Ephesians 1:14

“Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which is the earnest of our inheritance, vntill the redemption of the purchased possession, vnto the praise of his glorie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of {God's own} possession, to the praise of His glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of `God's' own possession, unto the praise of his glory.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which is the first-fruit of our heritage, till God gets back that which is his, to the praise of his glory.
- Basic English Bible

who is [the] earnest of our inheritance to the redemption of the acquired possession to [the] praise of his glory.
- Darby Bible

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.
- Webster's Bible

that Spirit being a pledge and foretaste of our inheritance, in anticipation of its full redemption--the inheritance which He has purchased to be specially His for the extolling of His glory.
- Weymouth Bible

who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of his glory.
- World English Bible

in to the redempcioun of purchasyng, in to heriyng of his glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

which is an earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the acquired possession, to the praise of His glory.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:14


1:14 Who, thus sealing us, is an earnest - Both a pledge and a foretaste of our inheritance. Till the redemption of the purchased possession - Till the church, which he has purchased with his own blood, shall be fully delivered from all sin and sorrow, and advanced to everlasting glory. To the praise of his glory - Of his glorious wisdom, power, and mercy.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:14


Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance. The "earnest" money was a small part of the purchase money given in hand to bind the bargain. Paul says that the Holy Spirit given to God's children is such earnest of the inheritance that he will bestow, a small part given now as a proof to his adopted children. Until the redemption. Rather, "Unto". This "earnest" given is looking unto the final and complete "redemption" from the grave of the purchased possession, the children of God bought with Christ's blood.

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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