Ephesians 2:7
New International Version
in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

New Living Translation
So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

English Standard Version
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
in order that in the coming ages He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

King James Bible
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

New King James Version
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
so that in the ages to come He might show the boundless riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

NASB 1995
so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

NASB 1977
in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Amplified Bible
[and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [by providing for our redemption].

Christian Standard Bible
so that in the coming ages he might display the immeasurable riches of his grace through his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

American Standard Version
that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To show the coming ages the greatness of the riches of his grace and his sweetness, which has come upon us by Yeshua The Messiah.

Contemporary English Version
God did this so in the future world he could show how truly good and kind he is to us because of what Christ Jesus has done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might shew in the ages to come the abundant riches of his grace, in his bounty towards us in Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus:

Good News Translation
He did this to demonstrate for all time to come the extraordinary greatness of his grace in the love he showed us in Christ Jesus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He did this through Christ Jesus out of his generosity to us in order to show his extremely rich kindness in the world to come.

International Standard Version
so that in the coming ages he might display the limitless riches of his grace that comes to us through his kindness in the Messiah Jesus.

Literal Standard Version
that He might show, in the ages that are coming, the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus,

NET Bible
to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

New Heart English Bible
that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus;

Weymouth New Testament
in order that, by His goodness to us in Christ Jesus, He might display in the Ages to come the transcendent riches of His grace.

World English Bible
that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus;

Young's Literal Translation
that He might show, in the ages that are coming, the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Alive with Christ
6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God,…

Cross References
Romans 2:4
Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you to repentance?

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

1 Timothy 1:16
But for this very reason I was shown mercy, so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His perfect patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.

Titus 3:4
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,


Treasury of Scripture

That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

in the.

Ephesians 3:5,21
Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; …

Psalm 41:13
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

Psalm 106:48
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

shew.

Ephesians 2:4
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

2 Thessalonians 1:12
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1:16
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

in his.

Titus 3:4
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,









(7) In the ages to come.--Properly, the ages which are coming on--the ages both of time and of eternity, looked upon in one great continuity. Here, again, the manifestation of the riches of God's grace is looked upon as His special delight, and as His chosen way of manifesting His own self to His creatures.

In his kindness.--The word "kindness" (properly, facility, or readiness to serve another) is applied to that phase of God's mercy in which it shows Him as "ready to receive, and most willing to pardon." Thus we find it in Luke 6:35 used for His goodness "to the unthankful and evil"; in Romans 2:4 it is joined with "long-suffering and patience"; in Romans 11:22 opposed to abrupt "severity"; in Titus 3:4, connected with love to man, "philanthropy"; and it is also used in similar connections when attributed to man (1Corinthians 13:4; 2Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 5:22; Colossians 3:12). Hence in this passage it is especially appropriate, because so much stress has been laid on the former sinfulness and godlessness of those to whom God's mercy waited to be gracious. There is a similar appropriateness in the repetition of the name of our Lord "through Christ Jesus," for this gentle patience and readiness to receive sinners was so marked a feature of His ministry that to the Pharisees it seemed an over-facility, weakly condoning sin. "Through Him," therefore, the kindness of God was both shown and given.

Verse 7. - That in the ages to come he might show forth the riches of his grace. A special purpose served by God's free grace bestowed on such persons as the Ephesians. It was intended as a lesson for future ages. "The ages to come" denotes eras to begin from that time, running on now, and to continue hereafter. It would be a profitable lesson for the people of these ages to think of the Ephesians, far as they were by nature from God, receiving his blessing so abundantly. From this they would learn how great are the riches of God's grace. In kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. The particular channel in which the riches of his grace flows is kindness shown to us in Christ Jesus. Kindness in the matter of the blessing, forgiving us freely, and accepting and adopting us in him; kindness in the manner of the blessing, dealing with us as Jesus dealt with the woman that was a sinner, or with the thief on the cross, or with Peter after he had fallen, or with Saul of Tarsus; kindness in the extent of the blessing, providing amply for every want; kindness in the duration of the blessing - for evermore. But again, the Medium or Mediator of blessing is specified - "in Christ Jesus." It is not the kindness of providence, not the natural bountifulness of God, but that kindness and bountifulness which are specially connected with the atoning work of Christ: "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
in order that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

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

the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

coming
ἐπερχομένοις (eperchomenois)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1904: From epi and erchomai; to supervene, i.e. Arrive, occur, impend, attack, influence.

ages
αἰῶσιν (aiōsin)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 165: From the same as aei; properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity; by implication, the world; specially a Messianic period.

He might display
ἐνδείξηται (endeixētai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1731: To show forth, prove. From en and deiknuo; to indicate.

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

surpassing
ὑπερβάλλον (hyperballon)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5235: To surpass, excel, exceed, transcend. From huper and ballo; to throw beyod the usual mark, i.e. to surpass.

riches
πλοῦτος (ploutos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4149: From the base of pletho; wealth, i.e. money, possessions, or abundance, richness, valuable bestowment.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 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 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.

grace,
χάριτος (charitos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

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

[His] kindness
χρηστότητι (chrēstotēti)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5544: Goodness, uprightness, kindness, gentleness. From chrestos; usefulness, i.e. Morally, excellence.

to
ἐφ’ (eph’)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

us
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

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

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Jesus.
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.


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