Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

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

Amplified

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

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,

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 on us. [He used] wisdom and understanding, 9 in doing what He intended through Christ, to make known to us His secret plan, according to what pleased Him. 10 [He did this] to fulfill His plan at the proper time, by bringing together everything [in the universe] under Christ's headship --- things both in heaven and on earth.


Cross References

Romans 8:28

And we know that God works out everything for the good of those who love Him and are called [to serve Him] in harmony with His purpose [for them].

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.

Ephesians 1:11-14

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.

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.

Ephesians 1:11-27

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.

Ephesians 1:11-11

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.

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.

Ephesians 1:11-38

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.

Matthew 13:11

He replied, "You disciples are being given an understanding of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but the crowds of people are not.

Acts 2:23

Yet, He was handed over to you so that, by lawless men [i.e., the Romans], He was put to death by crucifixion. Now this was all done in harmony with God's full pre-knowledge and [divine] purpose.

Acts 4:28

to do what your plan and wisdom predetermined should happen.

Acts 13:48

And when the Gentiles heard this they were glad and gave honor to the message of God [i.e., they accepted it as true]. And all those who were appointed [by God] to receive never ending life [through faith and obedience] became believers.

Romans 16:25-27

Now may there be glory for ever, through Jesus Christ, to the only wise God, who is able to make you stand firm [in the faith], according to the good news and proclamation of Jesus Christ. This message is the secret which was [eventually] revealed, after having been kept quiet about for long ages.

1 Corinthians 2:10-12

But God has revealed [to us] these things [i.e., His divine wisdom. See verses 7-8] through the Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God.

Galatians 1:12

[Furthermore], I did not receive this [Gospel message] from any person, nor was I taught it [by anyone]. Instead, it came to me through [a divine] revelation from Jesus Christ.

Galatians 1:16

[And when I was called], God revealed His Son to me so that I could preach [about] Him to the Gentiles. [When this happened] I immediately avoided discussing the matter with anyone.

Ephesians 1:17-18

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, will give you a spirit [i.e., a disposition] of wisdom and revelation [or, "give you the spiritual gifts of wisdom and revelation"], so you can have full knowledge of God.

Ephesians 3:3-9

[It is] that God's secret plan [i.e., revealed in the Gospel preached to Gentiles. See verse 6] was made known to me by way of a revelation. [See Acts 9:15; 22:21]. I have already written to you [about this] briefly [i.e., probably a reference to 1:9ff].

Ephesians 3:11

according to God's eternal purpose which He carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Colossians 1:26-28

[This message is] the secret which has been kept hidden throughout the ages and generations, but has now been revealed to God's saints [i.e., His holy people].

1 Timothy 3:16

And without question the revealed secret of godly living is great. [It is this]: He [i.e., Christ, or God], who appeared in a fleshly body [was] vindicated [of false charges] by the Holy Spirit; [He was] seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed in throughout the world [and finally] was taken up into glory [i.e., heaven].

2 Timothy 1:9

[It is] God who saved us and called us to live holy lives [or, "to be dedicated people"], not as a result of our [good] deeds, but in harmony with His own purpose and unearned favor. [This was] given to us through [the atoning work of] Christ Jesus, before the beginning of time. [Note: Salvation through Christ was planned before time began. See Titus 1:2; Rom. 16:25; Eph. 1:4].

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