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

  • Clarita
    There's only one God an that is the lords Jesus Christ
  • J
    Jesus thinks very low of the Pharisees, very very low of them. He actually just thinks that they can't read and love death.
  • June Mitchell
    In such a time like this, we need God's Grace to sustain us and we need His Peace in our lives on a daily basis. The enemy is very busy. He is attacking me right now through my oldest daughter and granddaughter as the Word said this would happen on the Last and Evil days God's grace is sufficient thorough difficult times and all the time and He will give me Peace! Amen
  • MockingBird
    Grace is God's willingness to bestow a part of Himself in and upon us and God gives us His peace : Not as the world gives : His peace passes all understanding and there is no sorrow to it !!
  • John
    The LORDS GRACE is poured out by our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST through LOVE. For GOD so LOVED THE WORLD, HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIMSHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. JOHN 3:16 The LORDS GRACE IS POURED OUT THROUGH AND BY THE LOVE OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. The GRACE we receive allows us to receive greater Faith by the LORDS written WORD, POURED OUT IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. EPHESIANS 3:20 Now unto HIM that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. This is the LOVE OF GOD that pours out by GRACE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST IN TYE HOLY SPIRIT that gives us the PEACE THAT WE AS GODS CHILDREN so desire. We do not know HIS WAYS fully, but by HIS GRACE must trust in FAITH BY HIS ALL THAT PEACE IS OBTAINED BY HIS LOVE. When we realize EVERTHING IS FROM GOD WE CAN OBTAIN THE PEACE WE SEEK BY LOVE AND REVERENCE OF ALL THE BLESSINGS OUR LORD BESTOWS ON US. Read what KING DAVID SAID ABOUT OUR GOD. 1 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 29. WHEN WE HONOR THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS FULLY IN HEART, MIND AND SOUL THE PEACE OF GOD WILL TRULY BRING THE PEACE WE SEEK. GOD BLESS ALL.
  • Bamigboye Joseph Kola
    It's amazing. The words of God upon us is in all chapter of Ephesians which have change a lots in the all world . Thanks You Jesus

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