Ephesians 2:7
Parallel Verses
New International Version
in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

New Living Translation
So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

English Standard Version
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

King James Bible
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

International Standard Version
so that in the coming ages he might display the limitless riches of his grace that comes to us through his kindness in the Messiah Jesus.

NET Bible
to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To show the coming ages the greatness of the riches of his grace and his sweetness, which has come upon us by Yeshua The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He did this through Christ Jesus out of his generosity to us in order to show his extremely rich kindness in the world to come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

American King James Version
That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

American Standard Version
that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus:

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might shew in the ages to come the abundant riches of his grace, in his bounty towards us in Christ Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
that he might display in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus:

Webster's Bible Translation
That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness towards us, through Christ Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
in order that, by His goodness to us in Christ Jesus, He might display in the Ages to come the transcendent riches of His grace.

World English Bible
that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus;

Young's Literal Translation
that He might show, in the ages that are coming, the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - That in the ages to come he might show forth the riches of his grace. A special purpose served by God's free grace bestowed on such persons as the Ephesians. It was intended as a lesson for future ages. "The ages to come" denotes eras to begin from that time, running on now, and to continue hereafter. It would be a profitable lesson for the people of these ages to think of the Ephesians, far as they were by nature from God, receiving his blessing so abundantly. From this they would learn how great are the riches of God's grace. In kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. The particular channel in which the riches of his grace flows is kindness shown to us in Christ Jesus. Kindness in the matter of the blessing, forgiving us freely, and accepting and adopting us in him; kindness in the manner of the blessing, dealing with us as Jesus dealt with the woman that was a sinner, or with the thief on the cross, or with Peter after he had fallen, or with Saul of Tarsus; kindness in the extent of the blessing, providing amply for every want; kindness in the duration of the blessing - for evermore. But again, the Medium or Mediator of blessing is specified - "in Christ Jesus." It is not the kindness of providence, not the natural bountifulness of God, but that kindness and bountifulness which are specially connected with the atoning work of Christ: "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

That in the ages to come,.... This is the end of God's permitting sin, in which men are morally dead; and of his suffering them to go on in sin, in a state of unregeneracy; and of his quickening them with Christ, and raising them up, and causing them to sit together with him: namely, that

he might show the exceeding riches of his grace: riches being added to grace, denote the valuableness of it, as well as its plenty and abundance; and also the freeness and liberality of God in giving it; and likewise the enriching nature of it: and these riches are exceeding; they exceed the riches of this world, in the immenseness of them, being unsearchable; and in the inexhaustibleness of them, for though such large treasures have been expended upon such numbers of persons, yet there is still the same quantity; and in the duration of them, they last forever; and in the profit and satisfaction they yield, when other riches fade away, are not profitable nor satisfying; and they exceed the conception, knowledge, and comprehension of men; and intend the utmost stretch of the grace of God: and which are evidently and remarkably displayed,

in his kindness towards us through Christ Jesus; in providing him as a Saviour for his people; in the mission of him into this world; in not sparing, but giving him up as a sacrifice to justice for their sins; and blessing them with all spiritual blessings in him: all which God designed to show forth, in the ages to come; meaning either the ages following to the end of time, in distinction from the ages that were past: hence it appears, that the world was not expected to be immediately at an end; and that the writings of the New Testament were to be continued, and the Gospel preached unto the end of time, in which the riches of divine grace are held forth to view; and that these ages to come, are seasons and days of grace; for a day of grace will never be over, as long as the Gospel of grace is preached; and that the instances of grace through Christ, and in the times of the apostles, are encouraging to men in ages succeeding; and that the same grace that was displayed then, is shown forth in these: or else the world to come is meant, which will take place at the end of this; and may lead us to observe, that there will be ages in the other world; and that God has not only prepared a great deal of grace and glory for his people, but he has appointed ages enough for them to enjoy it in; and that their riches lie in another world, and are in some measure hid; and that these are the produce of the grace of God; and that the exceeding riches of that will be then manifested, when it will also appear that God's giving grace to men, is not only with a view to his own glory, but is an act of kindness to them; and that eternal happiness will be heartily and freely bestowed upon them, and that through Jesus Christ their Lord: the Syriac version renders it, "that unto ages to come he might show", &c. that is, to men in ages to come; the sense is much the same.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. Greek, "That He might show forth (middle reflexive voice; for His own glory, Eph 1:6, 12, 14) in the ages which are coming on," that is, the blessed ages of the Gospel which supersede "the age (Greek, for 'course') of this world" (Eph 2:2), and the past "ages" from which the mystery was hidden (Col 1:26, 27). These good ages, though beginning with the first preaching of the Gospel, and thenceforth continually succeeding one another, are not consummated till the Lord's coming again (compare Eph 1:21; Heb 6:5). The words, "coming on," do not exclude the time then present, but imply simply the ages following upon Christ's "raising them up together" spiritually (Eph 2:6).

kindness—"benignity."

through Christ—rather, as Greek, "in Christ"; the same expression as is so often repeated, to mark that all our blessings center "IN Him."

Ephesians 2:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Alive with Christ
6and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;…
Cross References
Romans 2:4
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

Ephesians 1:7
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace

1 Timothy 1:16
But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

Titus 3:4
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
Treasury of Scripture

That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

in the.

Ephesians 3:5,21 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it …

Psalm 41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. …

Psalm 106:48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: …

Isaiah 60:15 Whereas you has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through …

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, …

shew. See on ver.

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

2 Thessalonians 1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and …

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus …

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did …

Revelation 5:9-14 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

in his.

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

Jump to Previous
Ages Christ Clear Display Exceeding Full Goodness Grace Immeasurable Jesus Kindness Mercy Order Riches Shew Show Surpassing Time Towards Transcendent Wealth
Jump to Next
Ages Christ Clear Display Exceeding Full Goodness Grace Immeasurable Jesus Kindness Mercy Order Riches Shew Show Surpassing Time Towards Transcendent Wealth
Links
Ephesians 2:7 NIV
Ephesians 2:7 NLT
Ephesians 2:7 ESV
Ephesians 2:7 NASB
Ephesians 2:7 KJV

Ephesians 2:7 Bible Apps
Ephesians 2:7 Bible Suite
Ephesians 2:7 Biblia Paralela
Ephesians 2:7 Chinese Bible
Ephesians 2:7 French Bible
Ephesians 2:7 German Bible

Alphabetical: ages Christ come coming expressed grace he his in incomparable Jesus kindness might of order riches show so surpassing that the to toward us

NT Letters: Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he (Ephes. Eph. Ep) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Ephesians 2:6
Top of Page
Top of Page