Parallel Verses

Amplified

But God, being [so very] rich in mercy, because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us,

New American Standard Bible

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

King James Version

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Holman Bible

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us,

International Standard Version

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love for us

A Conservative Version

But God, being rich in mercy, through his great love that he loved us,

American Standard Version

but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

An Understandable Version

But God, who has great love for us and abundant mercy [toward us],

Anderson New Testament

but God, being rich in mercy, on account of his great love with which he loved us,

Bible in Basic English

But God, being full of mercy, through the great love which he had for us,

Common New Testament

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,

Daniel Mace New Testament

then it was that God, who is rich in mercy, thro' his great love, wherewith he loved us,

Darby Translation

but God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love wherewith he loved us,

Godbey New Testament

but God, being rich in mercy, on account of his great love with which he loved us,

Goodspeed New Testament

But God is so rich in mercy that because of the great love he had for us,

John Wesley New Testament

But God who is rich in mercy,

Julia Smith Translation

But God, being rich in mercy, by his much love which he loved us,

King James 2000

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

Lexham Expanded Bible

But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love [with] which he loved us,

Modern King James verseion

But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love with which He loved us

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But God, which is rich in mercy through his great love wherewith he loved us,

Moffatt New Testament

But, dead in trespasses as we were, God was so rich in mercy that for his great love to us

Montgomery New Testament

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

NET Bible

But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,

New Heart English Bible

But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

Noyes New Testament

but God, who is rich in mercy, on account of his great love wherewith he loved us, gave to us,

Sawyer New Testament

but God who is rich in mercy, on account of his great love with which he loved us,??5 even when we were dead in sins he made us alive with Christ,??y grace are you saved,

The Emphasized Bible

But, God, being rich in mercy, by reason of the great love wherewith he loved us,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But God, being rich in mercy, through the great love with which he hath loved us,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yet God, in his abundant compassion, and because of the great love with which he loved us,

Webster

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

Weymouth New Testament

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the intense love which He bestowed on us,

Williams New Testament

But God, who is so rich in mercy on account of the great love He has for us,

World English Bible

But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

Worrell New Testament

but God, being rich in mercy, on account of His great love wherewith He loved us,

Worsley New Testament

But God being rich in mercy, through his great love wherewith He loved us,

Youngs Literal Translation

and God, being rich in kindness, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

who is
ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

πλούσιος 
Plousios 
Usage: 15

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

ἔλεος 
Eleos 
Usage: 25

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

his

Usage: 0

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

he loved
G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

Devotionals

Devotionals about Ephesians 2:4

Devotionals containing Ephesians 2:4

Images Ephesians 2:4

Prayers for Ephesians 2:4

Context Readings

Made Alive In Christ

3 Among these [unbelievers] we all once lived in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by the sinful self], indulging the desires of human nature [without the Holy Spirit] and [the impulses] of the [sinful] mind. We were, by nature, children [under the sentence] of [God’s] wrath, just like the rest [of mankind]. 4 But God, being [so very] rich in mercy, because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us [spiritually] alive together with Christ (for by His grace—His undeserved favor and mercy—you have been saved from God’s judgment).


Cross References

Exodus 33:19

And God said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the Name of the Lord before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion (lovingkindness) on whom I will show compassion.”

Romans 2:4

Or do you have no regard for the wealth of His kindness and tolerance and patience [in withholding His wrath]? Are you [actually] unaware or ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness leads you to repentance [that is, to change your inner self, your old way of thinking—seek His purpose for your life]?

Ephesians 1:7

In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace

Ephesians 2:7

[and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [by providing for our redemption].

Exodus 34:6-7

Then the Lord passed by in front of him, and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth (faithfulness);

Deuteronomy 7:7-8

“The Lord did not love you and choose you because you were greater in number than any of the other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.

Deuteronomy 9:5-6

It is not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out before you, and to confirm the oath which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Nehemiah 9:17


“They refused to listen and obey,
And did not remember Your wondrous acts which You had performed among them;
So they stiffened their necks and [in their rebellion] appointed a leader in order to return them to slavery in Egypt.
But You are a God of forgiveness,
Gracious and merciful and compassionate,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness;
And You did not abandon them.

Psalm 51:1

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 86:5


For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our sins, sending them away, completely letting them go forever and ever];
And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Psalm 86:15


But You, O Lord, are a God [who protects and is] merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and truth.

Psalm 103:8-11


The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in compassion and lovingkindness.

Psalm 145:8


The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

Isaiah 55:6-8


Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call on Him [for salvation] while He is near.

Jeremiah 31:3


The Lord appeared to me (Israel) from ages past, saying,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.

Ezekiel 16:6-8

“When I passed by you and saw you squirming in your [newborn] blood, I said to you while you were there in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you while you were there in your blood, ‘Live!’

Daniel 9:9

To the Lord our God belong mercy and lovingkindness and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him;

Jonah 4:2

He prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is this not what I said when I was still in my country? That is why I ran to Tarshish, because I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and great in lovingkindness, and [when sinners turn to You] You revoke the [sentence of] disaster [against them].

Micah 7:18-20


Who is a God like You, who forgives wickedness
And passes over the rebellious acts of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He [constantly] delights in mercy and lovingkindness.

Luke 1:78


Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise (the Messiah) from on high will dawn and visit us,

John 3:14-17

Just as Moses lifted up the [bronze] serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross],

Romans 5:8

But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:20-21

But the Law came to increase and expand [the awareness of] the trespass [by defining and unmasking sin]. But where sin increased, [God’s remarkable, gracious gift of] grace [His unmerited favor] has surpassed it and increased all the more,

Romans 9:15-16

For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I have compassion.”

Romans 9:23

And what if He has done so to make known the riches of His glory to the objects of His mercy, which He has prepared beforehand for glory,

Romans 10:12

For there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile; for the same Lord is Lord over all [of us], and [He is] abounding in riches (blessings) for all who call on Him [in faith and prayer].

Ephesians 3:8

To me, [though I am] the very least of all the saints (God’s people), this grace [which is undeserved] was graciously given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the good news of the incomprehensible riches of Christ [that spiritual wealth which no one can fully understand],

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we should and are [morally] obligated [as debtors] always to give thanks to God for you, believers beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through the sanctifying work of the Spirit [that sets you apart for God’s purpose] and by your faith in the truth [of God’s word that leads you to spiritual maturity].

1 Timothy 1:14

The grace of our Lord [His amazing, unmerited favor and blessing] flowed out in superabundance [for me, together] with the faith and love which are [realized] in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 1:9

for He delivered us and saved us and called us with a holy calling [a calling that leads to a consecrated life—a life set apart—a life of purpose], not because of our works [or because of any personal merit—we could do nothing to earn this], but because of His own purpose and grace [His amazing, undeserved favor] which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago],

Titus 3:4-7

But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared [in human form as the Man, Jesus Christ],

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant and boundless mercy has caused us to be born again [that is, to be reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] to an ever-living hope and confident assurance through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 John 4:10-19

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation [that is, the atoning sacrifice, and the satisfying offering] for our sins [fulfilling God’s requirement for justice against sin and placating His wrath].

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