Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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;

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 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens. 4 For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love 5 He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,


Cross References

2 Timothy 1:9

He 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 given to us in Christ Jesus
before time began.

Matthew 25:34

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

Ephesians 2:10

For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

Colossians 1:22

But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit for obedience and for sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ.May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Acts 13:48

When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.

Romans 8:28-30

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.

Ephesians 4:15-16

But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ.

Ephesians 5:27

He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love,

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God has not called us to impurity but to sanctification.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that 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 from the abyss and go to destruction. Those who live on the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast that was, and is not, and will be present again.

Deuteronomy 7:6-7

For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be His own possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

Psalm 135:4

For Yahweh has chosen Jacob for Himself,
Israel as His treasured possession.

Isaiah 41:8-9

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

Isaiah 42:1

“This is My Servant; I strengthen Him,
this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him.
I have put My Spirit on Him;
He will bring justice to the nations.

Isaiah 65:8-10

The Lord says this:As the new wine is found in a bunch of grapes,
and one says, ‘Don’t destroy it,
for there’s some good in it,’
so I will act because of My servants
and not destroy them all.

Matthew 11:25-26

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

Matthew 24:22

Unless those days were limited, no one would survive. But those days will be limited because of the elect.

Matthew 24:24

False messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

Matthew 24:31

He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Luke 1:74-75

since we have been rescued
from our enemies’ clutches,
to serve Him without fear

John 10:16

But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.

John 15:16

You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

John 17:24

Father,
I desire those You have given Me
to be with Me where I am.
Then they will see My glory,
which You have given Me
because You loved Me before the world’s foundation.

Acts 18:10

For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you, because I have many people in this city.”

Romans 8:33

Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect?
God is the One who justifies.

Romans 9:23-24

And what if He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory

Romans 11:5-6

In the same way, then, there is also at the present time a remnant chosen by grace.

1 Corinthians 1:8

He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.

Galatians 5:22

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

Ephesians 3:17

and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,

Philippians 2:15

so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.

Colossians 2:2

I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ.

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,

1 Thessalonians 3:12

And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we also do for you.

2 Timothy 2:10

This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription:The Lord knows those who are His, and
Everyone who names the name of the Lord
must turn away from unrighteousness.

Titus 1:1-2

Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to build up the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness,

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people,

1 Peter 1:20

He was chosen before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the times for you

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race,a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises
of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.

2 Peter 1:5-10

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge,

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.

1 John 4:16

And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.

Revelation 13:8

All those who live on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name was not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.

Acts 15:18

known from long ago.

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