"Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". The exaltation of the Head will be that of the body also. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. Its stomach digests the food, and the numerous absorbents extract and assimilate its nourishment. It should not be in the knee or the heel. It is the sweet element of happiness, and he who grows in it increases in the thing all wish and all seek. ἑν. Love to God and love to man are the great moral laws which remain in the Church forever, without declension or change, because they are essential to the relations of moral beings, and the moral universe could not exist without them. ‘In accordance with the activity in due measure of each individual part,’ i.e. (T. The ministry, therefore, apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers, were given for the edification of the church, by the communication of that truth in connection with which alone the Holy Ghost is given. The normal result of the unified and ordered activity of the living organism is growth. Congregations grow in number and maturity when they are composed of members who are committed to this end. It is unnecessary to connect the last phrase with the verb. "Commentary on Ephesians 4:16". 1999-2014. fitly joined together = being perfectly fitted together. The sense is, “The whole human body is admirably arranged for growth and rigor. The primary call is to unity. σῶμα τῆς ἁμαρτίας, σκεύη τῆς λειτουργίας: “a kind of genitive definitivus, by which the predominant use, purpose, or destination of the ἁφή is specified and characterized.” Ellic. According to the working, etc. suggests, belonging to the primary use of ἐπιχορηγεῖν. As a body the Church possesses visibility. from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/ephesians-4.html. The Church, as a body of parts, is dependent upon its representative head for its order and resources. “From whom,” etc. Gimmicks, false teaching, doctrinal compromise, watered down morality, and fun and games will cause religious bodies to grow in number, but only God"s plan with cause a church to grow both in number and in real spiritual maturity. A) God’s Work in the Church (Ephesians 4:11-13) and . By … It is from him, ( ἐξ οὗ) He is the causal source, from whom all life and power are derived. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/ephesians-4.html. There may be nothing wrong with the table's legs and the table top. BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/ephesians-4.html. The Alexandrian copy reads, "of every member"; and so the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions; the author of the union of the members of Christ's body to one another is the Spirit of God, by him they are baptized into one body; the cement or bond of this union is the grace of love wrought in their souls by him; and the means are the word and ordinances, and these convey a supply from Christ the head to every member, suitable to the part it bears in the body, according to the energy of the Spirit, who makes all effectual: and so. 2. 3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/ephesians-4.html. The widow's mite was commended by Him who sat over against the treasury. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. The argument of verse 16 is that believers need to cooperate with each other in ministry. διὰ πάσης ἁφῆς τῆς ἐπιχορηγίας. The truth of Christ appears in … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sdn/ephesians-4.html. He received for them, that he might give to them, a large measure of gifts … “Through that which every joint supplieth”: “By the aid of every contributing ligament” (Wey). But to join it with the verb ‘maketh the growth’ is equally allowable, and gives more perspicuity to the passage. But, none are overtaxed or overworked. By that which every joint supplieth - Literally, “through every joint of supply;” that is, which affords or ministers mutual aid. This energy is supposed by some, such as Theophylact, Grotius, and Beza, to be that of Christ, and Zanchius takes along with this the reflex operation of grace among the members of the church. 16. ἐξ οὗ is to be connected with τὴν αὔξησιν ποιεῖται as with αὔξει in Colossians 2:19. The E. V. joins the phrase with the participles. Bernhardy, p. 211. 1. The τῆς points to the particular supply that comes from Christ, and the gen. may be taken as that of inner relation or destination (cf. It signifies “inworking”-effectual influence or operation, and is a modal explanation attached to the following verb. The Church is the Body of Christ--it is His head, His brain--an organ of thought to Him. The Vulgate gives per omnem juncturam. It is hard to decide between these two latter methods. III. This is effected by (to change the translation) every joint of supply. every part — Greek, “each one part”; each individual part. κ. This verse is another proof of the wisdom and learning of the apostle. Some join this clause with what precedes, as an explanation of ‘the supply;’ others connect it with the verb. The Mid. He should no more be idle and unemployed than a nerve or a blood-vessel should be in the human system. We are to speak the truth in love. The sculptor works upon a portion only of the block at a time, and, with laborious effort, brings out in slow succession the likeness of a feature or a limb, till the statue assumes its intended aspect and attitude. