Ephesians 2:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,

New Living Translation
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much,

English Standard Version
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

Berean Study Bible
But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,

Berean Literal Bible
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great 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 Bible
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Holman Christian Standard 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

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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But God who is rich in his compassion, because of his great love with which he loved us,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But God is rich in mercy because of his great love for us.

New American Standard 1977
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great charity with which he loved us,

King James 2000 Bible
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But God, (who is rich in mercy,) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us,

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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,

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

Young's Literal Translation
and God, being rich in kindness, because of His great love with which He loved us,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-10 Sin is the death of the soul. A man dead in trespasses and sins has no desire for spiritual pleasures. When we look upon a corpse, it gives an awful feeling. A never-dying spirit is now fled, and has left nothing but the ruins of a man. But if we viewed things aright, we should be far more affected by the thought of a dead soul, a lost, fallen spirit. A state of sin is a state of conformity to this world. Wicked men are slaves to Satan. Satan is the author of that proud, carnal disposition which there is in ungodly men; he rules in the hearts of men. From Scripture it is clear, that whether men have been most prone to sensual or to spiritual wickedness, all men, being naturally children of disobedience, are also by nature children of wrath. What reason have sinners, then, to seek earnestly for that grace which will make them, of children of wrath, children of God and heirs of glory! God's eternal love or good-will toward his creatures, is the fountain whence all his mercies flow to us; and that love of God is great love, and that mercy is rich mercy. And every converted sinner is a saved sinner; delivered from sin and wrath. The grace that saves is the free, undeserved goodness and favour of God; and he saves, not by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus. Grace in the soul is a new life in the soul. A regenerated sinner becomes a living soul; he lives a life of holiness, being born of God: he lives, being delivered from the guilt of sin, by pardoning and justifying grace. Sinners roll themselves in the dust; sanctified souls sit in heavenly places, are raised above this world, by Christ's grace. The goodness of God in converting and saving sinners heretofore, encourages others in after-time, to hope in his grace and mercy. Our faith, our conversion, and our eternal salvation, are not of works, lest any man should boast. These things are not brought to pass by any thing done by us, therefore all boasting is shut out. All is the free gift of God, and the effect of being quickened by his power. It was his purpose, to which he prepared us, by blessing us with the knowledge of his will, and his Holy Spirit producing such a change in us, that we should glorify God by our good conversation, and perseverance in holiness. None can from Scripture abuse this doctrine, or accuse it of any tendency to evil. All who do so, are without excuse.
Study Bible
Alive with Christ
3We all lived among them at one time in the cravings of our flesh, indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath. 4But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved!…
Cross References
Isaiah 63:7
I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, According to all that the LORD has granted us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has granted them according to His compassion And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,

Titus 3:5
He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Treasury of Scripture

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

who.

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his …

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of …

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Exodus 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will …

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The …

Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you …

Psalm 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness…

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy …

Psalm 103:8-11 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy…

Psalm 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Isaiah 55:6-8 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Daniel 9:9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have …

Jonah 4:2 And he prayed to the LORD, and said, I pray you, O LORD, was not …

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on …

Romans 2:4 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering…

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels …

Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the …

1 Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

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Deuteronomy 7:7,8 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you …

Deuteronomy 9:5,6 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, …

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you …

Ezekiel 16:6-8 And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, …

John 3:14-17 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must …

Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, …

Romans 9:15,16 For he said to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, …

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according …

Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared…

1 John 4:10-19 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and …

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