Ephesians 1:9

“Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing made knowen vnto vs the mysterie of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he had purposed in himselfe,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
- New American Standard Version (1995)

making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having made clear to us the secret of his purpose, in agreement with the design which he had in mind, to put into his hands
- Basic English Bible

having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself
- Darby Bible

Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
- Webster's Bible

when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose
- Weymouth Bible

making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
- World English Bible

to make knowun to vs the sacrament of his wille, bi the good plesaunce of hym; the which sacrament he purposide in
- Wycliffe Bible

having made known to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure, that He purposed in Himself,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:9


1:9 Having made known to us - By his word and by his Spirit. The mystery of his will - The gracious scheme of salvation by faith, which depends on his own sovereign will alone. This was but darkly discovered under the law; is now totally hid from unbelievers; and has heights and depths which surpass all the knowledge even of true believers.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:9


Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us. To all who receive the adoption of Christ. The mystery of his will. The word "mystery" is used in the sense of something beyond human comprehension until revealed. This "mystery of his will" is revealed and is declared in Eph 1:10. According to his good pleasure. See PNT "Eph 1:5.

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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