Ephesians 1:9
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English Standard Version
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ

King James Bible
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

American Standard Version
making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might make known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in him,

English Revised Version
having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him

Webster's Bible Translation
Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Weymouth New Testament
when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose

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Vincent's Word Studies

Having made known

The participle is explanatory of which He made to abound, etc.: in that He made known.

The mystery of His will

For mystery, see on Romans 11:25; see on Colossians 1:26. Another key-word of this epistle. God's grace as manifested in redemption is a mystery in virtue of its riches and depth - as the expression of God's very nature. The mystery of the redemption in Christ, belonging to the eternal plan of God, could be known to men only through revelation - making known. Of his will; pertaining to his will. Compare Ephesians 3:9.

Purposed (προέθετο)

Only here, Romans 1:13; Romans 3:25 (note).

In Himself (ἐν αὑτῷ)

The best texts read αὐτῷ in Him; but the reference is clearly to God, not to Christ, who is expressly mentioned in the next verse.

Ephesians 1:9 Parallel Commentaries

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made.

Ephesians 1:17,18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

Ephesians 3:3-9 How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few words...

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Romans 16:25-27 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ...

1 Corinthians 2:10-12 But God has revealed them to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God...

Galatians 1:12,16 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ...

Colossians 1:26-28 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints...

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels...

according. See on ver.

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

purposed.

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

Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Job 23:13,14 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does...

Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Isaiah 14:24-27 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand...

Isaiah 46:10,11 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

Jeremiah 2:29 Why will you plead with me? you all have transgressed against me, said the LORD.

Lamentations 3:37,38 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not...

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Acts 4:28 For to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.

Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord...

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

Cross References
Luke 2:14
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"

Luke 12:32
"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 11:25
Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

Romans 16:25
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

Galatians 1:15
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,

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