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

  • Anthony Holloway
    Praise God for sealing us with His Holy Spirit when we were born again as stated in vs.13 of chapter 1. Also God through Paul shows us inspired words to pray over fellow believers in verses 17-23...notice Paul in verse 16 says he makes mention or speaks words ...and there is a [ ;] semicolon after the word prayers, then in verse 17 he begins what he prays for over his fellow believers. Praise God!
  • 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
    J they do love death, which is to say the devil. They, the ones that went against Jesus are but not all of those wrote of in Matt. 13 vs 36 to 44 speaking of the tares the wicked one sends to earth. At the attempted overthrow by Satan when he tried to steal the mercy seat that he was to guard those followed Satan.
  • 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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