Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

The secret [truth] of this is great, but I am talking about Christ and the church.

New American Standard Bible

This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

King James Version

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Holman Bible

This mystery is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church.

International Standard Version

This is a great secret, but I am talking about the Messiah and the church.

A Conservative Version

This mystery is great, but I speak for Christ and for the church.

American Standard Version

This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church.

Amplified

This mystery [of two becoming one] is great; but I am speaking with reference to [the relationship of] Christ and the church.

Anderson New Testament

Great is this mystery; but I speak of Christ and of the church.

Bible in Basic English

This is a great secret: but my words are about Christ and the church.

Common New Testament

This is a profound mystery; but I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

Daniel Mace New Testament

these words contain a very mystical sense, I mean in reference to Christ and the church.

Darby Translation

This mystery is great, but I speak as to Christ, and as to the assembly.

Godbey New Testament

This is a great mystery: but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.

Goodspeed New Testament

This is a great secret, but I understand it of Christ and the church.

John Wesley New Testament

This is a great mystery; I mean, concerning Christ and the church.

Julia Smith Translation

This is a great mystery: but I speak to Christ and to the church.

King James 2000

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Lexham Expanded Bible

(This mystery is great, but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.)

Modern King James verseion

This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is a great secret, but I speak between Christ and the congregation.

Moffatt New Testament

This is a profound symbol, I mean as regards Christ and the church.

Montgomery New Testament

There is a deep mystery here?? am speaking of Christ and his church.

NET Bible

This mystery is great -- but I am actually speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

New Heart English Bible

This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the church.

Noyes New Testament

This mystery is a great one; but I am speaking of Christ and of the church.

Sawyer New Testament

This is a great mystery; but I speak of Christ and the church.

The Emphasized Bible

This sacred secret, is, great, - I, however, am speaking as to Christ and as tothe assembly; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

This mystery is great: but I am speaking with regard to Christ, and with regard to the church.

Twentieth Century New Testament

In this there is a profound truth--I am speaking of Christ and his Church.

Webster

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Weymouth New Testament

That is a great truth hitherto kept secret: I mean the truth concerning Christ and the Church.

Williams New Testament

This is a great secret; I mean this about Christ and the church.

World English Bible

This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.

Worrell New Testament

This mystery is great; but I am speaking of Christ and of the assembly.

Worsley New Testament

This mystery is great: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.

Youngs Literal Translation

this secret is great, and I speak in regard to Christ and to the assembly;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

a great
μέγας 
megas 
Usage: 167

μυστήριον 
Musterion 
Usage: 23

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Ephesians 5:32

Images Ephesians 5:32

Prayers for Ephesians 5:32

Context Readings

Husbands And Wives

31 [Gen. 2:24 says], "For this reason a man will leave [the home of] his father and mother, and will cling to his wife, [so that] the two will become one flesh [i.e., united in such a close relationship, as to practically constitute one body]." 32 The secret [truth] of this is great, but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each of you men individually should also love his own wife the way he loves himself. And the wife should respect her husband.



Cross References

2 Corinthians 11:2

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, that I might present you to Christ as a pure virgin.

2 Corinthians 11:2-17

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, that I might present you to Christ as a pure virgin.

2 Corinthians 11:2-8

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy, because I promised you in marriage to one husband, that I might present you to Christ as a pure virgin.

John 3:29

The one who has the bride is the groom; but the best man, who stands up with him and listens to him [take his vows], is very happy when he hears him speak. So, [now] my joy is complete [i.e. over hearing about Jesus' ministry].

Ephesians 6:19

And [also pray] for me to be given boldness of speech in opening my mouth to make known the secret plan of the Gospel,

Colossians 2:2

[I do this] so that their hearts will be encouraged [while] being united in [mutual] love, [and] so that they will have the wealth of a fully assured understanding, in order to fully know about God's hidden secret, [which is] Christ.

1 Timothy 3:8

Similarly, deacons should be serious-minded [i.e., dignified], not saying one thing while meaning another, not drinking a lot of wine [Note: The wine of Paul's day was used as a common drink, and was either non-intoxicating or far less intoxicating than wine today], not wanting to get money by questionable [or, dishonest] means.

1 Timothy 3:16

And without question the revealed secret of godly living is great. [It is this]: He [i.e., Christ, or God], who appeared in a fleshly body [was] vindicated [of false charges] by the Holy Spirit; [He was] seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed in throughout the world [and finally] was taken up into glory [i.e., heaven].

Revelation 19:7-8

We should rejoice and be extremely glad, and we should give honor to Him. For the time has come for the Lamb's marriage, and His bride has prepared herself [for the wedding].

Revelation 21:2

And I [also] saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

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