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

  • 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.
  • Johnny Dsouza
    Love this holy book.
  • Lu2677
    V. 4-12 It is not of the will of man, but the will of God who calls the elect.

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