Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 1:14

“Which is the earnest of our inheritance, vntill the redemption of the purchased possession, vnto the praise of his glorie.”

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Other Translations

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
- King James Version

who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of {God's own} possession, to the praise of His glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of `God's' own possession, unto the praise of his glory.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which is the first-fruit of our heritage, till God gets back that which is his, to the praise of his glory.
- Basic English Bible

who is [the] earnest of our inheritance to the redemption of the acquired possession to [the] praise of his glory.
- Darby Bible

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.
- Webster's Bible

that Spirit being a pledge and foretaste of our inheritance, in anticipation of its full redemption--the inheritance which He has purchased to be specially His for the extolling of His glory.
- Weymouth Bible

who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of his glory.
- World English Bible

in to the redempcioun of purchasyng, in to heriyng of his glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

which is an earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the acquired possession, to the praise of His glory.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:14


1:14 Who, thus sealing us, is an earnest - Both a pledge and a foretaste of our inheritance. Till the redemption of the purchased possession - Till the church, which he has purchased with his own blood, shall be fully delivered from all sin and sorrow, and advanced to everlasting glory. To the praise of his glory - Of his glorious wisdom, power, and mercy.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:14


Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance. The "earnest" money was a small part of the purchase money given in hand to bind the bargain. Paul says that the Holy Spirit given to God's children is such earnest of the inheritance that he will bestow, a small part given now as a proof to his adopted children. Until the redemption. Rather, "Unto". This "earnest" given is looking unto the final and complete "redemption" from the grave of the purchased possession, the children of God bought with Christ's blood.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Dr Wanda
    His God, His Father. I am beginning my walk to ordination. I see to distinct authorities from which Christ Jesus has been given power. Please provide feedback.
  • Shanna
    Ephesians gives us our identity who we are in Christ all that he has given to us through the Father his love his spirit blessing us with all his Father has given to him, healing powers power to defeat any situation to walk in his righteousness and holiness this is amazing so is our God!
  • Cecthious Gant
    Spirit blessings in all heavenly
  • Vmessa
    when they asked what we should pray, he taught them the Lords pray Matthew 6:9-13, we prayer this daily, it teaches us how to worship our Holy Father, how to seek for daily bread, wisdom, how to forgive us our sins daily how to forgive ours who sin against you turn the other cheek, deliver us from the evil one for he is the power that we seek from him, and he is the glory let his kingdom come Amen
  • Ann
    Scripture says God is male, "Father Son Holy Spirit. The 3 are one. When God revealed himself to me I saw the face of Jesus every time I closed my eyes for 2 years. I can assure you God is male. Jesus said, "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father also." Jesus also referred to the Holy Spirit as 'He'. God has created female beings so he understand both male and female, but he is not a woman.
  • Blanche Cherry
    A friend recommended that I read this chapter 1- through 23 to empower me with the Shield of protection!

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