Parallel Verses

Amplified

For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [ because it pleased Him and was His kind intent] -- "

New American Standard Bible

He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

King James Version

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Holman Bible

He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,

International Standard Version

he predestined us for adoption to himself through Jesus the Messiah, according to the pleasure of his will,

A Conservative Version

Who predestined us for sonship through Jesus Christ for himself, according to the desire of his will,

American Standard Version

having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

An Understandable Version

God predetermined that we should be [considered] His adopted children through [fellowship with] Christ. This is what pleased God and is what He wanted,

Anderson New Testament

having predestinated us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Bible in Basic English

As we were designed before by him for the position of sons to himself, through Jesus Christ, in the good pleasure of his purpose,

Common New Testament

he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Daniel Mace New Testament

having predetermin'd to adopt us by Jesus Christ to be his children, according to the good pleasure of his own will,

Darby Translation

having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Godbey New Testament

in love having predestinated us unto the adoption of sons unto himself through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Goodspeed New Testament

He foreordained us to become his sons through Jesus Christ, in fulfilment of his generous purpose,

John Wesley New Testament

Having predestinated us to the adoption of sons to himself by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

having marked out beforehand the way for us to be adopted as sons by Jesus Christ in himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Julia Smith Translation

Having determined us beforehand for adoption as a son by Jesus Christ to him, according to benevolence of his will,

King James 2000

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Lexham Expanded Bible

having predestined us to adoption through Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will,

Modern King James verseion

having predestined us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And ordained us before unto himself that we should be chosen before, through Jesus Christ, to be heirs unto himself according to the pleasure of his will,

Moffatt New Testament

destining us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ. Such was the purpose of his will,

Montgomery New Testament

For in his love he predestined us (such was the good pleasure of his will) to adoption for himself as sons through Jesus Christ,

NET Bible

He did this by predestining us to adoption as his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure of his will --

New Heart English Bible

having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,

Noyes New Testament

having in love predestinated us for himself to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Sawyer New Testament

having predestinated us in love to an adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

The Emphasized Bible

marking us out beforehand unto sonship, through Jesus Christ, for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

having predestinated us for his adopted children by Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Twentieth Century New Testament

From the first he destined us, in his good-will towards us, to be adopted as Sons through Jesus Christ,

Webster

Having predestinated us to the adoption of children to himself by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Weymouth New Testament

For He pre-destined us to be adopted by Himself as sons through Jesus Christ--such being His gracious will and pleasure--

Williams New Testament

He foreordained us to become His sons by adoption through Christ Jesus, to carry out the happy choice of His will,

World English Bible

having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,

Worrell New Testament

having predestinated us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

Worsley New Testament

having before appointed us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ unto Himself, according to the good pleasure of his will;

Youngs Literal Translation

having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
προορίζω 
Proorizo 
Usage: 6

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

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

υἱοθεσία 
Huiothesia 
Usage: 5

by
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

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


Usage: 0

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

to the good pleasure
εὐδοκία 
Eudokia 
Usage: 7

of his

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 1:5

Devotionals containing Ephesians 1:5

Images Ephesians 1:5

Context Readings

Praise To God For Spiritual Blessings

4 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. 5 For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [ because it pleased Him and was His kind intent] -- " 6 [So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.


Cross References

Romans 8:29-30

For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.

Ephesians 1:11

In Him we also were made [God's] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will,

Romans 8:23

And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God's sons).

1 Corinthians 1:21

For when the world with all its earthly wisdom failed to perceive and recognize and know God by means of its own philosophy, God in His wisdom was pleased through the foolishness of preaching [salvation, procured by Christ and to be had through Him], to save those who believed (who clung to and trusted in and relied on Him).

Ephesians 1:9

Making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). [And it is this:] In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention) which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him,

Philippians 2:13

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

Jeremiah 3:4

Have you not just now cried to Me: My Father, You were the guide and companion of my youth?

Jeremiah 3:19

And I thought how [gloriously and honorably] I would set you among My children and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage, the most beautiful and best [inheritance] among all nations! And I thought you would call Me My Father and would not turn away from following Me.

Daniel 4:35

And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing. And He does according to His will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand or say to Him, What are You doing?

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and instead of it being said to them, You are not My people, it shall be said to them, Sons of the Living God!

Matthew 1:25

But he had no union with her as her husband until she had borne her firstborn Son; and he called His name Jesus.

Matthew 11:26

Yes, Father, [I praise You that] such was Your gracious will and good pleasure.

Luke 10:21

In that same hour He rejoiced and gloried in the Holy Spirit and said, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have concealed these things [relating to salvation] from the wise and understanding and learned, and revealed them to babes (the childish, unskilled, and untaught). Yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will and choice and good pleasure.

Luke 11:32

The men of Nineveh will appear as witnesses at the judgment with this generation and will condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, here is more than Jonah.

John 1:12

But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name -- "

John 11:52

And not only for the nation but also for the purpose of uniting into one body the children of God who have been scattered far and wide.

John 20:17

Jesus said to her, Do not cling to Me [do not hold Me], for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brethren and tell them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.

Romans 8:14-17

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 9:11-16

And the children were yet unborn and had so far done nothing either good or evil. Even so, in order further to carry out God's purpose of selection (election, choice), which depends not on works or what men can do, but on Him Who calls [them],

1 Corinthians 1:1

Paul, summoned by the will and purpose of God to be an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

2 Corinthians 6:18

And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Galatians 3:26

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.

Galatians 4:5-6

To purchase the freedom of (to ransom, to redeem, to atone for) those who were subject to the Law, that we might be adopted and have sonship conferred upon us [and be recognized as God's sons].

2 Thessalonians 1:11

With this in view we constantly pray for you, that our God may deem and count you worthy of [your] calling and [His] every gracious purpose of goodness, and with power may complete in [your] every particular work of faith (faith which is that leaning of the whole human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness).

Hebrews 2:10-15

For it was an act worthy [of God] and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect [should bring to maturity the human experience necessary to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest] through suffering.

Hebrews 12:5-9

And have you [completely] forgotten the divine word of appeal and encouragement in which you are reasoned with and addressed as sons? My son, do not think lightly or scorn to submit to the correction and discipline of the Lord, nor lose courage and give up and faint when you are reproved or corrected by Him;

1 John 3:1

See what [ an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.

Revelation 21:7

He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son.

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