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

  • 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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