Parallel Verses

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

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

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 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! He has blessed us in the Messiah with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm, 4 just as he chose us in the Messiah before the creation of the universe to be holy and blameless in his presence. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself through Jesus the Messiah, according to the pleasure of his will,


Cross References

2 Timothy 1:9

He saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our own accomplishments, but according to his own purpose and the grace that was given to us in the Messiah Jesus before time began.

Matthew 25:34

"Then the king will say to those on his right, "Come, you who have been blessed by my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world,

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.

Colossians 1:22

he has now reconciled by the death of his physical body, so that he may present you holy, blameless, and without fault before him.

1 Peter 1:2

To: The exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, the people chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through the sanctifying action of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus, the Messiah, and to be sprinkled with his blood. May grace and peace be yours in abundance!

Acts 13:48

When the gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord. Meanwhile, all who had been destined to eternal life believed,

Romans 8:28-30

And we know that for those who love God, that is, for those who are called according to his purpose, all things are working together for good.

Ephesians 4:15-16

Instead, by speaking the truth in love, we will grow up completely and become one with the head, that is, one with the Messiah,

Ephesians 5:27

and might present the church to himself in all its glory, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind, but holy and without fault.

Ephesians 4:2

demonstrating all expressions of humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another in love.

Ephesians 5:2

Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God did not call us to be impure, but to be holy.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

At all times we are obligated to thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God chose you to be the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through faith in the truth.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers! God has chosen the poor in the world to become rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who keep on loving him, has he not?

Revelation 17:8

The beast that you saw existed once, but is no longer, and is going to crawl out of the bottomless pit and then proceed to its destruction. Those living on earth, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, will be surprised when they see the beast because it was, is no longer, and will come again.

Deuteronomy 7:6-7

because you are a holy people to the LORD your God. The LORD your God chose you to be his people, his treasured possession from all the nations on the face of the earth."

Psalm 135:4

It is Jacob whom the LORD chose for himself Israel as his personal possession.

Isaiah 41:8-9

"But as for you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I've chosen, the offspring of my friend Abraham

Isaiah 42:1

"Here is my servant, whom I support, my chosen one, in whom I delight. I've placed my Spirit upon him; and he'll deliver his justice throughout the world.

Isaiah 65:8-10

This is what the LORD says: "Just as new wine is found in the cluster, and people have said, "Don't destroy it, for there is a gift in it,' so I'll act for my servants' sake, by not destroying 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 wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants.

Matthew 24:22

If those days hadn't been limited, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be limited.

Matthew 24:24

because false messiahs and false prophets will appear and display great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Matthew 24:31

He'll send out his angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they'll gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to another."

Luke 1:74-75

He granted us deliverance from our enemies' grip so that we could serve him without fear

John 10:16

I have other sheep that don't belong to this fold. I must lead these also, and they'll listen to my voice. So there will be one flock and one shepherd.

John 15:16

"You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. I have appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

John 17:24

Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am and to see my glory, which you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

Acts 18:10

For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you or harm you, because I have many people in this city."

Romans 8:33

Who will accuse God's elect? It is God who justifies!

Romans 9:23-24

Can't he also reveal his glorious riches to the objects of his mercy that he has prepared ahead of time for glory

Romans 11:5-6

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

1 Corinthians 1:8

He will keep you strong until the end, so that you will be blameless on the Day of our Lord Jesus the Messiah.

Galatians 5:6

for in union with the Messiah Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. What matters is faith expressed through love.

Galatians 5:13

For you, brothers, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity to gratify your flesh, but through love make it your habit to serve one another.

Galatians 5:22

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

Ephesians 3:17

and that the Messiah would make his home in your hearts through faith. Then, having been rooted and grounded in love,

Philippians 2:15

so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world

Colossians 2:2

Because they are united in love, I pray that their hearts may be encouraged by all the riches that come from a complete understanding of the full knowledge of the Messiah, who is the mystery of God.

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

1 Thessalonians 3:12

May the Lord greatly increase your love for each other and for all people, just as we love you.

2 Timothy 2:10

For that reason, I endure everything for the sake of those who have been chosen so that they, too, may receive the salvation that is in the Messiah Jesus, along with eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:19

However, God's solid foundation still stands. It has this inscription on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."

Titus 1:1-2

From: Paul, a servant of God, and also an apostle of Jesus the Messiah, to bring the faith to those chosen by God, along with full knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness,

Titus 2:11-12

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

1 Peter 1:20

On the one hand, he was foreknown before the creation of the world, but on the other hand, he was revealed at the end of time for your sake.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people to be his very own and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

2 Peter 1:5-10

For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge,

2 Peter 3:14

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to have the Lord find you at peace and without spot or fault.

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and rely on the love that God has for us. God is love, and the person who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Revelation 13:8

All those who had become settled down and at home, living on the earth, will worship it, everyone whose name had not been written in the Book of Life belonging to the lamb that had been slaughtered since the foundation of the world.

Acts 15:18

that have been known from long ago.'

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