by the will of God an apostle of Christ Jesus, to God's holy people, faithful in Christ Jesus.

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ. 4 Thus he chose us in Christ before the world was made to be holy and faultless before him in love,

5 marking us out for himself beforehand, to be adopted sons, through Jesus Christ. Such was his purpose and good pleasure, 6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, his free gift to us in the Beloved.


The Passion Translation (TPT)

2 I’m writing this letter to All the Devoted Believers who have been Made Holy by Being One With Jesus, the Anointed One.

May God Himself, the Heavenly Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Release Grace Over You and Impart Total Well-Being into Your Lives.

Our Sonship and the Father’s Plan

3 Every Spiritual Blessing in the Heavenly Realm has Already been Lavished Upon Us as a Love Gift from Our Wonderful Heavenly Father, the Father of Our Lord Jesus—all because He Sees Us Wrapped into Christ. This is why we Celebrate Him[d] with all our hearts! (Paraphrased)


New Living Translation (NLT)

2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you Grace and Peace.

Spiritual Blessings

3 All Praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has Blessed Us with

Every Spiritual Blessing in the Heavenly Realms because we are United with Christ.


Tree of Life Version (TLV)

2 Grace and shalom to you, from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah!

God’s Glorious Grace

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who has Blessed Us with Every Spiritual Blessing in the Heavenly Places in Messiah. 4 He Chose Us in the Messiah before the Foundation of the World, to be Holy and Blameless before Him in Love.


Aramaic Bible in Plain English

1 Paul, an Apostle of Yeshua The Messiah in the Will of God, to those who are in Ephesaus, Holy and Faithful in Yeshua The Messiah. 2 Peace with you and Grace from God our Father and from Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah.

3 Blessed is The God and The Father of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, he who has Blessed Us with all the Spiritual Blessings in Heaven in The Messiah. 4 Just as He Chose Us beforehand in him from before the Foundation of the Universe, that we shall be Holy and without spot before Him, and He Ordained us beforehand in Love for Himself. 5 And he has constituted us as Children by Yeshua The Messiah, as that is Pleasing to His Will, 6 That the Glory of His Grace may be Praised, that which Overflows upon Us by His Beloved One.



CLOSING THOUGHTS

The Passion Translation (TPT)

1 John 1:7


7 But if we Keep Living in the Pure Light that Surrounds Him,[l] we Share Unbroken Fellowship with One Another,[m] and the Blood of Jesus,

His Son, Continually Cleanses us from all sin. 9 If we Freely Admit our sins when His Light Uncovers Them,[n] He will be Faithful to

Forgive us every time. God is Just to Forgive us our sins Because of Christ


Tree of Life Version (TLV)

7 But if we Walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have Fellowship with One Another and the Blood of His Son Yeshua Purifies Us

from all sin. 9 If we Confess our sins, He is Faithful and Righteous to Forgive our sins and Purify Us from All unrighteousness.


The Passion Translation (TPT)

PSALM 119

49 Lord, never forget the Promises You’ve made to me, for They are My Hope and Confidence.

50 In all of my affliction I find Great Comfort in Your Promises, for They Have Kept Me Alive!

54 As I Journey through Life, I put all Your Statutes to music; they become the Theme of my Joyous Songs.

55 Throughout the night I think of You, dear God; I Treasure Your Every Word to Me.

56 All this Joy is mine as I Follow Your Ways! 65 Your extravagant Kindness to Me

makes me want to Follow Your Words even More! 66 Teach Me how to Make Good Decisions,

and give me Revelation-Light, for I Believe in Your Commands. 68 Everything You do is Beautiful, Flowing from Your Goodness;

teach me the Power of Your Wonderful Words! 73 Your Very Hands have Held Me and Made Me who I am;

give me more Revelation-Light so I may learn to Please You More. 74 May all your lovers see how you treat me and be glad,

for Your Words are Entwined within my heart. 75 Lord, I know that Your Judgments are Always Right.

Even when it’s me You Judge, You’re Still Faithful and True. 76 Send Your Kind Mercy-Kiss to Comfort Me, your servant,

just like You Promised you would. 77 Love me Tenderly so I can go on, for I Delight in Your Life-Giving Truth.


The Passion Translation (TPT)

PSALM 103

1 With my Whole Heart, with my Whole Life, and with my Innermost Being, I bow in Wonder and Love before You, the Holy God!

2 Yahweh, You are my Soul’s Celebration. How could I ever forget the Miracles of Kindness You’ve done for Me?

18 You are Faithful to All those who Follow Your Ways and Keep Your Word.

I will Bless and Praise The Lord with my Whole Heart!


AND SCRIPTURE TELLS US THAT WE HAVE THIS TREASURE IN EARTHEN VESSELS

THAT SHOWS THAT THE EXCELLENCY IS OF GOD AND NOT OF US.


(2 Corinthians 4:7)


New International Version

But we have This Treasure in jars of clay to Show that this All-Surpassing Power is from God and not from us.


New Living Translation

We Now have this Light Shining in Our Hearts, but We Ourselves are Like Fragile Clay Jars containing this Great Treasure. This makes it Clear that our Great Power is from God, Not from ourselves.


Weymouth New Testament

But we have this Treasure in a Fragile Vase of Clay, in order that the Surpassing Greatness of

the Power may be Seen to Belong to God, and Not to Originate in Us.


New Jerusalem Bible

We hold This Treasure in Pots of Earthenware, so that the Immensity of the Power is God's and Not Our Own.


Passion Translation (TPT)

We are like common Clay Jars that carry this Glorious Treasure Within, so that the Extraordinary Overflow of Power will be Seen as God’s, Not Ours.


Philippians 2:2,13


Passion Translation (TPT)

2 So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be Joined Together in Perfect Unity—with One Heart,

One Passion, and United in One Love.

Walk Together with One Harmonious Purpose and you will Fill My Heart with Unbounded Joy.


Berean Study Bible

13 For it is God who Works in You to Will and to Act on behalf of His Good Purpose.


KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT AND TREASURE IT LIKE SILVER.

FOR WITH IT COMES THE BLESSING OF THE LORD. (Song)


PLACE YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THEIR BEST PICTURE FRAME. (Saying)

Even when they offend in some way, remember We All have His Treasure in Earthen Vessels

and see Christ in them instead. Remember The Lord is still at work in "both of us"

Each time you find things difficult - soak yourself in Scriptures.

They will strengthen your spirit and soothe your soul.

And they will keep your thought-life pleasing The Lord. Try it and See!


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