Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 1:4

“According as he hath chosen vs in him, before the foundation of the world, that wee should bee holy, and without blame before him in loue:”

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Other Translations

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
- King James Version

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even as he made selection of us in him from the first, so that we might be holy and free from all evil before him in love:
- Basic English Bible

according as he has chosen us in him before [the] world's foundation, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love;
- Darby Bible

According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
- Webster's Bible

even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.
- Weymouth Bible

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
- World English Bible

as he hath chosun vs in hym silf bifor the makyng of the world, that we weren hooli, and with out wem in his siyt, in charite.
- Wycliffe Bible

according as He did choose us in him before the foundation of the world, for our being holy and unblemished before Him, in love,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:4


1:4 As he hath chosen us - Both Jews and gentiles, whom he foreknew as believing in Christ, #1Pet 1:2|.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:4


Eph 1:4 According as. "Even as", in the Revised Version. Chosen us in him before the foundation of the world. This does not affirm that God chose some individuals and rejected others, but that before the world was, before there was Jew or Gentile, God chose to have a people for himself, the whole church of Christ, a covenant people confined to no one earthly race. That we should be holy. God chose them that they might be holy. Holiness is the proof that a church is a chosen church.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Gwendolyn Kelley
    What a Blessing to have
  • Barbi
    Ah verse 3 of Ephesians chapter 1,
    Blessed be God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
    He has blessed us with all...in Christ!
  • Norbert fero
    I think the book of Ephesians claims the supreme power of Jesus Christ to supersede any other power in earth and in Heaven
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 1:13 in whom you also trusted after that you heard the word of truth the gospel of your salvation in whom also after that you believed you were sealed with that holy spirit of promise 2 CORINTHIANS 1:21 NOW HE WHICH ESTABLISHETH US WITH YOU IN CHRIST AND HATH ANOINTED US IS GOD --1:22--WHO HATH ALSO SEALED US AND GIVEN THE EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS
  • Lawrence Hempel
    Ephesians 1:3 answers the universal questions posed by Ecclesiastes 1:14
  • Robert E Hutchinson
    Where in the Bible does say that We must be born again and again and again. Does it not say Once saved always saved, and what about the verse where Jesus says, no Man can pluck You out of My hand. In Roman's it says Who so ever SHALL call upon the Name of Jesus SHALL be saved, not again and again and again, etc.

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