Ephesians 1:9
New International Version
he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

New Living Translation
God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure.

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

Berean Study Bible
And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ

Berean Literal Bible
having made known to us the mystery of His will according to His pleasure, which He purposed in Him

New American Standard Bible
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him

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

Christian Standard Bible
He made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ

Contemporary English Version
and by what Christ has done, God has shown us his own mysterious ways.

Good News Translation
God did what he had purposed, and made known to us the secret plan he had already decided to complete by means of Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him

International Standard Version
when he made known to us the secret of his will. This was according to his plan that he set forth in the Messiah

NET Bible
He did this when he revealed to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,

New Heart English Bible
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he has taught us the mystery of his will, that which he had before ordained to perform in himself,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
when he revealed the mystery of his plan to us. He had decided to do this through Christ.

New American Standard 1977
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him

Jubilee Bible 2000
having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself,

King James 2000 Bible
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself:

American King James Version
Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has 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,

Darby Bible Translation
having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself

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

World English Bible
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him

Young's Literal Translation
having made known to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure, that He purposed in Himself,
Study Bible
Spiritual Blessings
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 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to bring all things in heaven and on earth together in Christ.…
Cross References
Luke 2:14
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests!"

Luke 12:32
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 11:25
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not be conceited: A hardening in part has come to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.

Romans 16:25
Now to Him who is able to strengthen you by my gospel and by the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery concealed for ages past,

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

Galatians 1:15
But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by His grace, was pleased

Ephesians 1:8
that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

Ephesians 1:11
In Him we were also chosen as God's own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,

Ephesians 3:3
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.

Treasury of Scripture

Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself:

made.

Ephesians 1:17,18
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: …

Ephesians 3:3-9
How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, …

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

according.

Ephesians 1:5
Having predestinated us unto 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, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

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 desireth, even that he doeth…







Lexicon
[And] He has made known
γνωρίσας (gnōrisas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1107: To make known, declare, know, discover. From a derivative of ginosko; to make known; subjectively, to know.

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

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter 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.

mystery
μυστήριον (mystērion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3466: From a derivative of muo; a secret or 'mystery'.

of 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.

will
θελήματος (thelēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

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.

good pleasure,
εὐδοκίαν (eudokian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2107: From a presumed compound of eu and the base of dokeo; satisfaction, i.e. delight, or kindness, wish, purpose.

which
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

He purposed
προέθετο (proetheto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4388: To purpose, design beforehand, determine. Middle voice from pro and tithemi; to place before, i.e. to exhibit; to propose.

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.

[Christ]
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.
(9) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will.--In the same connection we read in 1Corinthians 2:7, "we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery." The word "mystery" properly signifies a thing which (see Ephesians 3:5; Colossians 1:27) "was hid from all ages, but is now made manifest." So our Lord evidently uses it (in Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11; Luke 8:10). For the rest, except in four passages of the Apocalypse (Revelation 1:20; Revelation 10:7; Revelation 17:5; Revelation 17:7), it is used by St. Paul alone, and by him no less than twenty-one times, of which ten belong to this Epistle and the parallel Epistle to the Colossians--always in connection with such words as "knowledge," "declaration," "dispensation." The ordinary sense of the word "mystery"--a thing of which we know that it is, though how it is we know not--is not implied in the original meaning of the word; but it is a natural derivative from it. Reason can apprehend, when revealed, that which it cannot discover; but seldom or never can it comprehend it perfectly. In this verse the mystery is declared to be accordant to the good pleasure of God's will, which (it is added) "He purposed in Himself." In this seems to be implied that (see Ephesians 3:19) though in some sense we can know it, yet in its fulness "it passeth knowledge."

Verse 9. - Having made known unto us the mystery of his will. The wide extent of God's grace was a mystery, i.e. a hidden counsel, before Christ came and died, but it is now made known. In this, and not in the modern sense of mystery, the word μυστήριον is used by Paul. The thing hidden and now revealed was not the gospel, but God's purpose with reference to its limits or sphere (see Ephesians 3:6). According to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself. The whole phraseology denotes that, in this transaction, God was not influenced by any external considerations; the whole reason for it sprang from within. The threefold expression brings this out:

(1) according to his good pleasure (see ver. 5);

(2) he purposed, or formed a purpose;

(3) in himself, without foreign aid, "For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?" (Romans 11:34). 1:9-14 Blessings were made known to believers, by the Lord's showing to them the mystery of his sovereign will, and the method of redemption and salvation. But these must have been for ever hidden from us, if God had not made them known by his written word, preached gospel, and Spirit of truth. Christ united the two differing parties, God and man, in his own person, and satisfied for that wrong which caused the separation. He wrought, by his Spirit, those graces of faith and love, whereby we are made one with God, and among ourselves. He dispenses all his blessings, according to his good pleasure. His Divine teaching led whom he pleased to see the glory of those truths, which others were left to blaspheme. What a gracious promise that is, which secures the gift of the Holy Ghost to those who ask him! The sanctifying and comforting influences of the Holy Spirit seal believers as the children of God, and heirs of heaven. These are the first-fruits of holy happiness. For this we were made, and for this we were redeemed; this is the great design of God in all that he has done for us; let all be ascribed unto the praise of his glory.
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