Ephesians 1:8

“Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherein hee hath abounded toward vs in all wisedome and prudence:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which he gave us in full measure in all wisdom and care;
- Basic English Bible

which he has caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and intelligence,
- Darby Bible

In which he hath abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence;
- Webster's Bible

the grace which He, the possessor of all wisdom and understanding, lavished upon us,
- Weymouth Bible

which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
- World English Bible

that aboundide greetli in vs in al wisdom and prudence,
- Wycliffe Bible

in which He did abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:8


1:8 In all wisdom - Manifested by God in the whole scheme of our salvation. And prudence - Which be hath wrought in us, that we may know and do all his acceptable and perfect will.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:8


Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us. The grace of God. See Eph 1:7. In all wisdom and prudence. These attributes, ascribed to God, are fully shown in his grace and mercy.

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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