Parallel Verses

Amplified

so that we who were the first to hope in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him as our Lord and Savior] would exist to the praise of His glory.

New American Standard Bible

to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.

King James Version

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Holman Bible

so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.

International Standard Version

so that we who had already fixed our hope on the Messiah might live for his praise and glory.

A Conservative Version

For us to be for appreciation of his glory, men who have first hoped in the Christ.

American Standard Version

to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:

An Understandable Version

The end [i.e., of being so predetermined] was that we [Jewish Christians], who had previously placed our hope in Christ, should bring about the praise of God's splendor.

Anderson New Testament

that we should be for the praise of his glory; even we, who before had hope in the Christ:

Bible in Basic English

So that his glory might have praise through us who first had hope in Christ:

Common New Testament

in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, would be for the praise of his glory.

Daniel Mace New Testament

that we should celebrate his glory, who were the first that plac'd our hopes in Christ.

Darby Translation

that we should be to the praise of his glory who have pre-trusted in the Christ:

Godbey New Testament

that we should be unto the praise of his glory, who first exercised hope in Christ:

Goodspeed New Testament

to win praise for his glory, by having been the first to believe in Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

That we who first believed in Christ, might be to the praise of his glory.

Julia Smith Translation

For us to be to the praise of his glory, who before hoped in Christ.

King James 2000

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[that] we who hoped beforehand in Christ should be for the praise of his glory,

Modern King James verseion

for us to be to the praise of His glory, who previously had trusted in Christ;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that we should be unto the praise of his glory, which before believed in Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

to make us redound to the praise of his glory by being the first to put our hope in Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

that we who first hoped in Christ should be for the praise of his glory.

NET Bible

so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, would be to the praise of his glory.

New Heart English Bible

to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:

Noyes New Testament

that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who have before placed our hope in the Messiah;

Sawyer New Testament

that we should be for a praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ;

The Emphasized Bible

That we should be for the praise of his glory - we who had hoped beforehand in the Christ, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first had hope in Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

That we should enhance his glory--we who have been the first to rest our hopes on the Christ.

Webster

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Weymouth New Testament

so that we should be devoted to the extolling of His glorious attributes--we who were the first to fix our hopes on Christ.

Williams New Testament

that we who had first put our hope in Christ might praise His glory.

World English Bible

to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:

Worrell New Testament

that we might be to the praise of His glory, we who had before hoped in Christ;

Worsley New Testament

that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

for our being to the praise of His glory, even those who did first hope in the Christ,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

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

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the praise
ἔπαινος 
Epainos 
Usage: 11

of his

Usage: 0

δόξα 
Doxa 
Usage: 141

who

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

προελπίζω 
Proelpizo 
Usage: 1

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 1:12

Devotionals containing Ephesians 1:12

Images Ephesians 1:12

Prayers for Ephesians 1:12

Context Readings

Praise To God For Spiritual Blessings

11 In Him also we have received an inheritance [a destiny—we were claimed by God as His own], having been predestined (chosen, appointed beforehand) according to the purpose of Him who works everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him as our Lord and Savior] would exist to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God].


Cross References

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ].

Psalm 2:12


Kiss (pay respect to) the Son, so that He does not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled and set aflame.
How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] are all those who take refuge in Him!

Psalm 146:3-5


Do not trust in princes,
In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation (help).

Isaiah 11:10


Then in that day
The nations will make supplications to the Root of Jesse
Who will stand as a signal for the peoples;
And His resting place will be glorious.

Isaiah 12:2


“Behold, God, my salvation!
I will trust and not be afraid,
For the Lord God is my strength and song;
Yes, He has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a King will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice.

Isaiah 42:1-4

“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 45:23


“I have sworn [an oath] by Myself,
The word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness
And shall not return,
That to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear [allegiance].

Isaiah 45:25


“In the Lord all the offspring of Israel
Will be justified (declared free of guilt) and will glory [in God].”

Jeremiah 17:5-7


Thus says the Lord,
“Cursed is the man who trusts in and relies on mankind,
Making [weak, faulty human] flesh his strength,
And whose mind and heart turn away from the Lord.

Jeremiah 23:6


“In His days Judah will be saved,
And Israel will dwell safely;
Now this is His name by which He will be called;
‘The Lord Our Righteousness.’

Matthew 12:18-21


Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen;
My Beloved in whom My soul is well-pleased;
I will put My Spirit upon Him,
And He will proclaim justice to the nations.

John 14:1

“Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me.

Romans 15:12-13

Again Isaiah says,

There shall be a root of Jesse,
He who arises to rule [as King] over the Gentiles,
In Him shall the Gentiles hope.”

Ephesians 1:13-14

In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God].

Ephesians 2:7

[and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [by providing for our redemption].

Ephesians 3:21

to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we should and are [morally] obligated [as debtors] always to give thanks to God for you, believers beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through the sanctifying work of the Spirit [that sets you apart for God’s purpose] and by your faith in the truth [of God’s word that leads you to spiritual maturity].

2 Timothy 1:12

This is why I suffer as I do. Still, I am not ashamed; for I know Him [and I am personally acquainted with Him] whom I have believed [with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in the truth of His deity], and I am persuaded [beyond any doubt] that He is able to guard that which I have entrusted to Him until that day [when I stand before Him].

James 1:18

It was of His own will that He gave us birth [as His children] by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits of His creatures [a prime example of what He created to be set apart to Himself—sanctified, made holy for His divine purposes].

1 Peter 1:21

and through Him you believe [confidently] in God [the heavenly Father], who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.

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