Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

so that He could dedicate her [to Himself], after cleansing her by means of the washing of water [i.e., immersion], accompanied by the word. [Note: "The word" here refers either to a person's profession of faith (See Rom. 10:9) or to the Gospel message (See Rom. 10:17), both of which are associated with immersion].

New American Standard Bible

so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

King James Version

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Holman Bible

to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word.

International Standard Version

so that he might make it holy by cleansing it, washing it with water and the word,

A Conservative Version

so that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it with the washing of water by the word,

American Standard Version

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

Amplified

so that He might sanctify the church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word [of God],

Anderson New Testament

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the bath of water through the word,

Bible in Basic English

So that he might make it holy, having made it clean with the washing of water by the word,

Common New Testament

that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

Daniel Mace New Testament

to sanctify and purify her by the ablution of his word,

Darby Translation

in order that he might sanctify it, purifying it by the washing of water by the word,

Godbey New Testament

in order that he might sanctify her, having purified her by the washing of water through the word,

Goodspeed New Testament

to consecrate her, after cleansing her with the bath in water through her confession of him,

John Wesley New Testament

That he might sanctify it (having cleansed it by the washing of water) through the word:

Julia Smith Translation

That he might consecrate it, having cleansed by the washing of water in the word,

King James 2000

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Lexham Expanded Bible

in order that he might sanctify her by cleansing [her] with the washing of water by the word;

Modern King James verseion

that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

to sanctify it, and cleansed it in the fountain of water through the word,

Moffatt New Testament

to consecrate her by cleansing her in the bath of baptism as she utters her confession,

Montgomery New Testament

in order that after cleansing her in the bath of baptism, he might sanctify her by his word,

NET Bible

to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the water by the word,

New Heart English Bible

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

Noyes New Testament

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the bath of the water in the word;

Sawyer New Testament

that he might sanctify it, purifying it with the washing of water with the word,

The Emphasized Bible

That, her, he might sanctify, having purified her with the bath of water, in declaration,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that he might sanctify it, purifying it in the laver of water by the word,

Twentieth Century New Testament

To make her holy, after purifying her by the Washing with the Water, according to his promise;

Webster

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Weymouth New Testament

in order to make her holy, cleansing her with the baptismal water by the word,

Williams New Testament

to consecrate her, after cleansing her through His word, as pictured in the water bath,

World English Bible

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

Worrell New Testament

that He might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of the water in the word,

Worsley New Testament

to sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Youngs Literal Translation

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it with the bathing of the water in the saying,

Verse Picture

Themes

The atonement » Sanctification by

Baptism with the holy ghost » The word of God instrumental to

Body » The body of Christ

Jesus Christ, Deity Of » As husband of the church

Church » Christ's love for

Church » Lamb's bride

The church » Sanctified and cleansed by Christ

Cleanness » What cleanses

Cleansing » Ps 51 » Spiritual promised

Symbols of the Holy Spirit » Water » Cleansing

Glory of the The church » Consist in its » Sanctification

God » Mighty in its influence » Purifies the life

God's Promises » Of cleansing » Spiritual promised

Holiness » Christ » Effects, in his people

Holy spirit » Regenerating » Sanctifying

Husbands' » Duty of, to wives » To love them

Laver of brass » Illustrative of » Regeneration

Marriage » What marriage is analogous to

Purification of heart » Cleansing, spiritual » Promised

Purifications or baptisms » Illustrative of » Regeneration

Sanctification » How secured

Sanctification » The church made glorious by

The scriptures » Designed for » Sanctifying

The scriptures » Designed for » Cleansing the heart

Symbols and similitudes » Of the holy spirit » Cleansing by

The bible » Mighty in its influence » Purifies the life

The word of God » Mighty in its influence » Purifies the life

Types » Of the saviour » The bronze laver

Types of Christ » Laver of brass

Union with Christ » Illustrated » Husband and wife

Washing » Figurative » Of regeneration

Water » Described as » Cleansing

Word » Preached » Purifies the life

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

he

Usage: 0

G37
ἁγιάζω 
Hagiazo 
Usage: 20

and cleanse it
καθαρίζω 
Katharizo 
Usage: 18

with the washing
λουτρόν 
Loutron 
Usage: 2

of water
ὕδωρ ὕδατος 
Hudor 
Usage: 63

by
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 5:26

Devotionals containing Ephesians 5:26

Images Ephesians 5:26

Context Readings

Husbands And Wives

25 Husbands, you should love your wives just as Christ also loved the church, and gave up His life for her, 26 so that He could dedicate her [to Himself], after cleansing her by means of the washing of water [i.e., immersion], accompanied by the word. [Note: "The word" here refers either to a person's profession of faith (See Rom. 10:9) or to the Gospel message (See Rom. 10:17), both of which are associated with immersion]. 27 [This is] so He could present the church to Himself in all her splendor, without any kind of stain or wrinkle, but that she should be holy and without [moral] flaw.



