Ephesians 1:14

“Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which is the earnest of our inheritance, vntill the redemption of the purchased possession, vnto the praise of his glorie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of {God's own} possession, to the praise of His glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of `God's' own possession, unto the praise of his glory.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which is the first-fruit of our heritage, till God gets back that which is his, to the praise of his glory.
- Basic English Bible

who is [the] earnest of our inheritance to the redemption of the acquired possession to [the] praise of his glory.
- Darby Bible

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.
- Webster's Bible

that Spirit being a pledge and foretaste of our inheritance, in anticipation of its full redemption--the inheritance which He has purchased to be specially His for the extolling of His glory.
- Weymouth Bible

who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of his glory.
- World English Bible

in to the redempcioun of purchasyng, in to heriyng of his glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

which is an earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the acquired possession, to the praise of His glory.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:14


1:14 Who, thus sealing us, is an earnest - Both a pledge and a foretaste of our inheritance. Till the redemption of the purchased possession - Till the church, which he has purchased with his own blood, shall be fully delivered from all sin and sorrow, and advanced to everlasting glory. To the praise of his glory - Of his glorious wisdom, power, and mercy.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:14


Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance. The "earnest" money was a small part of the purchase money given in hand to bind the bargain. Paul says that the Holy Spirit given to God's children is such earnest of the inheritance that he will bestow, a small part given now as a proof to his adopted children. Until the redemption. Rather, "Unto". This "earnest" given is looking unto the final and complete "redemption" from the grave of the purchased possession, the children of God bought with Christ's blood.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • 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.
  • Pbear
    The glories of heaven have been with man long befor he was create... god is not depended upon man... man receives all from the creators hand.
  • Frank Velasco
    Blessed us... genuine believers. Do we believe this, or we merely exist, behave and conduct ourselves so mediocrity as to be outside of His blessing? In our day and time, I am certain it's the latter, not the former.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 10:22 ALL THINGS ARE DELIVERED TO ME OF MY FATHER AND NO MAN KNOWETH WHO THE SON IS BUT THE FATHER AND WHO THE FATHER IS BUT THE SON --- AND HE TO WHOM THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM --- JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING --THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK-- THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE REVELATION 19:13 AND HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A VESTURE DIPPED IN BLOOD AND HIS NAME IS CALLED THE WORD OF GOD --- 1 JOHN 5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE IN HIS SON --JESUS CHRIST-- THIS IS THE TRUE GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE --- HELP US MY LORD JESUS TO TEACH ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE AS YOU HAVE COMMANDED US--- I PRAY AND ASK JESUS IN YOUR NAME ---

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