To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.
Plutarch tells us that when Themistocles in the hour of his exile wished to be reconciled with Admetus, King of the Molossians, whom he had previously offended, he took the king's son in his arms, and kneeled down before the household gods. The plea was successful, in fact it was the only one the Molossians looked upon as not to be refused, and so the philosopher found a refuge among them. And do not we come in this way when we approach the Majesty on High? We take hold of the King's Son, and hope to find acceptance through Him alone — we hope to be "accepted in the Beloved."
Parallel VersesKJV: To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.