Ephesians 1:6
New International Version
to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

New Living Translation
So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.

English Standard Version
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Berean Study Bible
to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One.

Berean Literal Bible
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One,

New American Standard Bible
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

King James Bible
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Christian Standard Bible
to the praise of his glorious grace that he lavished on us in the Beloved One.

Contemporary English Version
God treated us with undeserved grace because of the Son he dearly loves, and so we should praise God.

Good News Translation
Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.

International Standard Version
so that we would praise his glorious grace that he gave us in the Beloved One.

NET Bible
to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.

New Heart English Bible
to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved One,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That the glory of his grace may be praised, that which overflows upon us by his Beloved One.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that the kindness he had given us in his dear Son would be praised and given glory.

New American Standard 1977
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved;

King James 2000 Bible
To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved.

American King James Version
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.

American Standard Version
to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath graced us in his beloved son.

Darby Bible Translation
to [the] praise of [the] glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:

English Revised Version
to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:

Webster's Bible Translation
To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath made us accepted in the beloved:

Weymouth New Testament
to the praise of the splendour of His grace with which He has enriched us in the beloved One.

World English Bible
to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely bestowed favor on us in the Beloved,

Young's Literal Translation
to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He did make us accepted in the beloved,
Study Bible
Spiritual Blessings
5He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One. 7In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,…
Cross References
Matthew 3:17
And a voice from heaven said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!"

Ephesians 1:12
in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, would be for the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:14
who is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession, to the praise of His glory.

Colossians 1:13
He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved Son,

Treasury of Scripture

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.

praise.

Ephesians 1:7,8,12,14,18
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; …

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

Ephesians 3:10,11
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, …

he.

Isaiah 45:24,25
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed…

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, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Romans 3:22-26
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: …

in.

Psalm 22:20
Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

Psalm 60:5
That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

Proverbs 8:30,31
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; …







Lexicon
to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] praise
ἔπαινον (epainon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1868: Commendation, praise, approval. From epi and the base of aineo; laudation; concretely, a commendable thing.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

glorious
δόξης (doxēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

grace,
χάριτος (charitos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

which
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

He has freely given
ἐχαρίτωσεν (echaritōsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5487: To favor, bestow freely on. From charis; to grace, i.e. Indue with special honor.

us
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Beloved [One].
Ἠγαπημένῳ (Ēgapēmenō)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.
(6) To the praise of the glory of his grace.--That is, for the acknowledgment by all God's creatures of the gloriousness of His grace; or, in other words, for the acknowledgment that God's essential glory is best manifested in His grace--that He "declares His almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity." So in Exodus 33:18-19, to the request, "Show me Thy glory," the answer is, "I will make my goodness to pass before thee . . . and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious." (Comp. Exodus 34:5-7.) He is pleased to consider His glory best realised in the spectacle of souls redeemed and regenerate by His grace, and to decree that it should be thus realised for our sakes. "Wherefore would He have us praise and glorify Him? It is that our love to Him may be kindled more fervently. He desires not our service, nor our praise, nor anything else except our salvation" (Chrysostom's First Homily on the Ephesians).

Wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.--The verb here rendered "made us accepted," is the same verb used in Luke 1:28 (and nowhere else in the New Testament), where we translate "highly favoured." Etymologically it means to "bestow grace upon;" the tense here is the past tense, not the perfect Hence the meaning is (in connection with the previous clause), "His grace, which He bestowed upon us in the Beloved"--in virtue of our unity with "His beloved Son, in whom He is well pleased" (Matthew 3:17). This special title is given to our Lord to mark a connection with the "love" declared in the last verse to be the source of God's predestination. It is a love to all mankind, as in God's foreknowledge already made one with His beloved Son. (See John 17:23; John 17:25, "Thou hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me . . . for Thou lovedst Me before the foundation of the world.")

(2 b.) Ephesians 1:7-10 form the second section of this Introduction to the Epistle, linked to the former by the words, "in the Beloved." From the declaration in the former section of the source of salvation in God's love, it leads us on to the mystery of the Mediation of Jesus Christ, in Whom all Being is gathered up for redemption.

Verse 6. - To the praise of the glory of his grace; with a view to praise being given to the glory of his grace. The purpose of grace quoad man, is to make him perfectly holy; quoad God, is to give to the universe a right conception of his grace, and draw forth corresponding tributes of praise. It is to show that Divine grace is not a limp, shallow attribute, but one of glorious riches, deserving infinite praise. The idea of the richness, fullness, abundance, of God's grace is prominent throughout the Epistle. God desires to draw attention, not only to this attribute, but to the boundlessness of it - thus to draw the love and confidence of his creatures to himself and inspire them with the desire to imitate him (comp. Matthew 18:21-35). Wherein he abounded toward us in the Beloved. Two slight difficulties are found here - one in the text, the other in the interpretation. After χάριτος αὐτοῦ, some copies read ἐν ῇ, others ηης. A.V. follows the former; R.V. the latter. Ξαριτόω usually means to bestow grace; sometimes, to make gracious or beautiful. The former is more in accordance with New Testament usage (Alford) and with the tenor of the passage. The glory of the grace of which God desires to create a true impression is not an abstraction, not a glory hidden away in stone inaccessible region, but a revealed glory, a communicated glory; it is revealed in the grace wherein he abounded to us, or which he freely bestowed on us, in the Beloved. The grace bestowed on believers exemplifies the glorious quality of the attribute - its glorious riches. The connection of God with Christ in the bestowal of this grace, and of believers in the reception of it, is again noted by the remarkable term, "in the Beloved." That the Father's relation to Christ was one of infinite love is a fact never to be lost sight cf. His having constituted the Beloved One the Kinsman and Mediator of sinners shows the riches of the glory of his grace. "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he hot, with him also freely give us all things?" Our union to the Beloved, our participating in all the blessings of his purchase, our becoming heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ, further illustrates the glorious riches of his grace. "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!" 1:3-8 Spiritual and heavenly blessings are the best blessings; with which we cannot be miserable, and without which we cannot but be so. This was from the choice of them in Christ, before the foundation of the world, that they should be made holy by separation from sin, being set apart to God, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit, in consequence of their election in Christ. All who are chosen to happiness as the end, are chosen to holiness as the means. In love they were predestinated, or fore-ordained, to be adopted as children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, and to be openly admitted to the privileges of that high relation to himself. The reconciled and adopted believer, the pardoned sinner, gives all the praise of his salvation to his gracious Father. His love appointed this method of redemption, spared not his own Son, and brought believers to hear and embrace this salvation. It was rich grace to provide such a surety as his own Son, and freely to deliver him up. This method of grace gives no encouragement to evil, but shows sin in all its hatefulness, and how it deserves vengeance. The believer's actions, as well as his words, declare the praises of Divine mercy.
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