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

  • Louis Elias
    Ephesians is one 0f my favorite Pauline epistles.

  • Ed
    Ephesians IS the pinnacle of the church epistles .
    You may notice that Paul starts his letters with Grace and peace, but here he adds and to the faithful in
    Christ Jesus , Ephesians comes to life after living Romans for some time it is Romans amplified the understanding
    just explodes after looking at Romans then Ephesians.
    Ephesians chapters 1-3 take Romans chapter 8 to it;s greatest hight
  • 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.

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