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Ephesians 3:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; [and] that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that the Christ may dwell, through faith, in your hearts, being rooted and founded in love,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That the Christ may dwell, through means of your faith, in your hearts, in love, having become rooted and founded,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— that the Christ may dwell through the faith in your hearts, in love having been rooted and founded,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts: that, being rooted and founded in charity,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that yee being rooted and grounded in loue,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— that the Meshiha may dwell by faith in your hearts in love; your root and your foundations being confirmed,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— the Messiah may dwell by faith, and in your hearts by love, while your root and your foundation waxeth strong;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That Christ 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
may dwell 2730
{2730} Prime
κατοικέω
katoikeo
{kat-oy-keh'-o}
From G2596 and G3611; to house permanently, that is, reside (literally or figuratively).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
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.
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
hearts 2588
{2588} Prime
καρδία
kardia
{kar-dee'-ah}
Prolonged from a primary κάρ [[kar]] (Latin cor, 'heart'); the heart, that is, (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle.
by 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
faith; 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
ye, being rooted 4492
{4492} Prime
ῥιζόω
rhizoo
{hrid-zo'-o}
From G4491; to root (figuratively become stable).
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
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.
grounded 2311
{2311} Prime
θεμελιόω
themelioo
{them-el-ee-o'-o}
From G2310; to lay a basis for, that is, (literally) erect, or (figuratively) consolidate.
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
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.
love, 26
{0026} Prime
ἀγάπη
agape
{ag-ah'-pay}
From G0025; love, that is, affection or benevolence; specifically (plural) a love feast.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 3:17

_ _ That — So that.

_ _ dwell — abidingly make His abode (John 14:23). Where the Spirit is there Christ is (John 14:16, John 14:18).

_ _ by faithGreek,through faith,” which opens the door of the heart to Jesus (John 3:20). It is not enough that He be on the tongue, or flit through the brain: the heart is His proper seat [Calvin]. “You being rooted and grounded in love” (compare Ephesians 3:19), is in the Greek connected with this clause, not with the clause, “that ye may be able to comprehend.” “Rooted” is an image from a tree; “grounded” (Greek, “founder,” “having your foundations resting on”), from a building (compare Notes, see on Ephesians 2:20, Ephesians 2:21; Colossians 1:23; Colossians 2:7). Contrast Matthew 13:6, Matthew 13:21. “Love,” the first-fruit of the Spirit, flowing from Christ’s love realized in the soul, was to be the basis on which should rest their further comprehension of all the vastness of Christ’s love.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 3:14-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 3:17

Dwell — That is, constantly and sensibly abide.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 3:17

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in (h) love,

(h) With which God loves us, which is the root of our election.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Christ:

Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
John 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
John 14:17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Romans 8:9-11 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. ... But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

being:

Matthew 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: ... And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

grounded:

Matthew 7:24-25 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: ... And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
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Is 57:15. Mt 7:24; 13:6. Lk 6:48. Jn 6:56; 14:17, 23; 17:23. Ro 5:5; 8:9. 1Co 8:1. 2Co 5:14; 6:16. Ga 2:20; 5:6. Ep 2:21. Col 1:23, 27; 2:7. 1Jn 4:4, 16. Rv 3:20.

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