Parallel Verses

Amplified

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,

New American Standard Bible

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him

King James Version

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Holman Bible

He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him

International Standard Version

when he made known to us the secret of his will. This was according to his plan that he set forth in the Messiah

A Conservative Version

Having made known to us the mystery of his will according to his desire, which he purposed within himself

American Standard Version

making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him

An Understandable Version

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

Anderson New Testament

by making known to us the mystery of his will according to his good purpose which he had before established in himself,

Bible in Basic English

Having made clear to us the secret of his purpose, in agreement with the design which he had in mind, to put into his hands

Common New Testament

he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

Daniel Mace New Testament

for he has discover'd to us the secret of his will, that out of his meer good pleasure, he had purposed in himself,

Darby Translation

having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself

Godbey New Testament

having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his own good pleasure, which he purposed in himself

Goodspeed New Testament

He has given us perfect insight into his secret purpose and understanding of it, in following out the design he planned to carry out in Christ,

John Wesley New Testament

in all wisdom and prudence, Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in himself,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself,

Julia Smith Translation

Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his benevolence which he purposed in himself:

King James 2000

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself:

Lexham Expanded Bible

making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in him,

Modern King James verseion

having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And hath opened unto us the mystery of his will according to his pleasure, and purposed

Moffatt New Testament

He has granted us complete insight and understanding of the open secret of his will, showing us how it was the purpose of his design

Montgomery New Testament

when he made known to us, I say, that good pleasure which he purposed in himself

NET Bible

He did this when he revealed to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,

New Heart English Bible

making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him

Noyes New Testament

having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself

Sawyer New Testament

making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself

The Emphasized Bible

making known to us the sacred secret of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in himself;

Twentieth Century New Testament

When he made known to us his hidden purpose. And it also accords with the good-will which God purposed to exhibit in Christ,

Webster

Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Weymouth New Testament

when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose

Williams New Testament

He has made known to us the secret of His will, which is in accordance with His purpose which He planned in Christ,

World English Bible

making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him

Worrell New Testament

making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Him,

Worsley New Testament

having made known to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure, which He had before purposed in Himself:

Youngs Literal Translation

having made known to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure, that He purposed in Himself,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γνωρίζω 
Gnorizo 
Usage: 21

unto us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

the mystery
μυστήριον 
Musterion 
Usage: 23

of his

Usage: 0

will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

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

his

Usage: 0

εὐδοκία 
Eudokia 
Usage: 7

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

προτίθεμαι 
Protithemai 
Usage: 3

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 1:9

Devotionals containing Ephesians 1:9

Images Ephesians 1:9

Prayers for Ephesians 1:9

Context Readings

Praise To God For Spiritual Blessings

8 Which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), 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, 10 [He planned] for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, [both] things in heaven and things on the earth.


Cross References

Romans 8:28

We are assured and know that [ God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

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,

Job 23:13-14

But He is unchangeable, and who can turn Him? And what He wants to do, that He does.

Psalm 33:11

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations.

Isaiah 14:24-27

The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought and planned, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand -- "

Isaiah 46:10-11

Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose,

Jeremiah 2:29

Why do you complain and remonstrate against My wrath? You all have rebelled and revolted against Me, says the Lord.

Lamentations 3:37-38

Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, if the Lord has not authorized and commanded it?

Matthew 13:11

And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Acts 2:23

This Jesus, when delivered up according to the definite and fixed purpose and settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and put out of the way [killing Him] by the hands of lawless and wicked men.

Acts 4:28

To carry out all that Your hand and Your will and purpose had predestined (predetermined) should occur.

Acts 13:48

And when the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified (praised and gave thanks for) the Word of God; and as many as were destined (appointed and ordained) to eternal life believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Jesus as the Christ and their Savior).

Romans 16:25-27

Now to Him Who is able to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my Gospel and the preaching of (concerning) Jesus Christ (the Messiah), according to the revelation (the unveiling) of the mystery of the plan of redemption which was kept in silence and secret for long ages,

1 Corinthians 2:10-12

Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man's scrutiny].

Galatians 1:12

For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but [it came to me] through a [direct] revelation [given] by Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

Galatians 1:16

To reveal (unveil, disclose) His Son within me so that I might proclaim Him among the Gentiles (the non-Jewish world) as the glad tidings (Gospel), immediately I did not confer with flesh and blood [did not consult or counsel with any frail human being or communicate with anyone].

Ephesians 1:17-18

[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,

Ephesians 3:3-9

[And] that the mystery (secret) was made known to me and I was allowed to comprehend it by direct revelation, as I already briefly wrote you.

Ephesians 3:11

This is in accordance with the terms of the eternal and timeless purpose which He has realized and carried into effect in [the person of] Christ Jesus our Lord,

Colossians 1:26-28

The mystery of which was hidden for ages and generations [ from angels and men], but is now revealed to His holy people (the saints),

1 Timothy 3:16

And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He [ God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory.

2 Timothy 1:9

[For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness [to a life of consecration, a vocation of holiness]; [He did it] not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace (unmerited favor) which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].

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