Verses to review today: Ephesians 1:3-14 (repeat 3x, 3x a day)
New Verses: Ephesians 1:15-16
15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, (ESV)
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; (KJV)
Greek: 15 Διὰ τοῦτο κἀγὼ ἀκούσας τὴν καθʼ ὑμᾶς πίστιν ἐν τῷ κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην τὴν εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους 16 οὐ παύομαι εὐχαριστῶν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν μνείαν ποιούμενος ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν μου,
Transliterated Greek: 15 Dia touto kagō akousas tēn kath’ hymas pistin en tō kyriō Iēsou kai tēn agapēn tēn eis pantas tous hagious 16 ou pauomai eucharistōn hyper hymōn mneian poioumenos epi tōn proseuchōn mou,
Literal Word for Word Translation: 15 concering this, with regard to my also having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love for all the saints, 16 I do not cease giving thanks concerning you, making mention in my prayers,
Vocab: ἀκούσας, akousas, after having heard; παύομαι, pauomai, I cease; εὐχαριστῶν, eucharistōn, being thankful; προσευχῶν, proseuchōn, prayers.
Commentary: Paul is thankful for the faithfulness and love of the Ephesian saints. This is a reminder of the faithfulness and love we should exhibit, as well as a reminder to be praying for others in the body of Christ, especially those who glorify God in the fruits of their salvation.