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

  • Joyce Cardoza
    God said you must rightly devide the word, and we are also in the dispensation of Grace, the entire Bible is written for us, but not every verse is addressed to us, or written about us, if you read the red letters of Jesus Christ, then read what He taught after he paid our sin debt, and you really knew how to read and teach the truth, you would not teach the way you do, Ephesians 2:8 it was hidden
  • Michael c theriault
    thank you lord for saving me lord and washing my sins away
  • 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
    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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