Ephesians 1:12

“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That we should be to the praise of his glorie, who first trusted in Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that his glory might have praise through us who first had hope in Christ:
- Basic English Bible

that we should be to [the] praise of his glory who have pre-trusted in the Christ:
- Darby Bible

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
- Webster's Bible

so that we should be devoted to the extolling of His glorious attributes--we who were the first to fix our hopes on Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
- World English Bible

that we be in to the heriyng of his glorie, we that han hopid bifor in Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for our being to the praise of His glory, [even] those who did first hope in the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:12


1:12 That we - Jews. Who first believed - Before the gentiles. So did some of them in every place. Here is another branch of the true gospel predestination: he that believes is not only elected to salvation, (if he endures to the end,) but is fore - appointed of God to walk in holiness, to the praise of his glory.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:12


Eph 1:12 We should be to the praise of his glory. This is the final result of our predestination and adoption. Who first trusted in Christ. "We who had before hoped in Christ" (Revised Version). Jewish believers like Paul who had the Christian hope before the Gentiles.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • Dee Murphy
    Which Church is he talking about?
  • Dee
    GOD IS STILL IN CONTROLL IN ALL OUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE SHALT DIRECT OUR PATH WE CAN'T SERVE TWO GOD'S REPENT AND BELIEVE GOD AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR GOD HAS THE PLAN FOR OUR LIFE
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Place of Christ is underlined thus: “when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church.”
  • A disciple
    Frank; We are in a time of increasing darkness and trouble, because so many that have heard and known the word of God have despised and rejected it; and love instead their cares and pleasures in this life, than to be of the truth. This is the narrow way that Jesus spoke of, and the very reason most choose to stay on the broad way because they are ashamed or afraid or simply love their sins more.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 10:4 AND DID ALL DRINK THE SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK FOR THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM AND THAT --- ROCK WAS CHRIST --- 10:9 --- NEITHER LET US TEMPT CHRIST AS SOME OF THEM ALSO TEMPTED AND WERE DESTROYED OF SERPENTS --- 1 TIMOTHY 2:5 FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN --- THE MAN JESUS CHRIST ---
  • Cephas
    He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

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