in whom also we did obtain an inheritance, being foreordained according to the purpose of Him who the all things is working according to the counsel of His will,
Ephesians 1:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In whom - Christ Jesus; also we - believing Jews have obtained an inheritance - what was promised to Abraham and his spiritual seed, viz. the adoption of sons, and the kingdom of heaven, signified by the privileges under the Mosaic dispensation, and the possession of the promised land, but all these privileges being forfeited by the rebellion and unbelief of the Jews, they are now about to be finally cut off, and the believing part to be re-elected, and put in possession of the blessings promised to Abraham and his spiritual seed, by faith; for without a re-election, they cannot get possession of these spiritual privileges.
Being predestinated - God having determined to bring both Jews and Gentiles to salvation, not by works, nor by any human means or schemes, but by Jesus Christ; that salvation being defined and determined before in the Divine mind, and the means by which it should be brought about all being according to his purpose, who consults not his creatures, but operates according to the counsel of his own will, that being ever wise, gracious, and good.
The original reference is still kept up here in the word προορισθεντες, being predestinated, as in the word προορισας Ephesians 1:5. And as the apostle speaks of obtaining the inheritance, he most evidently refers to that of which the promised land was the type and pledge. And as that land was assigned to the Israelites by limit and lot, both of which were appointed by God so the salvation now sent to the Gentiles was as expressly their lot or portion, as the promised land was that of the people of Israel. All this shows that the Israelites were a typical people; their land, the manner of possessing it, their civil and religious code, etc., etc., all typical; and that in, by, and through them, God had fore-determined, fore-described, and fore-ascertained a greater and more glorious people, among whom the deepest counsels of his wisdom should be manifested, and the most powerful works of his eternal mercy, grace, holiness, goodness, and truth, be fully exhibited. Thus there was nothing fortuitous in the Christian scheme; all was the result of infinite counsel and design. See on Ephesians 1:5 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.
Psalm 37:18 The LORD knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
Acts 20:32 And now, brothers, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up...
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...
Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.
Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...
1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that you are thereunto called...
being. 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,
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...
the purpose. See on ver.
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself:
the counsel. See on ver.
Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Job 12:13 With him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding.
Proverbs 8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come...
Isaiah 28:29 This also comes forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
Isaiah 40:13,14 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor has taught him...
Jeremiah 23:18 For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, and has perceived and heard his word? who has marked his word, and heard it?
Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open on all the ways of the sons of men...
Zechariah 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule on his throne...
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 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God.
Romans 11:34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
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