Parallel Verses

Amplified

But God -- "so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense 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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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,

Verse Picture

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 we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God's] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God -- "so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved ( delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation).


Cross References

Exodus 33:19

And God said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, The Lord, before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy and loving-kindness on whom I will show mercy and loving-kindness.

Romans 2:4

Or are you [so blind as to] trifle with and presume upon and despise and underestimate the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience? Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repent ( to change your mind and inner man to accept God's will)?

Ephesians 1:7

In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor,

Ephesians 2:7

He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

Exodus 34:6-7

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord! the Lord! a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness and truth,

Deuteronomy 7:7-8

The Lord did not set His love upon you and choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the fewest of all people.

Deuteronomy 9:5-6

Not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your [minds and] hearts do you go to possess their land; but because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out before you, and that He may fulfill the promise which the Lord swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Nehemiah 9:17

They refused to obey, nor were they mindful of Your wonders and miracles which You did among them; but they stiffened their necks and in their rebellion appointed a captain, that they might return to their bondage [in Egypt]. But You are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great steadfast love; and You did not forsake them.

Psalm 51:1

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to the multitude of Your tender mercy and loving-kindness blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 86:5

For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You.

Psalm 86:15

But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth.

Psalm 103:8-11

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.

Psalm 145:8

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness.

Isaiah 55:6-8

Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.

Ezekiel 16:6-8

And when I passed by you and saw you rolling about in your blood, I said to you in your blood, Live! Yes, I said to you still in your natal blood, Live!

Daniel 9:9

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

Jonah 4:2

And he prayed to the Lord and said, I pray You, O Lord, is not this just what I said when I was still in my country? That is why I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and [when sinners turn to You and meet Your conditions] You revoke the [sentence of] evil against them.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger forever, because He delights in mercy and loving-kindness.

Luke 1:78

Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God, a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit [us]

John 3:14-17

And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert [on a pole], so must [so it is necessary that] the Son of Man be lifted up [on the cross],

Romans 5:8

But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.

Romans 5:20-21

But then Law came in, [only] to expand and increase the trespass [making it more apparent and exciting opposition]. But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God's unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded,

Romans 9:15-16

For He says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion (pity) on whom I will have compassion.

Romans 9:23

And [what if] He thus purposes to make known and show the wealth of His glory in [dealing with] the vessels (objects) of His mercy which He has prepared beforehand for glory,

Romans 10:12

[No one] for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek. The same Lord is Lord over all [of us] and He generously bestows His riches upon all who call upon Him [in faith].

Ephesians 3:8

To me, though I am the very least of all the saints (God's consecrated people), this grace (favor, privilege) was granted and graciously entrusted: to proclaim to the Gentiles the unending (boundless, fathomless, incalculable, and exhaustless) riches of Christ [wealth which no human being could have searched out],

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we, brethren beloved by the Lord, ought and are obligated [as those who are in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, because God chose you from the beginning as His firstfruits (first converts) for salvation through the sanctifying work of the [Holy] Spirit and [your] belief in (adherence to, trust in, and reliance on) the Truth.

1 Timothy 1:14

And the grace (unmerited favor and blessing) of our Lord [actually] flowed out superabundantly and beyond measure for me, accompanied by faith and love that are [to be realized] in Christ Jesus.

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].

Titus 3:4-7

But when the goodness and loving-kindness of God our Savior to man [as man] appeared,

1 Peter 1:3

Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope 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 (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.

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