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21 In him[a] the whole building,[b] being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

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  1. Ephesians 2:21 tn Grk “in whom” (v. 21 is a relative clause, subordinate to v. 20).
  2. Ephesians 2:21 tc Although several significant witnesses (א1 A C P 6 81 326 1739c 1881) have πᾶσα ἡ οἰκοδομή (pasa hē oikodomē), instead of πᾶσα οἰκοδομή (the reading of א* B D F G Ψ 33 1175 1505 1739* M), 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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