Ephesians (Quotes from Old Testament)
Paul’s Epistle to the believers at Ephesus (1:1) was written around 64 AD to Gentile Believers (2:11). He drew upon the scriptures (our Old Testament) because just as today the SCRIPTURE (OT and NT) are our authority. Paul sets out to explain the believers position IN CHRIST since Salvation and he calls for unity among believers (4:3-6). He assures us that Faith plus nothing (2:8-9) puts us into this relationship with God. So listed below are the (Jewish) Scripture verses Paul Quotes.
King James Version (KJV)
Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Psalms 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Zechariah 8:16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
(9th commandment) (EX 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.)
Ephesians 4:26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Psalms 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.