Ephesians 1:5

“Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing predestinated vs vnto the adoption of children by Iesus Christ to himselfe, according to the good pleasure of his will:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- American Standard Version (1901)

As we were designed before by him for the position of sons to himself, through Jesus Christ, in the good pleasure of his purpose,
- Basic English Bible

having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- Darby Bible

Having predestinated us to the adoption of children to himself by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,
- Webster's Bible

For He pre-destined us to be adopted by Himself as sons through Jesus Christ--such being His gracious will and pleasure--
- Weymouth Bible

having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
- World English Bible

Which hath bifor ordeyned vs in to adopcioun of sones bi Jhesu Crist in to hym, bi the purpos of his wille,
- Wycliffe Bible

having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:5


1:5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of sons - Having foreordained that all who afterwards believed should enjoy the dignity of being sons of God, and joint - heirs with Christ. According to the good pleasure of his will - According to his free, fixed, unalterable purpose to confer this blessing on all those who should believe in Christ, and those only.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:5


Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children. Foreordained that we, the church of Jesus Christ, should be adopted as his children. The whole line of argument is general instead of particular. God foreordained a church which should be composed of those adopted as his children. According to the pleasure of his will. The act of predestination was due simply to God's sovereign will. His will was the cause.

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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