English Standard Version
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
King James Bible
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath 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
That he might make known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in him,
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
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Having made known
The participle is explanatory of which He made to abound, etc.: in that He made known.
The mystery of His will
For mystery, see on Romans 11:25; see on Colossians 1:26. Another key-word of this epistle. God's grace as manifested in redemption is a mystery in virtue of its riches and depth - as the expression of God's very nature. The mystery of the redemption in Christ, belonging to the eternal plan of God, could be known to men only through revelation - making known. Of his will; pertaining to his will. Compare Ephesians 3:9.
In Himself (ἐν αὑτῷ)
The best texts read αὐτῷ in Him; but the reference is clearly to God, not to Christ, who is expressly mentioned in the next verse.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
according. See on ver.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,
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