Ephesians 3:14

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
But the self-love of the Greeks proclaims certain men as their teachers. As, then, the whole family runs back to God the Creator;

Gaius Marius Victorinus

AD 400
All good working and doing occur through Christ. The spirit of Christ is that of a serving ministry. He is himself the ministry of God toward us. God does everything through him. Therefore he says, “I bend my knees to the Father.” .

Gaius Marius Victorinus

AD 400
By kneeling we demonstrate the full form of prayer and petition. So we bend our knees. We ought not merely to incline our minds to prayer but also our bodies. We do well to lower our bodies lest we create an impression of elevation or an appearance of pride. .

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
For this cause I pray and bow my knees to the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom all paternity (or fatherhood) in heaven and earth is named. The Greek word oftentimes signifies a family, and therefore may signify, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named; and thus the sense will be, that God is not only the Father of his eternal Son, but (as not only the Latin text, but even the Greek may signify) of all angelical spirits in heaven, and of all men, especially Christians, made his adoptive sons in baptism. But here may be signified not only a family, but those in particular who are honoured with the name and dignity of fathers; so that the name which they have of fathers, or patriarchs, is derived from God the Father of all, and communicated to them in an inferior degree. This exposition is found in St. Jerome, in Theodoret, Theophylactus, St. John Damascene (Witham) All paternity, or the whole family; patria. God is the Father both of angels and men: whosoev...

Hippolytus of Rome

AD 235
This, he says, is what has been written in Scripture: "On this account I bend my knees to the God and Father and Lord of our Lord Jesus Christ, that God would grant you to have Christ dwelling in the inner man"

John Chrysostom

AD 407
He here shows the spirit of his prayer for them. He does not say simply, I pray, but manifests the supplication to be heartfelt, by the bowing of the knees.

Methodius of Olympus

AD 311
By communication of the Spirit, the Church contributing here their clearness and transformation into the image of the Word. And Paul confirms this, teaching it plainly, where he says:

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
. Who is that father to be understood by us to be? God, surely: no one is so truly a Father;

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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