Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:11

“According to the eternall purpose which he purposed in Christ Iesus our Lord:”

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Other Translations

According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
- King James Version

{This was} in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which is seen in his eternal purpose in Christ Jesus our Lord:
- Basic English Bible

according to [the] purpose of the ages, which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord,
- Darby Bible

According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
- Webster's Bible

Such was the eternal purpose which He had formed in Christ Jesus our Lord,
- Weymouth Bible

according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord;
- World English Bible

bi the bifore ordinaunce of worldis, which he made in Crist Jhesu oure Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

according to a purpose of the ages, which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:11


Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose. The purpose which God had in all the ages purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Proposed to fulfill through Jesus Christ.

Discussion for Ephesians 3

  • Brianna vs.13
    Paul was an example to the early Christians. He didn't want individuals to be discouraged by his persecution, but encouraged by his ability to continue despite pressure. This encourages me to continue to live my life as a Christian, despite the challenges that come with upholding the Bible standards. Just like Paul, we all can keep our Christian personality in a God-less world.
  • Gina Hosein
    Verses 3-16 is my prayer.
  • Sarah
    Amazing chapter, my father told me that I should read it and that it is a good chapter. he was absolutely right.
  • Yvonne w
    In deed no limit to what our God can do. Even thou we don't deserve it.
  • David
    Ref v 19: apparently, the Apostle is encouraging us to seek a depth of love which has escaped us thus far, for he used the thought that this love "passes knowledge". What thought, action, or intellectual pursuit can "pass knowledge"??? Knowledge is required in the pursuit of understanding. My prayer is that we can pursue and acquire that deep, "perfected" love, as mentione in 1 John 3-4 chapters.
  • Rasheed
    "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think" I believe that this comment here sets the premise for who god is. Someone who is able to do and go above and beyond and well beyond that to be exact for stuff that we ask or think. That shows genuine love just as parents today try and go above and beyond for their kids to make sure they are happy and safe. "according to the power that worketh in us" I believe this part of the verse means that when we give him the praise for going above and beyond for us that we get a bit of that and we can carry that amongst us which separates true god-fearing Christians versus those who claim to Christian but act the opposite. In total I would say this verse simply knows that god is going 1000000x harder then anyone can ever go for you, but on top of that give him thanks and praise and he will share more with you.

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