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ephesians-4.html. And as in the human body no one member, whether hand or foot, can live and grow unless in union with the body; so union with the mystical body of Christ is the indispensable condition of growth in every individual believer. BibliographyTrapp, John. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. There are some powers given for its protection, there are others for its growth and vigour; there are others for its comfort and happiness, and others, again, intended for its beauty and attraction. (3) there should be union in the church. The first section is outlined in the diagram on the left. As to the force of the case, it is by some taken as the genitive of apposition. haphe; only here and Colossians 2:19. All depend on the head with reference to the most important functions of life, and all derive their vigor from that. The word occurs only twice in the NT, here and in Colossians 2:19. (65)— ἐν ἀγάπῃ, in love) Construe with the edifying of itself. (so ordinarily), to which connection the erroneous interpretation of ἁφή as band (see below) led, but to τὴν αὔξησιν ποιεῖται (Zanchius, Bengel, and others). In pastors and people, in missionaries and catechists, in instructors of youth and in the youth themselves, this Divine principle has diffused itself, and produces everywhere proportionate advancement. Langour, disease, and death. This is in proportion to the “measure” of each part; that is, in proportion to its power. This section of commentary on Ephesians 4:16 gives us a wonderful illustration of the church of God. It may be a technical physiological term for a ligament. II. It is more natural to say that the divine influence is according to the working of every part, i.e. The phrase joint of the supply signifies joint whose office or purpose it is to supply. From whom the whole body, fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Works Referenced. I. Maketh increase of the body: either body here redounds by a Hebraism, and the sense is, the body (mentioned in the beginning of the verse) maketh increase of itself; or, without that redundancy, increase of the body is an increase meet and convenient for the body. 5; Plato, Rep. p. 504 A comp. “Fitly framed and knit together”: “The present participles denote present, continuous progress. Oct 25, 1992. "Commentary on Ephesians 4:16". Ephesians 4:16. One is identity, the other is responsibility. 3. Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body, fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. "Commentary on Ephesians 4:16". The meaning is, that every such “means of connecting one part of the body with another” ministers nourishment, and that thus the body is sustained. The head does not swell into the dimensions of the trunk, nor does the “little finger” become “thicker than the loins.” Each has the size that adapts it to its uses, and brings it into symmetry with the entire living organism. The Spirit-filled life and two other special areas of submission. Cf. (4) every member in the church should keep his place, just as every bone, and nerve, and muscle in the human frame should. 2. And louder, gladder doxology never rolled up from earth to heaven than that of the whole orchestra of priests, Levites, scribes, and Pharisees, Sanhedrim, and synagogue when the body of Jesus disappeared from human view. διὰ πάσης ἁφῆς τῆς ἐπιχορηγ.] The clause is one of much difficulty, especially as regards the ἁφῆς. This three-fold symmetry it receives from its glorious Head, who is one and unchangeable. BibliographyClarke, Adam. And these parts are as admirably united to file other parts of the body, as they are admirably located. It denotes, according to the context, in contradistinction to the whole of the body each part of the body, whether this part may be a whole member or in turn only a portion of a member (comp. All parts of the body alluded to in this verse are Christians, except the Head, Jesus Christ. above: see note there) supply (the joints are the points of union where the supply passes to the different members, and by means of which the body derives the supply by which it grows. In love - In mutual harmony. Beza transmutes τῆς ἐπιχορηγ. American Tract Society. “Are there not many pining gimlets in society, ambitious of the honour given to the greater-seeming tools of our Architect, but unconscious that in His hands they are quite as useful? Luke 3:19; John 9:5; Winer, § 22, 2; Bornemann, Scholia in Luc. September is really the start of new beginnings in a church. 2. The body has to serve itself before it can be useful to others. BibliographyHodge, Charles. As a body, the Church of Christ is visible. 1765. 