Parallel Verses

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,

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,

Amplified

He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will—

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,

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 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 5 God predetermined that we should be [considered] His adopted children through [fellowship with] Christ. This is what pleased God and is what He wanted, 6 so that we would praise His glorious, unearned favor, which was freely given to us through the One whom God loved [i.e., Christ].


Cross References

Romans 8:29-30

For [that class of] persons whom God knew beforehand He also predetermined to become conformed to the [spiritual] likeness of His Son, so that He could be the firstborn One among [His] many brothers [i.e., so He could be the preeminent example to all His followers. See Heb. 2:11].

Ephesians 1:11

It is in [fellowship with] Christ that we [Jewish Christians] also were selected as [God's] inheritance [i.e., to receive His never ending blessings], having been predetermined according to the plan of God, who works out everything in harmony with what He wants.

Romans 8:23

And not just the world, but even we [Christians] ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Holy Spirit [i.e., the first installment of our inheritance from God] also groan within us, eagerly waiting to be adopted as [God's] children, and receive back our bodies [i.e., in the resurrection].

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since, according to God's [true] wisdom, the world did not know about Him through its wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe [in Christ] through the "foolishness" of the message preached.

Ephesians 1:9

in doing what He intended through Christ, to make known to us His secret plan, according to what pleased Him.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who is at work in you, both to motivate the desire and to carry out what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who is at work in you, both to motivate the desire and to carry out what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who is at work in you, both to motivate the desire and to carry out what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who is at work in you, both to motivate the desire and to carry out what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13

for it is God who is at work in you, both to motivate the desire and to carry out what pleases Him.

Matthew 1:25

[But] he did not have sexual relations with her until [after] she had a son, whom he named Jesus.

Matthew 11:26

Yes Father, you did this because it was very pleasing to you.

Luke 10:21

At that very time Jesus rejoiced in [the power of] the Holy Spirit, and said [in prayer], "I praise you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you concealed these things [i.e., His divine revelations] from those [claiming to be] wise and intelligent and have revealed them to babies [i.e., to simple, sincere, common people]. Yes, Father, this was pleasing to you.

Luke 11:32

The people of Nineveh will stand up on the judgment day with the people of this generation and will condemn them because they repented [i.e., changed their hearts and lives] when hearing the preaching of Jonah [Jonah 3:5-10] and [now] Someone greater than Jonah is here [i.e., Jesus].

John 1:12

But He gave all those who did welcome Him the opportunity of becoming children of God by believing in His name [i.e., as the Messiah].

John 11:52

And not just [die] for the [Jewish] nation, but also that He would assemble together into one body the children of God who were scattered [throughout the world].

John 20:17

Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not ascended to the Father yet [Note: Apparently Jesus was discouraging Mary from embracing Him in worship as was done in Matt. 28:9, and thereby causing a delay of when the rest of the disciples would learn of His resurrection], but go to my brothers and tell them [I said] 'I am [about] to ascend to my Father and to your Father, and to my God and your God.'"

Romans 8:14-17

For all of those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

Romans 9:11-16

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1 Corinthians 1:1

[This letter is from] Paul, who was called by the will of God to be an apostle of Jesus Christ, and [from] our brother Sosthenes;

2 Corinthians 6:18

The Lord Almighty [also] said [Hos. 1:10], "I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to me."

Galatians 3:26

For all of you are children of God through your faith in Christ Jesus [as God's only Son].

Galatians 4:5-6

so that He could buy back [from Satan] those who were [still] under [obligation to] the law of Moses, and that we could become adopted children.

2 Thessalonians 1:11

This is why we always pray for you also, so that our God will consider you worthy to be [i.e., to have been] called [into the kingdom] by Him, and will fulfill, by His power, every good purpose [or, "desire for goodness"] of yours and every act produced by [your] faith.

Hebrews 2:10-15

For it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, in order to lead many [of His] children to glory [i.e., heaven], would make the author [or, pioneer] of their salvation [i.e., Jesus] completely [qualified] through [His] sufferings.

Hebrews 12:5-9

And have you forgotten the exhortation that was addressed to you as sons? [Prov. 3:11f says], "My son, do not take the discipline of the Lord lightly, and do not get discouraged when He rebukes you.

1 John 3:1

Look at how much love the Father has shown to us [Christians], that we should be called His children! But, that is what we [really] are! The reason the people of the world do not know who we are is because they do not know who God [really] is.

Revelation 21:7

The person who has victory [in the Christian life] will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be my child.

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