Ephesians 1:8

“Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherein hee hath abounded toward vs in all wisedome and prudence:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which he gave us in full measure in all wisdom and care;
- Basic English Bible

which he has caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and intelligence,
- Darby Bible

In which he hath abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence;
- Webster's Bible

the grace which He, the possessor of all wisdom and understanding, lavished upon us,
- Weymouth Bible

which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
- World English Bible

that aboundide greetli in vs in al wisdom and prudence,
- Wycliffe Bible

in which He did abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:8


1:8 In all wisdom - Manifested by God in the whole scheme of our salvation. And prudence - Which be hath wrought in us, that we may know and do all his acceptable and perfect will.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:8


Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us. The grace of God. See Eph 1:7. In all wisdom and prudence. These attributes, ascribed to God, are fully shown in his grace and mercy.

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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