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Ephesians 2:21

Context
NETBible

In him 1  the whole building, 2  being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

XREF

Ex 26:1-37; 1Ki 6:7; Ps 93:5; Eze 40:1-42:20; Eze 42:12; 1Co 3:9; 1Co 3:17; 2Co 6:16; Eph 4:13-16; Heb 3:3,4

NET © Notes

tn Grk “in whom” (v. 21 is a relative clause, subordinate to v. 20).

tc Although several important witnesses (א1 A C P 6 81 326 1739c 1881) have πᾶσα ἡ οἰκοδομή (pasa Jh oikodomh), instead of πᾶσα οἰκοδομή (the reading of א* B D F G Ψ 33 1739* Ï), the article is almost surely a scribal addition intended to clarify the meaning of the text, for with the article the meaning is unambiguously “the whole building.”

tn Or “every building.” Although “every building” is a more natural translation of the Greek, it does not fit as naturally into the context, which (with its emphasis on corporate unity) seems to stress the idea of one building.



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