Ephesians 1:11
New International Version
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

New Living Translation
Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.

English Standard Version
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

Berean Study Bible
In Him we were also chosen as God’s own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will,

Berean Literal Bible
in Him, in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of the One working all things according to the counsel of His will

New American Standard Bible
also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,

King James Bible
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Christian Standard Bible
In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will,

Contemporary English Version
God always does what he plans, and this is why he appointed Christ to choose us.

Good News Translation
All things are done according to God's plan and decision; and God chose us to be his own people in union with Christ because of his own purpose, based on what he had decided from the very beginning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will,

International Standard Version
In the Messiah we were also chosen when we were predestined according to the purpose of the one who does everything that he wills to do,

NET Bible
In Christ we too have been claimed as God's own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will

New Heart English Bible
in whom also we were assigned an inheritance, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his will;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we are chosen by him as he had before ordained us and willed to do all according to the counsel of his will,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God also decided ahead of time to choose us through Christ according to his plan, which makes everything work the way he intends.

New American Standard 1977
also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,

Jubilee Bible 2000
in him in whom likewise we have obtained an inheritance, having had the way marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will,

King James 2000 Bible
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will:

American King James Version
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will:

American Standard Version
in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;

Douay-Rheims Bible
In whom we also are called by lot, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things according to the counsel of his will.

Darby Bible Translation
in whom we have also obtained an inheritance, being marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his own will,

English Revised Version
in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;

Webster's Bible Translation
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Weymouth New Testament
In Him we Jews have been made heirs, having been chosen beforehand in accordance with the intention of Him whose might carries out in everything the design of His own will,

World English Bible
in whom also we were assigned an inheritance, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his will;

Young's Literal Translation
in whom also we did obtain an inheritance, being foreordained according to the purpose of Him who the all things is working according to the counsel of His will,
Study Bible
Spiritual Blessings
10as a plan for the fullness of time, to bring all things in heaven and on earth together in Christ. 11In Him we were also chosen as God’s own, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything by the counsel of His will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, would be for the praise of His glory.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:20
Yet the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be the people of His inheritance, as you are today.

Job 33:29
Behold, all these things God does to a man, two or even three times,

Isaiah 25:1
O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You; I will praise Your name. For You have worked wonders--plans formed long ago in perfect faithfulness.

Acts 13:48
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord, and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

Romans 8:30
And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.

Romans 9:11
Yet before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad, in order that God's plan of election might stand,

Ephesians 1:5
He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,

Ephesians 1:9
And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ

Ephesians 1:14
who is the pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:18
I ask that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 3:11
according to the eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Titus 2:14
He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Hebrews 6:17
So when God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath.

Treasury of Scripture

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will:

we.

Ephesians 1:14
Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Psalm 37:18
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

Acts 20:32
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

being.

Ephesians 1:5
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

according.

Isaiah 46:10,11
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: …

the purpose.

Ephesians 1:9
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

the counsel.

Ephesians 1:8
Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Job 12:13
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

Proverbs 8:14
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.







Lexicon
In
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Him
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

we were also chosen as God’s own,
ἐκληρώθημεν (eklērōthēmen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2820: To cast lots, choose by lot, assign by lot, assign a portion, receive a share. From kleros; to allot, i.e. to assign.

having been predestined
προορισθέντες (prooristhentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4309: To foreordain, predetermine, mark out beforehand. From pro and horizo; to limit in advance, i.e. predetermine.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[the] plan
πρόθεσιν (prothesin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4286: From protithemai; a setting forth, i.e. proposal; specially, the show-bread as exposed before God.

of [Him who]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

works out
ἐνεργοῦντος (energountos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1754: From energes; to be active, efficient.

everything
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

by
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

counsel
βουλὴν (boulēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1012: Counsel, deliberate wisdom, decree. From boulomai; volition, i.e. advice, or purpose.

of
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will,
θελήματος (thelēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.
(2 c.) Ephesians 1:11-14 form the third part of the Introduction, applying the general truth of election by God's predestination in Christ, first to the original believers (the Jews), and then to the subsequent believers (the Gentiles).

Verse 11. - Even in him - in whom we wore also made his inheritance. This is the literal rendering of ἐκληρώθημεν, and it is more expressive than the A.V., "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance." God taking us for his own heritage involves more than our getting an inheritance from God (see Deuteronomy 4:20, "The Lord hath taken you... to be unto him a people of inheritance"). It is implied that God will protect, care for, improve, and enjoy his own inheritance; he will be much with them and do all that is necessary for them. Formerly God's inheritance was Israel only; but now it is much wider. All that God was to Israel of old he will be to his Church now. Having been predestinated according to the purpose. The reason why the reference to predestination is repeated is to show that this new privilege of the whole Church as God's inheritance is not a fortuitous benefit, but the result of God's deliberate and eternal foreordination; it rests therefore on an immovable foundation. Of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will. Predestination is not an exception to God's usual way of working; he works, or works out (ἐνεργοῦτος) all things on the same principle, according to the decision to which his will comes. When we think of the sovereign will of God as determining all things, and in particular determining who are to be his heritage, we must remember how differently constituted the will of an infinitely holy Being is from that of frail and fallen creatures. The fallen creature's will is often whimsical, the result of some freak or fancy; often, too, it is the outcome of pride, avarice, sensual affection, or some other evil feeling; but God's will is the expression of his infinite perfections, and must always be infinitely holy, wise, and good. Willfulness in man is utterly different from willfulness in God; but the recoil we often have from the doctrine of God's doing all things from his mere bene placitum, or according to the counsel of his own will, arises from a tendency to ascribe to his will the caprice which is true only of our own. 1:9-14 Blessings were made known to believers, by the Lord's showing to them the mystery of his sovereign will, and the method of redemption and salvation. But these must have been for ever hidden from us, if God had not made them known by his written word, preached gospel, and Spirit of truth. Christ united the two differing parties, God and man, in his own person, and satisfied for that wrong which caused the separation. He wrought, by his Spirit, those graces of faith and love, whereby we are made one with God, and among ourselves. He dispenses all his blessings, according to his good pleasure. His Divine teaching led whom he pleased to see the glory of those truths, which others were left to blaspheme. What a gracious promise that is, which secures the gift of the Holy Ghost to those who ask him! The sanctifying and comforting influences of the Holy Spirit seal believers as the children of God, and heirs of heaven. These are the first-fruits of holy happiness. For this we were made, and for this we were redeemed; this is the great design of God in all that he has done for us; let all be ascribed unto the praise of his glory.
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