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

  • Irene123
    I've seen several comments on here about Ephesians being people's favorite book. By the way they are worded I can see they're not sure why they love it so. Maybe this will help: "The Song of Solomon of the New Testament" - "This love God had for Israel, as shown in the Song of Solomon, is wonderfully typical of the love that Jesus Christ has for His church. - cont.
  • Irene123
    Eph. 1:13 - the word of 'truth' is Acts 2:38 (Matt.28:19); the gospel of your salvation, Acts 2:37 - "men and brethren, what must we do"? ye were sealed with that holy spirit of promise, Acts 10:45-46.
  • Andrew Azariah
    A key verse in this chapter is v13 " In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,"
    The believer is sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when he/she believed in Christ Jesus. This is the heritage of every Christian believer. No Christian believer needs to doubt if he/she has the Holy Spirit. Glory
  • Irene123
    To Joyce Cardoza - Since you must know which scriptures aren't for all of us - I wish you had listed 3-4 on here so I could look them up ............
  • Joyce Cardoza
    God said you must rightly devide the word, and we are also in the dispensation of Grace, the entire Bible is written for us, but not every verse is addressed to us, or written about us, if you read the red letters of Jesus Christ, then read what He taught after he paid our sin debt, and you really knew how to read and teach the truth, you would not teach the way you do, Ephesians 2:8 it was hidden
  • Michael c theriault
    thank you lord for saving me lord and washing my sins away

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