Ephesians 1:4

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

According as he hath chosen vs in him, before the foundation of the world, that wee should bee holy, and without blame before him in loue:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even as he made selection of us in him from the first, so that we might be holy and free from all evil before him in love:
- Basic English Bible

according as he has chosen us in him before [the] world's foundation, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love;
- Darby Bible

According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
- Webster's Bible

even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.
- Weymouth Bible

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
- World English Bible

as he hath chosun vs in hym silf bifor the makyng of the world, that we weren hooli, and with out wem in his siyt, in charite.
- Wycliffe Bible

according as He did choose us in him before the foundation of the world, for our being holy and unblemished before Him, in love,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:4


1:4 As he hath chosen us - Both Jews and gentiles, whom he foreknew as believing in Christ, #1Pet 1:2|.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:4


Eph 1:4 According as. "Even as", in the Revised Version. Chosen us in him before the foundation of the world. This does not affirm that God chose some individuals and rejected others, but that before the world was, before there was Jew or Gentile, God chose to have a people for himself, the whole church of Christ, a covenant people confined to no one earthly race. That we should be holy. God chose them that they might be holy. Holiness is the proof that a church is a chosen church.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Michael c theriault
    thank you lord for saving me lord and washing my sins away
  • 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.

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