Cross References

Acts 22:16

So now, what are you waiting for? Get up and be immersed [into Christ], and have your sins washed away as you appeal to His name [i.e., to Christ's authority].'

1 Corinthians 6:11

And some of you have practiced such things, but you were washed [i.e., from your sins. See Acts 22:16]; you were dedicated [i.e., set apart for God's service]; you were made right with God in the name [i.e., by the authority] of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Holy Spirit of our God.

Titus 2:14

He gave Himself up for us, to buy us back from [enslavement to] all [kinds of] wickedness and to purify for Himself a group of people who belong to Him and who are eager to do good deeds.

Hebrews 10:10

By [Christ doing] what God wanted, we have been set aside for God through Jesus Christ offering His body once for all time.

Hebrews 10:10

By [Christ doing] what God wanted, we have been set aside for God through Jesus Christ offering His body once for all time.

Hebrews 10:10

By [Christ doing] what God wanted, we have been set aside for God through Jesus Christ offering His body once for all time.

Hebrews 10:10

By [Christ doing] what God wanted, we have been set aside for God through Jesus Christ offering His body once for all time.

John 3:5

Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I tell you, a person cannot enter the kingdom of God unless he is born out of water and the Holy Spirit.

John 15:3

You people are already 'clean' [i.e., have been pruned of undesirable traits] because of [obedience to] the teaching I have given you.

John 15:8

My Father is honored by your bearing much fruit and [thus] showing that you are my disciples.

John 17:7

Now they know that everything you gave me came from you,

John 17:17-19

Set them apart [i.e., for your service] through the truth; your word is truth.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes [to the truth] so they will turn from darkness to light and from the power [i.e., the influence] of Satan to God. [Then] they can receive the forgiveness of sins and the inheritance [of never ending life], along with [all] those who are set apart [for God] by trusting in Me.'

Ephesians 6:17

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Holy Spirit, which is God's word.

Titus 3:5-7

He saved us, not because of any good deeds we ourselves had done, but because of His mercy. [He saved us] through the washing of new birth [Note: This refers to our immersion in water] and the renewing [work] of the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 9:14

how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Holy Spirit [or, His eternal Spirit] offered Himself without [moral] blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from deeds which lead to [spiritual] death to serve the living God?

Hebrews 10:22

we should draw close [to God] with a sincere heart and a fully assured faith, having had our hearts sprinkled from a guilty conscience [See 9:13-14] and having had our bodies washed with clean water [i.e., in our immersion].

James 1:18

It was God's purpose to bring us into being [spiritually] by the message of truth, so that we could become a kind of "firstfruits" of those He created. [Note: "Firstfruits" here suggests either that Christians are the best of all of God's creatures (Num. 18:12), or that they were the first to be converted, with many more to come].

1 Peter 1:2

These people have been [specially] selected, and [their acceptance was] pre-planned by God the Father, and they were set apart through [the work of] the Holy Spirit. This resulted in their obedience and sprinkling [Note: This is a figurative reference to the Old Testament practice of cleansing, See Exodus 24:7-8] by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God's unearned favor and peace be continually upon you.

1 Peter 1:22-23

[Since] you have purified your souls by [your] obedience to the truth [i.e., the Gospel message], which produces a genuine love for your brothers, [now] you should have this kind of fervent, heartfelt love for one another.

1 Peter 3:21

This water prefigured immersion [into Christ], which now also saves you, not by removing dirt from the [physical] body, but [by serving] as an appeal [or, "pledge"] to God for a clear conscience through the raising of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1 John 5:6

This Jesus is the one whose coming [to earth was introduced] by water [at His immersion. See Matt. 3:13] and [completed] by blood [at His crucifixion, John 19:17-37]. He did not come by the water only, but by the water and by the blood. And it is the Holy Spirit who gives testimony [at both of these events], because the Holy Spirit is [always] the truth. [See John 16:13].

Jude 1:1

[This is being written by] Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ, and a brother of James [Note: This "Jude" was probably not the apostle. See verses 17-18], to those who have been called [by God], who are also loved in [fellowship with] God the Father, and who are kept [safe] in [fellowship with] Jesus Christ.

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