16. The 1) Progression (Ephesians 4:12), the 2) Purpose (Ephesians 4:13–15), and the 3) Power (Ephesians 4:16) of God’s divine pattern for the building and function of His church. Thus, it furnishes an illustration of the “connection” in the members of the church, and of the aid which one can render to another.According to the effectual working - Greek, “According to the energy in the measure of each one part.” Tyndale, “According to the operation as every part has its measure.” The meaning is, that each part contributes to the production of the whole result, or “labors” for this. follows this, rendering the clause “by means of such sensation of the supply” and denying indeed that ἁφή ever has the sense of συναγή, vinculum. “From whom,” as its source of growth, “the body maketh increase.” The body without the head is but a lifeless trunk. And every part grows. If any leaf on the vine can say “such a life dwells in me,” every other leaf can say the same. 18: “tactum subministrationis,” and see Oecumenius: ἡ ἀπὸ τοῦ χριστοῦ κατιοῦσα πνευματικὴ δύναμις ἑνὸς ἑκάστου μέλους αὐτοῦ ἁπτομένη), but it never means vinculum ( συναφή). The ligaments are in no sense sources of supply, i.e. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient. Lydia entertained the apostle, and Phoebe carried an epistle. ‘The whole body’ suggests a slightly different idea. So the church universal has in it a Divine energy, and that in all its parts, by which its spiritual development is secured. In both cases there is a union of parts fitted to each other. Each member is in the best place, and is properly united to the other members. "Commentary on Ephesians 4:16". By the gifts of revelation and inspiration, Christ constituted some apostles and some prophets for the communication and record of his truth: and by the inward call of his Spirit he makes some evangelists and some pastors for its constant proclamation and inculcation. Cross-References Psalms 95:6 – Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker Ephesians 1:10 – To be put into effect when the times reach their fulfill… It is from Christ. 1905. I am surprised that some of those who have looked for the discoveries of the moderns among the ancients, have not brought in the apostle's word επιχορηγια , supply, from επιχορηγεω, to lead up, lead along, minister, supply, etc., as some proof that the circulation of the blood was not unknown to St. Paul! Here the AV and the RV are in substantial agreement, the former giving “by that which every joint supplieth”; the latter, “through that which every joint supplieth,” with the marginal rendering “through every joint of the supply”. This is now expressed very anatomically and complexly. Would change the hue of intermediate scenes. "Joint or band of supply," would then mean, the band which is a supply. For example, a rickety table, feeble in its loose-fitting joints, becomes too wobbly once more than two legs are loose. This sense of the exhortation carries with it a strong insinuation (especially if we take in the rest of the admonitions to the end of the Epistle) that the Mosaical observances were no part of the business or character of a Christian, but were wholly to be declined and laid aside by the subjects of Christ's kingdom. But ἐνέργεια in itself does not denote powerful working, but efficacy, activity in general, so that it would need a more precise definition for the sense supposed (Ephesians 1:19, Ephesians 3:7; Philippians 3:21; Colossians 1:20; Colossians 2:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:11). But the gimlet is assured, on the best authority, that nothing could compensate for its absence, and is therefore bidden be content, nay happy; for though its work seems mean and secret, it is indispensable. From which (εχ ου — ex hou). We prefer taking ἐπιχορηγίας as the genitive of use-compacted together by every joint which serves for supply. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. Rightly Chrysostom and Theodoret have already explained it by αἴσθησις, feeling, perception. This is in proportion to the “measure” of each part; that is, in proportion to its power. energeia. It is made up of materials which differ much from each other, as the body is made up of bones, and nerves, and muscles. There could be no art without the mind and the senses; neither would there be commerce, building of houses, cultivation of the field, or any other work of any kind whatever. A Christian that does no Christian work, is an anomaly. ),—according to vital working in the measure of each individual part,—carries on (remark the intensive middle ποιεῖται, denoting that the αὔξησις is not carried on ab extra, but by functional energy within the body itself) the growth of the body (I thus render, preferring to join as well διὰ π. ἁφ. If a leg or arm should grow to a prodigious size, or the mouth be more fully distended, would the undue enlargement of those parts be otherwise than injurious to the whole frame? In love; either by the offices of love, or it denotes the impulsive cause, whereby the members are moved thus to promote the common increase of the body, viz. From whom; as the head and source of life. Ephesians 4:17 to Ephesians 6:9.] But at the most the difference does not seem to go beyond the notions of joining ( ἁρμός = a joint) and compacting or making to coalesce.