Ephesians 1:12

“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That we should be to the praise of his glorie, who first trusted in Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that his glory might have praise through us who first had hope in Christ:
- Basic English Bible

that we should be to [the] praise of his glory who have pre-trusted in the Christ:
- Darby Bible

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
- Webster's Bible

so that we should be devoted to the extolling of His glorious attributes--we who were the first to fix our hopes on Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
- World English Bible

that we be in to the heriyng of his glorie, we that han hopid bifor in Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for our being to the praise of His glory, [even] those who did first hope in the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:12


1:12 That we - Jews. Who first believed - Before the gentiles. So did some of them in every place. Here is another branch of the true gospel predestination: he that believes is not only elected to salvation, (if he endures to the end,) but is fore - appointed of God to walk in holiness, to the praise of his glory.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:12


Eph 1:12 We should be to the praise of his glory. This is the final result of our predestination and adoption. Who first trusted in Christ. "We who had before hoped in Christ" (Revised Version). Jewish believers like Paul who had the Christian hope before the Gentiles.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Joyce Cardoza
    God said you must rightly devide the word, and we are also in the dispensation of Grace, the entire Bible is written for us, but not every verse is addressed to us, or written about us, if you read the red letters of Jesus Christ, then read what He taught after he paid our sin debt, and you really knew how to read and teach the truth, you would not teach the way you do, Ephesians 2:8 it was hidden
  • Michael c theriault
    thank you lord for saving me lord and washing my sins away
  • Clyde Lester Banks
    I believe that Ephesians is the definition of the salvation method of all the believers. Who believe that Jesus Christ is the one true God, and the creator of all the people of the Earth, and Angels, and all things from the foundation of the world. Called to be saints by receiving the spirit of God in them-with the Holy Ghost of God. They that worship Him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
  • Word
    Bible reader that's true and God is a righteous Judge so when the Great White Throne Judgment occurrs it is your actions and what you did is what condemns a person or if good they get good rewards. If one truly is sorry and that sin is heart felt because God knows and one ask for forgiveness it will be cleared through Christ.
  • Bible reader
    JESUS loves everyone NOT the sin that the individual does.
  • Word
    Chosen saints the elect before the foundation because they knew and know the truth of the word. Predestin from before the foundation. Reads like Jeremiah that GOD KNEW them before this earth age of the flesh and they are destin to stand with Christ.

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