Ephesians 1:11

“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In whom also we haue obteined an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsell of his owne will:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;
- American Standard Version (1901)

In whom we have a heritage, being marked out from the first in his purpose who does all things in agreement with his designs;
- Basic English Bible

in whom we have also obtained an inheritance, being marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his own will,
- Darby Bible

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
- Webster's Bible

In Him we Jews have been made heirs, having been chosen beforehand in accordance with the intention of Him whose might carries out in everything the design of His own will,
- Weymouth Bible

in whom also we were assigned an inheritance, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his will;
- World English Bible

In whom we ben clepid bi sort, bifor ordeyned bi the purpos of hym that worchith alle thingis bi the counsel of his wille;
- Wycliffe Bible

in whom also we did obtain an inheritance, being foreordained according to the purpose of Him who the all things is working according to the counsel of His will,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:11


1:11 Through whom we - Jews. Also have obtained an inheritance - The glorious inheritance of the heavenly Canaan, to which, when believers, we were predestinated according to the purpose of him that worketh all things after the counsel of his own will - The unalterable decree, He that believeth shall be delivered; which will is not an arbitrary will, but flowing from the rectitude of his nature, else, what security would there be that it would be his will to keep his word even with the elect?


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:11


Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance. "In whom also we were a heritage" (Revised Version). We are in Christ made the heritage of God, or God's part. Being predestinated. According to his will he predestinated us, the church, to the adoption of sons, and to be his heritage.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Gloria Pray
    Ephesians teaches us how to love and to continue in love" and not to be a part taker of evilness. This book is powerful Jesus Christ and our Father has given us the way to live through his word. Every word that is written in the bible comes from GOD: through man. As he gave his only begotten son to come and lead us. That was GOD: working and speaking through his son. AMEN.
  • Johnnyreb
    Lu2627, what I think is that God is all powerful . Lillian thinks that we have to accept him. Scripture commands all to repent and believe, but none can in and of themselves.
  • Sylvia Williams
    the bible is a survival kit for those who are lost
  • Lu2677
    Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I, even I am he, and there is no God with me: I kill and I make alive: I wound and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand."
    What do you think of this verse?
  • Onesimus
    Being one the most informational passages about Christian conduct and promise, it also raises an important and baffling question. If in fact we have and believe, why are/do so many sit on their blessed assurance???
  • Ella
    I find ephesians is hope and faith that fills my soul. We have hope through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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