Parallel Verses

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,

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:

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,

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:

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,

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 [is] 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 should be holy and blameless before him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption through Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will,


Cross References

2 Timothy 1:9

who saved us and called [us] with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace that 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 beforehand, so that we may walk in them.

Colossians 1:22

but now you have been reconciled by {his physical body} through death, to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

1 Peter 1:2

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

Acts 13:48

And [when] the Gentiles heard [this], they began to rejoice and to glorify the word of the Lord. And all those who were designated for eternal life believed.

Romans 8:28-30

And we know that all [things] work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to [his] purpose,

Ephesians 4:15-16

But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow into him [with reference to] all [things], who is the head, Christ,

Ephesians 5:27

in order that he might present to himself the church glorious, not having a spot or wrinkle or any such [thing], but that she may be holy and blameless.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, putting up with one another in love,

Ephesians 5:2

and live in love, just as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a fragrant smell.

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God did not call us to impurity, but in holiness.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we ought to give thanks to God always concerning you, brothers [dearly] loved by the Lord, because God has chosen you [as] first fruits for salvation by the sanctification of the Spirit and faith in the truth,

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers! Did not God choose the poor of the 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 going to come up from the abyss, and he is going to destruction. And those who live on the earth, whose names are not 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.

Deuteronomy 7:6-7

For you [are] a holy people for Yahweh your God; Yahweh your God has chosen you to be for him a people, a treasured possession from [among] all the peoples that [are] on the face of the earth.

Psalm 135:4

For Yah has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his special possession.

Isaiah 41:8-9

But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you, the {offspring} of Abraham my {friend},

Isaiah 42:1

Look! [here is] my servant; I hold him, my chosen one, [in whom] my soul delights. I have {put} my spirit on him; he will bring justice forth to the nations.

Isaiah 65:8-10

Thus says Yahweh: "Just as the new wine is found in the cluster, and they say 'You must not destroy it, for [there is] a blessing in it,' so I will do for the sake of my servants {by} not destroying {everyone}.

Matthew 11:25-26

At that time Jesus answered [and] said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these [things] from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to young children.

Matthew 24:22

And unless those days had been shortened, {no human being would be saved}. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened.

Matthew 24:24

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear, and will produce great signs and wonders in order 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 his elect together from the four winds, from [one] end of heaven to the [other] end of it.

Luke 1:74-75

[that] we, being rescued from the hand of [our] enemies, could serve him without fear

John 10:16

And I have other sheep which are not from this fold. I must bring these also, and they will hear my voice, and they will become one flock--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 your fruit should remain, in order that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

John 17:24

"Father, [those] whom you have given to me--I want that those also may be with me where I am, in order that they may see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 18:10

because I am with you and no one will attack you to harm you, because many people are mine in this city."

Romans 8:33

Who will bring charges against God's elect? God [is] the one who justifies.

Romans 9:23-24

And [he did so] in order that he could make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy that he prepared beforehand for glory,

Romans 11:5-6

So in this way also at the present time, there is a remnant {selected by grace}.

1 Corinthians 1:8

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

Galatians 5:6

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

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not let your freedom [become] 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

[that] Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith (you having been firmly rooted and established in love),

Philippians 2:15

in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world,

Colossians 2:2

so that their hearts may be encouraged, united in love and into all the wealth of the full assurance of insight into the knowledge of the mystery of God, Christ,

Colossians 3:12

Therefore, as [the] chosen of God, holy and [dearly] loved, put on affection, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience,

1 Thessalonians 3:12

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

2 Timothy 2:10

Because of this, I endure all [things] for the sake of the chosen, in order that they also may obtain salvation [which is] in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:19

However, the solid foundation of God stands firm, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and "Everyone who names the name of the Lord must abstain from unrighteousness."

Titus 1:1-2

Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of the chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth that [is] according to godliness,

Titus 2:11-12

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

1 Peter 1:20

who was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has been revealed in these last times for you

1 Peter 2:9

But you [are] a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God's] possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

2 Peter 1:5-10

and [for] this same [reason], and [by] applying all diligence, supply with your faith excellence of character, and with excellence of character, knowledge,

2 Peter 3:14

Therefore, dear friends, [because you] are waiting for these [things], make every effort to be found at peace, spotless and unblemished in him.

1 John 4:16

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

Revelation 13:8

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

Acts 15:18

known from of old.'

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