Ephesians 1:4



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love

King James Version

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:

International Standard Version

just as he chose us in the Messiah before the creation of the universe to be holy and blameless in his presence. In love

A Conservative Version

Just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and unblemished before him in love.

American Standard Version

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:

Amplified

Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.

An Understandable Version

Even before the creation of the world God chose us, who are in [fellowship with] Christ, to be dedicated [to Him] and to be without just blame in His sight. Out of love

Anderson New Testament

according as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love,

Bible in Basic English

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:

Common New Testament

just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before him. In love

Daniel Mace New Testament

according as he had chosen us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, free from vice, and devoted to virtue.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

as he elected us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless in his presence.

Goodspeed New Testament

Through him he chose us out before the creation of the world, to be consecrated and above reproach in his sight in love.

Holman Bible

for He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love

John Wesley New Testament

As he hath chosen us through him, before the foundation of the world, that we might be holy and blameless before him in love,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

according as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in charity;

Julia Smith Translation

As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and blameless before him in love:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, [that] we should be holy and blameless before him in love,

Modern King James verseion

according as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

according as he had chosen us in him through love, before the foundation of the world was laid, that we should be saints, and without blame before him, through love.

Moffatt New Testament

He chose us in him ere the world was founded, to be consecrated and unblemished in his sight,

Montgomery New Testament

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blemish in his sight.

NET Bible

For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love.

New Heart English 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;

New simplified Bible

He chose us through him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love.

Noyes New Testament

according as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him;

Sawyer New Testament

as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him,

The Emphasized Bible

According as he made choice of us, in him, before the founding of a world, that we might be holy and blameless in his presence; in love,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

as he hath elected us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love:

Twentieth Century New Testament

For he chose us in our union with Christ before the creation of the universe, that we might be holy and blameless in his sight, living in the spirit of love.

Webster

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:

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

Through Him He picked us out before the creation of the world, to be consecrated and above reproach in His sight in love.

World English 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;

Worrell New Testament

according as He chose us in Him before the founding of a world, that we should be holy and without blemish before Him in love;

Worsley New Testament

according as he hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unblameable before Him in love:

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
καθώς 
Kathos 
as , even as , according as , when , according to , how , as well as
Usage: 141

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us , we , our , us-ward 9 , not tr
Usage: 170

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128




him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

πρό 
Pro 
κατενώπιον 
Katenopion 
before , above , above ... ago , or ever
before , in sight of , in sight , before the presence of
Usage: 34
Usage: 5

καταβολή 
Katabole 
Usage: 8

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

that we
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us , we , our , us-ward 9 , not tr
Usage: 170

should be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be , be , was , is , am , are , were , not tr ,
Usage: 97

ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ἄμωμος 
amomos 
Usage: 7

Images Ephesians 1:4

Context Readings

Praise To God For Spiritual Blessings

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,


Cross References

2 Timothy 1:9

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

Matthew 25:34

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Colossians 1:22

yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach--

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.

Acts 13:48

When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.

Romans 8:28-30

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Ephesians 4:15-16

but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

Ephesians 5:27

that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,

Ephesians 5:2

and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

Revelation 17:8

"The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.

Deuteronomy 7:6-7

"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Psalm 135:4

For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own possession.

Isaiah 41:8-9

"But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,

Isaiah 42:1

"Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.

Isaiah 65:8-10

Thus says the LORD, "As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, 'Do not destroy it, for there is benefit in it,' So I will act on behalf of My servants In order not to destroy all of them.

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.

Matthew 24:22

"Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Matthew 24:24

"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

Matthew 24:31

"And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Luke 1:74-75

To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear,

John 10:16

"I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.

John 15:16

"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

John 17:24

"Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 18:10

for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city."

Romans 8:33

Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;

Romans 9:23-24

And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

Romans 11:5-6

In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God's gracious choice.

1 Corinthians 1:8

who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 3:17

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Philippians 2:15

so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,

Colossians 2:2

that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself,

Colossians 3:12

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

1 Thessalonians 3:12

and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;

2 Timothy 2:10

For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."

Titus 1:1-2

Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

1 Peter 1:20

For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you

1 Peter 2:9

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

2 Peter 1:5-10

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Revelation 13:8

All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.

Acts 15:18

SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.



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