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

  • 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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