Ephesians 1:9

“Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing made knowen vnto vs the mysterie of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he had purposed in himselfe,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
- New American Standard Version (1995)

making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having made clear to us the secret of his purpose, in agreement with the design which he had in mind, to put into his hands
- Basic English Bible

having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself
- Darby Bible

Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
- Webster's Bible

when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose
- Weymouth Bible

making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
- World English Bible

to make knowun to vs the sacrament of his wille, bi the good plesaunce of hym; the which sacrament he purposide in
- Wycliffe Bible

having made known to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure, that He purposed in Himself,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 1:9


1:9 Having made known to us - By his word and by his Spirit. The mystery of his will - The gracious scheme of salvation by faith, which depends on his own sovereign will alone. This was but darkly discovered under the law; is now totally hid from unbelievers; and has heights and depths which surpass all the knowledge even of true believers.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 1:9


Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us. To all who receive the adoption of Christ. The mystery of his will. The word "mystery" is used in the sense of something beyond human comprehension until revealed. This "mystery of his will" is revealed and is declared in Eph 1:10. According to his good pleasure. See PNT "Eph 1:5.

Discussion for Ephesians 1

  • 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.
  • 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.

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