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Ephesians 4:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— if so be that ye heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If indeed ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— if ye have heard him and been instructed in him according as [the] truth is in Jesus;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, at least, it is, him, ye have heard, and, in him, ye have been taught—even as truth is in Jesus,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— if so be ye did hear him, and in him were taught, as truth is in Jesus;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If so be that you have heard him and have been taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If so be that ye haue heard him, and haue bene taught by him, as the trueth is in Iesus,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— if really you have heard him and learned as the truth is in Jeshu;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— if ye have truly heard him, and by him have learned as the truth is in Jesus.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If so be x1489
(1489) Complement
εἴγε
eige
{i'-gheh}
From G1487 and G1065; if indeed, seeing that, unless, (with negative) otherwise.
that y1489
[1489] Standard
εἴγε
eige
{i'-gheh}
From G1487 and G1065; if indeed, seeing that, unless, (with negative) otherwise.
ye have heard 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
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.
have been taught 1321
{1321} Prime
διδάσκω
didasko
{did-as'-ko}
A prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb δάω [[dao]] (to learn); to teach (in the same broad application).
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
by 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.
him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
as 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
the truth 225
{0225} Prime
ἀλήθεια
aletheia
{al-ay'-thi-a}
From G0227; truth.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
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.
Jesus: 2424
{2424} Prime
Ἰησοῦς
Iesous
{ee-ay-sooce'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 4:21

_ _ If so be that — not implying doubt; assuming what I have no reason to doubt, that

_ _ heard him — The “Him” is emphatic: “heard Himself,” not merely heard about Him.

_ _ taught by himGreek, “taught IN HIM,” that is, being in vital union with Him (Romans 16:7).

_ _ as the truth is in Jesus — Translate in connection with “taught”; “And in Him have been taught, according as is truth in Jesus.” There is no article in the Greek. “Truth” is therefore used in the most comprehensive sense, truth in its essence, and highest perfection, in Jesus; “if according as it is thus in Him, ye have been so taught in Him”; in contrast to “the vanity of mind of the Gentiles” (Ephesians 4:17; compare John 1:14, John 1:17; John 18:37). Contrast John 8:44.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 4:17-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 4:21

Seeing ye have heard him — Teaching you inwardly by his Spirit. As the truth is in Jesus — According to his own gospel.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 4:21

If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, (d) as the truth is in Jesus:

(d) As they have learned who acknowledge Christ indeed, and in good earnest.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
heard:

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Acts 3:22-23 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. ... And it shall come to pass, [that] every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
Hebrews 3:7-8 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, ... Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

as:

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Psalms 45:4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness [and] righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Psalms 85:10-11 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed [each other]. ... Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
1 John 5:10-12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. ... He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
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Ps 45:4; 85:10. Mt 17:5. Lk 10:16. Jn 1:17; 10:27; 14:6, 17. Ac 3:22. 2Co 1:20; 11:10. Ep 1:13. He 3:7. 1Jn 5:10, 20.

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