Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bible Quotes Nov 2nd Ephesians 1:18

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,”

Ephesians 1:18

Ephesus is the city in modern day Turkey where John is thought to have written his Gospel, and where Paul spent a few years. The inhabitants at the time were Greek ethnically. Paul does not give characteristically personal greetings in this letter, suggesting to some that he did not write this in 62 AD from Rome, but it was written in his name between 80 and 100 AD. 

The first chapter has a greeting, writes of redemption in Christ and then is a prayer for spiritual wisdom. This verse is from the prayer. It is said that to understand the bible, one needs to be a believer. 

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