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

  • 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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