That He might present it to himself a glorious ekklesia, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
that He might present it to Himself a glorious ekklesia, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.
that He might present to Himself the ekklesia in all her glory [glorious], having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.
and to present her to Himself as a radiant ekklesia, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
That He might present the ekklesia to Himself in a glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless].
in order that He might Himself present to Himself the Ekklesia glorious, not having spot nor wrinkle nor any of such things, but in order that it might be holy and unblamable.
to make her an altogether glorious Ekklesia in His eyes. She is to be free from spots, wrinkles or any other disfigurements – an Ekklesia holy and perfect.
that He might present the ekklesia to Himself as a splendid bride without a blot or wrinkle or anything like it, but to be consecrated and faultless.
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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