And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
a. NLT: and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
b. NIV: and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
c. YLT: and every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
d. Amplified Bible: And every tongue (frankly and openly) confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
e. Worrell Translation: and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ isLord to the glory of God the Father.
1. “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…”
a. and [2532 * kai] [Strong: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:--and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.]
b. every [3956 * pas] [Strong: including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole:--all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.] [Helps Word Studies: means "all" in the sense of "each (every) part that applies." The emphasis of the total picture then is on "one piece at a time." 365 (ananeóō) then focuses on the part(s) making up the whole – viewing the whole in terms of the individual parts. When 3956 (pás) modifies a word with the definite article it has "extensive-intensive" force – and is straightforward intensive when the Greek definite article is lacking.]
c. tongue [1100 * glṓssa] [[Helps Word Studies: tongue, used of flowing speech; (figuratively) speaking, inspired by God, like the evidence of tongues-speaking supplied by the Lord in the book of Acts to demonstrate the arrival of the new age of the covenant (i.e. NT times).] [Strong: Of uncertain affinity; the tongue; by implication, a language (specially, one naturally unacquired) -- tongue.]
d. should confess [1843 * exomologeo] [Strong: from 1537 and 3670; to acknowledge or (by implication, of assent) agree fully:--confess, profess, promise.]
e. that [3754 * hoti] [Strong: hoti] [Strong: neuter of 3748 as conjunction; demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because:--as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.]
f. Jesus [2424 * Iesous] [Strong: of Hebrew origin (3091); Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:--Jesus.]
g. Christ [5547 * Christos] [Strong: from 5548; anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus:--Christ.]
h. is Lord [2962 * kurios] [Strong: from kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title):-- God, Lord, master, Sir.]
1). I believe this is referring to salvation because confessing Jesus as Lord is an intricate part of salvation.
a). Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
2). And of course it is God’s will for all to be saved.
a). 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
b). 1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
3). I also believe this applies just as the previous verse, to willingness or unwillingness, that all those beings in existence from creation, in the earth or under the earth who refused to bow their knee to Christ previously, will eventually do so. Probably at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15).