— διὰ πἅσης ἁφῆς τῆς ἐπιχορηγίας: by means of every joint of the supply. This is now proved by the best possible reason. This refers to the “body.” The meaning is that it seems to be made on the principle of “love.” There is no jar, no collision, no disturbance of one part with another. “From whom”: From the head, Christ. John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, From whom the whole body fitly joined gether, and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, according to vital working in the measure of each individual part,—carries on, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, πᾶν τὸ σῶμα συναρμολογούμενον καὶ συμβιβαζόμενον, διὰ τῶν ἁφῶν καὶ συνδέσμων ἐπιχορηγούμενον, κατ᾿ ἐνέργειαν ἐν μέτρῳ ἑνὸς ἑκάστου μέρους, "The Nature of the Ministry according to Paul,", Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, τὸ σῶμα διὰ τῶν ἁφῶν ἐπιχορηγούμενον, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. ‘The supply’ is not that rendered by the individual members, but rather that furnished by Christ, the source of life, passing through every ‘joint,’ which is therefore defined as a joint of the supply. This is in proportion to the “measure” of each part; that is, in proportion to its power. The meaning is, that every such “means of connecting one part of the body with another” ministers nourishment, and that thus the body is sustained. "The Bible Study New Testament". So is it in analogy with the Church; all in society morally depends upon the efficiency and the right use of its means and organs. Luke 11:36), and is hence of wider meaning than μέλους. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Not only the general ideas here are anatomical, but the whole phraseology is the same. The whole body-, τὴν αὔξησιν τοῦ σώματος ποιεῖται—“carries on the increase of the body.” Colossians 2:19. How the Saints Minister to the Body. The loving little child, the gentle woman, the patience of many a moral martyr, the diligence of many a duteous drudge, though their works may be unseen and their virtues operate in obscurity, yet are these main helpers to the very joints and bands of our body corporate, the quiet home influences whereby the great edifice, Society, is so nicely wainscoted and floored without split boards … ” John Newton said that if two angels came down from heaven to execute a Divine command, and one was appointed to conduct an empire, and the other to sweep street in it, they would feel no inclination to change employments. p. Ephesians 4:16: From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (64)— ἑνὸς ἑκάστου, of each one) To be construed with ἐνέργειαν ἐν μέτρῳ.— τοῦ σώ΄ατος, of the body) The noun for the reciprocal pronoun [viz. Ephesians 4:16 New King James Version (NKJV) 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. When is the last time you have heard or taught the Millennium coming system of belief? Verse Thoughts. Against this is ἑνὸς ἑκάστου. If so, all is well If not so, all is deformity, or disorder; just as it, is often in the church. "Commentary on Ephesians 4:16". the influence of Christ, by which He supplies to His body the powers of life and development necessary to a growth in keeping with its destiny ( ἐπιχορηγεῖ, 2 Corinthians 9:10; Galatians 3:5, exhibet; the substantive occurs only further at Philippians 1:19, not in Greek writers). p. 5. Nothing is required of the minutest nerve or blood-vessel which it is not suited to perform; and it will work on for years without exhaustion or decay. Not a muscle is useless; not a nerve, not an artery, not a vein. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/ephesians-4.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. 1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. It is crucial to the health of Christian congregations that these members use their God-given talents appropriately. p. 27; Ellendt, ad Arrian. belongs neither to τῆς ἐπιχορηγ. Quick Navigation Latest Blog Posts. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". The members of the body are intended to perform the required functions for the service of the body itself. Such is the general meaning of this passage; though there is much diversity of opinion as to the meaning of some of the terms employed, and as to the relation of the several clauses. We are not producing Christians that can go to the world and give proper defense of their beliefs, so many do not even open their mouth for their Lord. “Unto the building up of itself in love”: This is true church growth. From whom; by whose power.--According to, &c.; that is, each part performing its own special and proper function. Nothing is required of the minutest nerve or blood-vessel which it is not suited to perform; and it will work on for years without exhaustion or decay. Yet, in the body these are united; and so it should be in the church. Distinctions have been drawn between the two terms; e.g., by Bengel, who took the συναρμολογουμένη to express specially the harmony of the building and the συμβιβαζόμενον its solidity; and by Ellicott, who thinks the idea of the former is that of the aggregation of the parts, and of the latter that of their inter-adaption. — Calvin. The body derives its vitality and power of development from the head. "Commentary on Ephesians 4:16". "Commentary on Ephesians 4:16". 1599-1645. fitly joined together — “being fitly framed together,” as in Ephesians 2:21; all the parts being in their proper position, and in mutual relation. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. 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