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

  • Gloria Pray
    Ephesians teaches us how to love and to continue in love" and not to be a part taker of evilness. This book is powerful Jesus Christ and our Father has given us the way to live through his word. Every word that is written in the bible comes from GOD: through man. As he gave his only begotten son to come and lead us. That was GOD: working and speaking through his son. AMEN.
  • Johnnyreb
    Lu2627, what I think is that God is all powerful . Lillian thinks that we have to accept him. Scripture commands all to repent and believe, but none can in and of themselves.
  • Sylvia Williams
    the bible is a survival kit for those who are lost
  • Lu2677
    Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I, even I am he, and there is no God with me: I kill and I make alive: I wound and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand."
    What do you think of this verse?
  • Onesimus
    Being one the most informational passages about Christian conduct and promise, it also raises an important and baffling question. If in fact we have and believe, why are/do so many sit on their blessed assurance???
  • Ella
    I find ephesians is hope and faith that fills my soul. We have hope through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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