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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Ephesians Chapter 5

Ephesians 5:9

eph 5:9


(See Scofield) - (Jo1 3:7).

Ephesians 5:23

eph 5:23


(See Scofield) - (Rom 1:16).

Ephesians 5:25

eph 5:25

even as Christ

Christ's love-work for the church is threefold: past, present, future:

(1) Past; For love, He gave Himself to redeem the church (Eph 5:25);

(2) Present; In love, He is sanctifying the church (Eph 5:26);

(3) Future; For the reward of His sacrifice and labour of love, He will present the church to Himself in flawless perfection, "one pearl of great price" (Eph 5:27); (Mat 13:46).

Ephesians 5:32

eph 5:32


(Eph 5:30); (Eph 5:31) are quoted from (Gen 2:23); (Gen 2:24), and exclude the interpretation that the reference is to the church merely as the body of Christ. Eve, taken from Adam's body, was truly "bone of his bones, and flesh of his flesh," but she was also his wife, united to him in a relation which makes of "twain. . . One flesh", (Mat 19:5); (Mat 19:6), and so a clear type of the church as bride of Christ. (Co2 11:2); (Co2 11:3). The bride types are:

Eve (Gen 2:23); (Gen 2:24).

Rebecca (See Scofield) - (Gen 24:1).

Asenath (See Scofield) - (Gen 41:45).

(See Scofield) - (Gen 37:2).

Zipporah (Exo 2:21); (See Scofield) - (Hos 2:2).


(See Scofield) - (Mat 13:11).

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