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

  • 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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