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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
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.
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