Parallel Verses

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

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:

Holman Bible

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

just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. 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:

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.

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,

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;

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



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

G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

and

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

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 be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure 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 the grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

Matthew 25:34

Then the King will say to those on his right hand, 'Come, you 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, 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

who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling with his blood: may grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Acts 13:48

When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord; and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

Romans 8:28-30

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, 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, into Christ,

Ephesians 5:27

that he might present the church to himself in all her glory, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might 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 loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brethren: has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has 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 names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, because he was and is not and will come.

Revelation 17:8-7

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 names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, because he was and is not and will come.

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 names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, because he was and is not and will come.

Revelation 17:8-9

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 names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, because he was and is not and will come.

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 names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, because he was and is not and will come.

Revelation 17:8-10

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 names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, because he was and is not and will come.

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to babes.

Matthew 24:22

And if those days had not been shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

Matthew 24:24

For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Matthew 24:31

And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Luke 1:74-75

to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,

John 10:16

And I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock and one shepherd.

John 15:16

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.

John 17:24

Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me may be with me where I am, that they may behold 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 to harm you, for I have many people in this city."

Romans 8:33

Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.

Romans 9:23-24

in order to make known the riches of his glory for the vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory,

Romans 11:5-6

So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.

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 is of any avail, but faith working through love.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as 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 may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Colossians 2:2

that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ himself,

Colossians 3:12

So, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

1 Thessalonians 3:12

and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we do for you,

2 Timothy 2:10

Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."

Titus 1:1-2

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth which leads to godliness,

Titus 2:11-12

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

1 Peter 1:20

He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

2 Peter 1:5-10

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, 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

So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

Revelation 13:8

and all who dwell on earth will worship it, every one whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain.

Acts 15:18

says the Lord, who makes these things known from long ago.

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