Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 1:5

“Hauing predestinated vs vnto the adoption of children by Iesus Christ to himselfe, according to the good pleasure of his will:”

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Other Translations

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- King James Version

He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- American Standard Version (1901)

As we were designed before by him for the position of sons to himself, through Jesus Christ, in the good pleasure of his purpose,
- Basic English Bible

having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- Darby Bible

Having predestinated us to the adoption of children to himself by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- Webster's Bible

For He pre-destined us to be adopted by Himself as sons through Jesus Christ--such being His gracious will and pleasure--
- Weymouth Bible

having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
- World English Bible

Which hath bifor ordeyned vs in to adopcioun of sones bi Jhesu Crist in to hym, bi the purpos of his wille,
- Wycliffe Bible

having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:5


1:5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of sons - Having foreordained that all who afterwards believed should enjoy the dignity of being sons of God, and joint - heirs with Christ. According to the good pleasure of his will - According to his free, fixed, unalterable purpose to confer this blessing on all those who should believe in Christ, and those only.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:5


Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children. Foreordained that we, the church of Jesus Christ, should be adopted as his children. The whole line of argument is general instead of particular. God foreordained a church which should be composed of those adopted as his children. According to the pleasure of his will. The act of predestination was due simply to God's sovereign will. His will was the cause.

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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