Bible Notes

"Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ" (Eph. 1:3)—Literally the references is to "every spiritual blessing," and the word "places" has been supplied by the translators in an effort to complete the sense. Some authorities prefer to render: "who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing along with the celestials in Christ;" taking the word "heavenly" as implying "heavenly persons" rather than "heavenly places"; while the margin of the Authorized Version suggests "in heavenly things." Goodspeed translates: "who through Christ has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm."

"Trespasses and sins" (Eph. 2:1)—It may be observed that the Greek word rendered "trespasses" means literally "lapses or deviations from truth and uprightness" (cf. Thayer: Greek Lexicon, p. 485).

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