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Ephesians 1:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In which he hath abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— which he has caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and intelligence,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— which he made to superabound towards us; in all wisdom and prudence,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— in which He did abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Which hath superabounded in us, in all wisdom and prudence,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherein hee hath abounded toward vs in all wisedome and prudence:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— which he hath made to abound in us in all wisdom and in all understanding of the Spirit;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— which hath abounded in us, in all wisdom and all spiritual understanding.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherein 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
he hath abounded 4052
{4052} Prime
περισσεύω
perisseuo
{per-is-syoo'-o}
From G4053; to superabound (in quantity or quality), be in excess, be superfluous; also (transitively) to cause to superabound or excel.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
toward 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
us 2248
{2248} Prime
ἡμᾶς
hemas
{hay-mas'}
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
wisdom 4678
{4678} Prime
σοφία
sophia
{sof-ee'-ah}
From G4680; wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
prudence; 5428
{5428} Prime
φρόνησις
phronesis
{fron'-ay-sis}
From G5426; mental action or activity, that is, intellectual or moral insight.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 1:8

_ _ Rather, “which He made to abound towards us.”

_ _ all wisdom and prudence — “wisdom” in devising the plan of redeeming mankind; “prudence” in executing it by the means, and in making all the necessary arrangements of Providence for that purpose. Paul attributes to the Gospel of God’s grace “all” possible “wisdom and prudence,” in opposition to the boasts of wisdom and prudence which the unbelieving Jews and heathen philosophers and false apostles arrogated for their teachings. Christ crucified, though esteemed “foolishness” by the world, is “the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18-30). Compare Ephesians 3:10, “the manifold wisdom of God.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 1:3-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 1:8

In all wisdom — Manifested by God in the whole scheme of our salvation. And prudence — Which be hath wrought in us, that we may know and do all his acceptable and perfect will.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 1:8

(12) (k) Wherein he hath abounded toward us in (l) all wisdom and prudence;

(12) Now he comes at length to the formal cause, that is to say, to vocation or preaching of the Gospel, by which God executes that eternal counsel of our free reconciliation and salvation in Christ. And putting in place of the Gospel all wisdom and understanding, he shows how excellent it is.

(k) By which gracious goodness and bountifulness.

(l) In perfect and sound wisdom.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he:

Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also [is] the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
Romans 5:20-21 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: ... That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

in:

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
Daniel 2:20-21 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: ... And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
1 Corinthians 1:19-24 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. ... But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Revelation 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
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