Ephesians 1:5
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New International Version
he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will--

New Living Translation
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

English Standard Version
he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Berean Study Bible
He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,

Berean Literal Bible
having predestined us for divine adoption as sons to Himself through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,

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 Bible
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Holman Christian Standard 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,

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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he has constituted us as children by Yeshua The Messiah, as that is pleasing to his will,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because of his love he had already decided to adopt us through Jesus Christ. He freely chose to do this

New American Standard 1977
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

Jubilee Bible 2000
having marked out beforehand the way for us to be adopted as sons by Jesus Christ in himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

King James 2000 Bible
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

American King James Version
Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure 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,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath predestinated us unto the adoption of children through Jesus Christ unto himself: according to the purpose of his will:

Darby Bible Translation
having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

English Revised Version
having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Webster's Bible Translation
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--

World English Bible
having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,

Young's Literal Translation
having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:3-8 Spiritual and heavenly blessings are the best blessings; with which we cannot be miserable, and without which we cannot but be so. This was from the choice of them in Christ, before the foundation of the world, that they should be made holy by separation from sin, being set apart to God, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit, in consequence of their election in Christ. All who are chosen to happiness as the end, are chosen to holiness as the means. In love they were predestinated, or fore-ordained, to be adopted as children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, and to be openly admitted to the privileges of that high relation to himself. The reconciled and adopted believer, the pardoned sinner, gives all the praise of his salvation to his gracious Father. His love appointed this method of redemption, spared not his own Son, and brought believers to hear and embrace this salvation. It was rich grace to provide such a surety as his own Son, and freely to deliver him up. This method of grace gives no encouragement to evil, but shows sin in all its hatefulness, and how it deserves vengeance. The believer's actions, as well as his words, declare the praises of Divine mercy.
Study Bible
Spiritual Blessings
4For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love 5He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One.…
Cross References
Luke 12:32
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

Acts 13:48
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord, and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Romans 8:14
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 8:30
And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified.

Ephesians 1:11
In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,

Philippians 2:13
For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure.

Colossians 1:19
For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him,

Hebrews 2:4
and was affirmed by God through signs, wonders, various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to His will.
Treasury of Scripture

Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

predestinated.

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance…

Romans 8:29,30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

unto.

Jeremiah 3:4,19 Will you not from this time cry to me, My father, you are the guide …

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of …

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the …

John 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together …

Romans 8:14-17,23 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God…

2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, …

Galatians 4:5,6 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the …

Hebrews 12:5-9 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to …

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, …

by.

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my …

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 2:10-15 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, …

according.

Ephesians 1:9,11 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his …

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and …

Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and …

Matthew 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, …

Luke 11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, …

Romans 9:11-16 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good …

1 Corinthians 1:1,21 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of …

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Why also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy …

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