Ephesians 1:13

“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of trueth, the Gospel of your saluation: in whom also after that yee beleeued, yee were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation--having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation,-- in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
- American Standard Version (1901)

In whom you, having been given the true word, the good news of your salvation, and through your faith in him, were given the sign of the Holy Spirit of hope,
- Basic English Bible

in whom *ye* also [have trusted], having heard the word of the truth, the glad tidings of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, ye have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
- Darby Bible

In whom ye also trusted, after ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
- Webster's Bible

And in Him you Gentiles also, after listening to the Message of the truth, the Good News of your salvation--having believed in Him--were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit;
- Weymouth Bible

in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation--in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
- World English Bible

In whom also ye weren clepid, whanne ye herden the word of treuthe, the gospel of youre heelthe, in whom ye bileuynge ben merkid with the Hooli Goost of biheest, which is the ernes of oure eritage,
- Wycliffe Bible

in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth -- the good news of your salvation -- in whom also having believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of the promise,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:13


1:13 In whom ye - Gentiles. Likewise believed, after ye had heard the gospel - Which God made the means of your salvation; in whom after ye had believed - Probably some time after their first believing. Ye were sealed by that Holy Spirit of promise - Holy both in his nature and in his operations, and promised to all the children of God. The sealing seems to imply, A full impression of the image of God on their souls. A full assurance of receiving all the promises, whether relating to time or eternity.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:13


Eph 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted]. The "we" of Eph 1:12 refers to Jewish believers; the "ye", to Gentile believers, like most of the Ephesians, who also trusted, after that they "heard the word of truth". They not only hoped, but believed. That is, they became believers, by trusting obedience; then they were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise. After they were converted, the Holy Spirit was bestowed upon them. It was a "promise" (Ac 1:4). The seal was attached to a letter or legal document to authenticate it to the world. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of adoption, was God's authentication to the world that the converts to Christ were accepted as his children. The presence of the new Spirit was shown by a new life exhibiting the fruits of the Spirit (Ga 5:22).

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Louis Elias
    Ephesians is one 0f my favorite Pauline epistles.

  • Ed
    Ephesians IS the pinnacle of the church epistles .
    You may notice that Paul starts his letters with Grace and peace, but here he adds and to the faithful in
    Christ Jesus , Ephesians comes to life after living Romans for some time it is Romans amplified the understanding
    just explodes after looking at Romans then Ephesians.
    Ephesians chapters 1-3 take Romans chapter 8 to it;s greatest hight
  • Marquita Caroll Britton
    Guidelines of our heavenly pathway to holy ghost, threw baptism"
  • Stephanie
    Indeed he has blessed us.
  • Winfried Mawuli Deku
    Everything we have comes from God through Christ our spiritual gifts, healing, peace, faith in Him, our desire to belong, seek Him and inherit eternity plus our physical blessings come from God through Christ Jesus.
  • Norm
    Heavenly Father our God, by Your Holy Spirit, You reveal Your mystery to the faithful that there are multiple ends: the end of the church age and the end of corruption by wrath. Those of the body of CHRIST that are here TRUST they will not be subjected to Your wrath, Father. Thank You Father our LORD our SAVIOUR and bless all standing before you who minister to us in spirit. In Christ Jesus we are Saved and give Thee thanks. Amen. Baruch 4:22 For my hope is in the Everlasting, that he will save you and joy is come unto me from the Holy One, because of the mercy which shall soon come unto you from the Everlasting our Saviour.

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