New Living Translation
God's purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:12 That we - Jews. Who first believed - Before the gentiles. So did some of them in every place. Here is another branch of the true gospel predestination: he that believes is not only elected to salvation, (if he endures to the end,) but is fore - appointed of God to walk in holiness, to the praise of his glory.
Library'According To' --II.
'According to the riches of His grace.'--Eph. i. 7. We have seen, in a previous sermon, that a characteristic note of this letter is the frequent occurrence of that phrase 'according to.' I also then pointed out that it was employed in two different directions. One class of passages, with which I then tried to deal, used it to compare the divine purpose in our salvation with the historical process of the salvation. The type of that class of reference is found in a verse just before my text, 'according …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
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'According To' --I.
So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.
The Spirit is God's guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
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