Ephesians 1:8
New International Version
that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,

New Living Translation
He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

English Standard Version
which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight

Berean Study Bible
that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

Berean Literal Bible
which He lavished upon us in all wisdom and understanding,

New American Standard Bible
which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight

King James Bible
Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Christian Standard Bible
that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding.

Good News Translation
which he gave to us in such large measure! In all his wisdom and insight

Holman Christian Standard Bible
that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

International Standard Version
that he lavished on us, along with all wisdom and understanding,

NET Bible
that he lavished on us in all wisdom and insight.

New Heart English Bible
which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That which has superabounded in us in all wisdom and in all intelligence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He poured out his kindness by giving us every kind of wisdom and insight

New American Standard 1977
which He lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight

Jubilee Bible 2000
which has over abounded in us in all wisdom and prudence;

King James 2000 Bible
Which he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

American King James Version
Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

American Standard Version
which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which hath superabounded in us in all wisdom and prudence,

Darby Bible Translation
which he has caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and intelligence,

English Revised Version
which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

Webster's Bible Translation
In which he hath abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence;

Weymouth New Testament
the grace which He, the possessor of all wisdom and understanding, lavished upon us,

World English Bible
which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

Young's Literal Translation
in which He did abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
Study Bible
Spiritual Blessings
7In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ…
Cross References
Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,

Ephesians 1:9
And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ

Treasury of Scripture

Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

he.

Romans 5:15,20,21
But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many…

in.

Ephesians 1:11
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

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

Psalm 104:24
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.







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

He lavished
ἐπερίσσευσεν (eperisseusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4052: From perissos; to superabound, be in excess, be superfluous; also to cause to superabound or excel.

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

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.

with
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.

all
πάσῃ (pasē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

wisdom
σοφίᾳ (sophia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4678: Wisdom, insight, skill (human or divine), intelligence. From sophos; wisdom.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

understanding.
φρονήσει (phronēsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5428: From phroneo; mental action or activity, i.e. Intellectual or moral insight.
(8) Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.--It should be, which He made to overflow to us in all wisdom and prudence--the word "overflow" having an emphasis which our word "abound" has lost, and signifying here that the richness of God's grace not only fills the soul with the blessing of salvation, but overflows into the additional gifts of "all wisdom and prudence" in us, which gifts are here dwelt upon in anticipation of the declaration of the next verse. Of these two gifts, wisdom is clearly the higher gift, signifying (as in the Old Testament) the knowledge of the true end of life, which can only come from some knowledge of the "wisdom of God," that is, the divine purpose of His dispensation. (See especially Proverbs 8:22-31.) Such knowledge is revealed to us through the "mind of Christ," who is Himself the true wisdom or "Word of God." (See 1Corinthians 1:24; 1Corinthians 1:30; 1Corinthians 2:6-10; 1Corinthians 2:16.) Hence wisdom is spoken of in connection with various other gifts, which are but partial manifestations of it. Here with "prudence," that is, wisdom in action; in Colossians 1:9, with "intelligence," that is, wisdom in judgment; in 1Corinthians 12:8, Colossians 2:3, with "knowledge," that is, wisdom in perception; in Ephesians 1:17 of this chapter, with "revelation," the means by which wisdom is gained.

Verse 8. - Which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence. This rendering of the R.V. is better than the A.V., "wherein he hath abounded," for ῆς before ἐπερίσσευσεν can hardly be put for the dative; it is genitive by attraction for the accusative. The wisdom and prudence refer to God; he has not made his grace abound to us in a random manner, but in a carefully regulated manner. This is more fully explained afterwards, in reference to God's concealment for a time of the universality of his grace, but manifestation of it now. Some have found a difference between σοφία and φρονήσις, the one being theoretical wisdom and the other practical, or the one intellectual and the other moral; but possibly they may be meant merely to intensify the idea - the height of wisdom is shown in God's way of making his grace abound toward us (comp. Romans 11:33, "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge 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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