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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Ephesians 6

Introduction

1:1 at (a-19) Lit. 'in,' as Acts 13:1 ; Revelation 2:1 . Ephesus. (b-20) It may be interesting to mention that though 'at Ephesus' is found in almost all copies, many authorities would leave it out. Some, without sufficient ground, have considered it as a kind of circular. Compare Colossians 4:16 .

Verse 3

6:3 earth. (c-16) See Exodus 20:12 ; Deuteronomy 5:16 .

Verse 11

6:11 on (d-2) Aorist, meaning 'have it put on.' panoply (e-4) i.e. 'the complete armour.' The word is used only here and in Luke 11:22 .

Verse 12

6:12 [power] (f-24) Or 'powers.'

Verse 13

6:13 take (g-4) 'Take,' 'taken,' vers, 13 and 16, are aorists. The sense is 'taking up,' as arms or clothes to put on. taking a person with you, 2 Timothy 4:11 . things, (h-26) Or 'having overcome all things.' It is to 'carry through and put in execution all that is purposed and called for, in spite of opposition.'

Verse 15

6:15 preparation (i-7) Or 'readiness,' 'willingness,' 'preparedness.'

Verse 16

6:16 inflamed (k-20) Or 'burning.' such darts with burning stuff at the end were in use.

Verse 17

6:17 (l-1) Lit. 'receive' (aorist imperative). This is not as active or energetic a word as 'take,' vers. 13,16. Perhaps there is instruction in this.

Verse 21

6:21 on, (a-16) Prasso . the word seems to express both doing and state. see Note i, Romans 1:32 . minister (b-23) Or 'servant' ( diakonos ), one that ministered to Paul as to the Lord, as 2 Corinthians 6:4 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Ephesians 6". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/ephesians-6.html. 1857-67.