Ephesians 1:5

“Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing predestinated vs vnto the adoption of children by Iesus Christ to himselfe, according to the good pleasure of his will:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- American Standard Version (1901)

As we were designed before by him for the position of sons to himself, through Jesus Christ, in the good pleasure of his purpose,
- Basic English Bible

having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- Darby Bible

Having predestinated us to the adoption of children to himself by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- Webster's Bible

For He pre-destined us to be adopted by Himself as sons through Jesus Christ--such being His gracious will and pleasure--
- Weymouth Bible

having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
- World English Bible

Which hath bifor ordeyned vs in to adopcioun of sones bi Jhesu Crist in to hym, bi the purpos of his wille,
- Wycliffe Bible

having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:5


1:5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of sons - Having foreordained that all who afterwards believed should enjoy the dignity of being sons of God, and joint - heirs with Christ. According to the good pleasure of his will - According to his free, fixed, unalterable purpose to confer this blessing on all those who should believe in Christ, and those only.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:5


Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children. Foreordained that we, the church of Jesus Christ, should be adopted as his children. The whole line of argument is general instead of particular. God foreordained a church which should be composed of those adopted as his children. According to the pleasure of his will. The act of predestination was due simply to God's sovereign will. His will was the cause.

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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