New American Standard Bible
to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.
King James Bible
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
that we should be to the praise of his glory who have pre-trusted in the Christ:
World English Bible
to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
Young's Literal Translation
for our being to the praise of His glory, even those who did first hope in the Christ,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That we should be to the praise of his glory - Should be the occasion or the means of celebrating his glory; or that praise should be ascribed to him as the result of our salvation.
Who first trusted in Christ - Margin, "hoped." This is in accordance with the original. The foundation of their "hope" was the Saviour. Some suppose that the apostle here refers to the Jews who were converted before the gospel was preached extensively to the Gentiles. The reason for this opinion is, that in the following verse he contrasts those to whom he here refers with others whom he was addressing. But it may be that by the word "we" in Ephesians 1:11-12, he refers to himself and to his fellow-laborers who had "first" hoped in the Saviour, and had then gone and proclaimed the message to others; see the notes on Ephesians 1:11. They "first" believed, and then preached to others; and they also believed, and became partakers of the same privileges.
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'The earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession.'--Eph. i. 14. I have dealt with a portion of this verse in conjunction with the fragment of another in this chapter. I tried to show you how much the idea of the mutual possession of God by the believing soul, and of the believing soul by God, was present to the Apostle's thoughts in this context. These two ideas are brought into close juxtaposition in the verse before us, for, as you will see if you use the Revised …
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to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
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