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Ephesians 5:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— because we are members of his body.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— because we are members of His body.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for we are members of his body; [we are of his flesh, and of his bones.]
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because, members, are we of his body;—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because members we are of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because we are members of him, body, of his flesh and of his bones.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For we are members of his body, and of his flesh are we, and of his bones.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For we are members of his body and of his flesh, and of his bones.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
we are 2070
{2070} Prime
ἐσμέν
esmen
{es-men'}
Frist person plural indicative of G1510; we are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
members 3196
{3196} Prime
μέλος
melos
{mel'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a limb or part of the body.
of his 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.
body, 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
of 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
his 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.
flesh, 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
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.
of 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
his 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.
bones. 3747
{3747} Prime
ὀστέον
osteon
{os-teh'-on}
Of uncertain affinity; a bone.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:30

_ _ ForGreek, “Because” (1 Corinthians 6:15). Christ nourisheth and cherisheth the Church as being of one flesh with Him. Translate, “Because we are members of His body (His literal body), being OF His flesh and of His bones” [Alford] (Genesis 2:23, Genesis 2:24). The Greek expresses, “Being formed out of” or “of the substance of His flesh.” Adam’s deep sleep, wherein Eve was formed from out of his opened side, is an emblem of Christ’s death, which was the birth of the Spouse, the Church. John 12:24; John 19:34, John 19:35, to which Ephesians 5:25-27 allude, as implying atonement by His blood, and sanctification by the “water,” answering to that which flowed from His side (compare also John 7:38, John 7:39; 1 Corinthians 6:11). As Adam gave Eve a new name, Hebrew,Isha,” “woman,” formed from his own rib, Ish, “man,” signifying her formation from him, so Christ, Revelation 2:17; Revelation 3:12. Genesis 2:21, Genesis 2:23, Genesis 2:24 puts the bones first because the reference there is to the natural structure. But Paul is referring to the flesh of Christ. It is not our bones and flesh, but “we” that are spiritually propagated (in our soul and spirit now, and in the body hereafter, regenerated) from the manhood of Christ which has flesh and bones. We are members of His glorified body (John 6:53). The two oldest existing manuscripts, and Coptic or Memphitic version, omit “of His flesh and of His bones”; the words may have crept into the text through the Margin from Genesis 2:23, Septuagint. However, Irenaeus, 294, and the old Latin and Vulgate versions, with some good old manuscripts, have them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:21-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 5:30

For we — The reason why Christ nourishes and cherishes the church is, that close connexion between them which is here expressed in the words of Moses, originally spoken concerning Eve. Are members — Are as intimately united to Christ, in a spiritual sense, as if we were literally "flesh of his flesh, and bone of his bone."

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 5:30

For we are members of his body, (q) of his flesh, and of his bones.

(q) He alludes to the making of the woman, which signifies our union with Christ, which is accomplished by faith, but is signified in the ordinance of the Lord's supper.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Romans 12:5 So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make [them] the members of an harlot? God forbid.
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. ... Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Colossians 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
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Gn 2:23. Ro 12:5. 1Co 6:15; 12:12. Ep 1:23. Col 2:19.

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