Ephesians 1:4
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English Standard Version
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

King James Bible
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

American Standard Version
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:

Douay-Rheims Bible
As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unspotted in his sight in charity.

English Revised Version
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:

Webster's Bible Translation
According as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Weymouth New Testament
even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.

Ephesians 1:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Even as (καθὼς)

Explaining blessed us, in Ephesians 1:3. His blessing is in conformity with the fact that He chose.

Chose (ἐξελέξατο)

Middle voice, for himself.

In Him

As the head and representative of our spiritual humanity. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:22. Divine election is in Christ the Redeemer. The crown of divine sovereignty is redemption. God rules the world to save it.

Holy and without blame (ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους)

The positive and negative aspects of christian life. See on Colossians 1:22. Rev., without blemish. The reference is to moral rather than to forensic righteousness. Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:7.

In love

Join with foreordained, Ephesians 1:5. Having in love foreordained.

Ephesians 1:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

as.

Deuteronomy 7:6,7 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God has chosen you to be a special people to himself...

Psalm 135:4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Isaiah 41:8,9 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend...

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Isaiah 65:8-10 Thus said the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one said, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it...

Matthew 11:25,26 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Matthew 24:22,24 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened...

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds...

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold...

Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord...

Acts 18:10 For I am with you, and no man shall set on you to hurt you: for I have much people in this city.

Romans 8:28,30,33 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose...

Romans 9:23,24 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared to glory...

Romans 11:5,6 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace...

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory...

Titus 1:1,2 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect...

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

before.

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me...

Acts 15:18 Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

1 Peter 1:20 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition...

that.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Luke 1:74,75 That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear...

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit...

Romans 8:28,29 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose...

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men...

2 Peter 1:5-10 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge...

without.

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing...

1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation...

Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and unreproveable in his sight:

2 Peter 3:14 Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

love.

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Ephesians 4:2,15,16 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love...

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...

Galatians 5:6,13,22 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love...

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.

Cross References
Leviticus 19:2
"Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

Leviticus 20:7
Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God.

2 Samuel 22:24
I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from guilt.

Matthew 25:34
Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Acts 13:48
And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:2
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

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