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 1:9

  • C. Bennett for verse 9
    The "Mystery of His Will " 1. The Holy Spirit reveals to us God 's purpose in His Word for our lives as believers. 2. Yahweh Havah, I AM to be more and more revealed, or Jesus Christ as He is revealed in scripture. These two points as they merge together, is the one, "Mystery of His Will ".
  • C. Bennett for verse 9
    The "Mystery of His Will " 1. The Holy Spirit reveals to us God 's purpose in His Word for our lives as believers. 2. Yahweh Havah I AM to be more and more revealed or Jesus Christ as He is reveled in scripture. These two points as they merge together, is the one, "Mystery of His Will ".
  • Ephesians 1 9 has a very good explanation of God 's plan. God has demystified his good creation of our world. This is my interpretation of God 's will and that is all. Dustin
  • Rob cottrell for verse 9
    How wonderful is this MYSTERY revealed to us through our dear brother Paul. Christ in you the hope of glory. How blessed we are!
    Regarding 'adoption. are we not BORN of God? do we not have God's life and nature as shown elsewhere?
    Rob

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