English Standard Version
He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you
King James Bible
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
American Standard Version
who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of times for your sake,
Foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in the last times for you,
English Revised Version
who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of the times for your sake,
Webster's Bible Translation
Who verily was fore-ordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in these last times for you,
Weymouth New Testament
He was pre-destined indeed to this work, even before the creation of the world, but has been plainly manifested in these last days for the sake of you who, through Him,
1 Peter 1:20 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Lit., and better, foreknown, as Rev.
Observe the difference in tense. Foreknown is the perfect participle, has been known from all eternity down to the present "in reference to the place held and continuing to be held by Christ in the divine mind" (Salmond). Manifested is the aorist participle, pointing to a definite act at a given time.
In these last times ( ἐπ' ἐσχάτου τῶν χρόνων)
Lit., as Rev., at the end of the times.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
1 Timothy 3:16
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
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