Ephesians 1:4

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

According as he hath chosen vs in him, before the foundation of the world, that wee should bee holy, and without blame before him in loue:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even as he made selection of us in him from the first, so that we might be holy and free from all evil before him in love:
- Basic English Bible

according as he has chosen us in him before [the] world's foundation, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love;
- Darby Bible

According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
- Webster's Bible

even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.
- Weymouth Bible

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
- World English Bible

as he hath chosun vs in hym silf bifor the makyng of the world, that we weren hooli, and with out wem in his siyt, in charite.
- Wycliffe Bible

according as He did choose us in him before the foundation of the world, for our being holy and unblemished before Him, in love,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:4


1:4 As he hath chosen us - Both Jews and gentiles, whom he foreknew as believing in Christ, #1Pet 1:2|.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:4


Eph 1:4 According as. "Even as", in the Revised Version. Chosen us in him before the foundation of the world. This does not affirm that God chose some individuals and rejected others, but that before the world was, before there was Jew or Gentile, God chose to have a people for himself, the whole church of Christ, a covenant people confined to no one earthly race. That we should be holy. God chose them that they might be holy. Holiness is the proof that a church is a chosen church.

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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