Ephesians 1:12
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English Standard Version
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

King James Bible
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

American Standard Version
to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:

Douay-Rheims Bible
That we may be unto the praise of his glory, we who before hoped Christ:

English Revised Version
to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:

Webster's Bible Translation
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
so that we should be devoted to the extolling of His glorious attributes--we who were the first to fix our hopes on Christ.

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That we should be

Connect with we were made a heritage.

Who first trusted (τοὺς προηλπικότας)

In apposition with we (should be). So Rev., we who had, etc., trusted, more properly hoped; and first trusted is ambiguous. We refers to Jewish Christians, and the verb describes their messianic hope before (πρό) the advent of Christ. Hence Rev., correctly, we who had (have) before hoped. In Christ should be "in the Christ," as the subject of messianic expectation and not as Jesus, for whom Christ had passed into a proper name. It is equivalent to in the Messiah. See on Matthew 1:1.

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be. See on ver.

Ephesians 1:6,14 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved...

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:21 To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

who.

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed...

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little...

Psalm 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help...

Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek...

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song...

Isaiah 32:1,2 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment...

Isaiah 42:1-4 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Isaiah 45:23,25 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That to me every knee shall bow...

Jeremiah 17:5-7 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD...

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called...

Matthew 12:18-21 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit on him...

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.

Romans 15:12,13 And again, Esaias said, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles...

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed...

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

trusted. or, hoped.

Cross References
Ephesians 1:6
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:14
who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

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