New American Standard Bible
which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight
King James Bible
Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Darby Bible Translation
which he has caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and intelligence,
World English Bible
which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
Young's Literal Translation
in which He did abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wherein he hath abounded - Which he has liberally manifested to us This grace has not been stinted and confined, but has been liberal and abundant.
In all wisdom - That is, he has evinced great wisdom in the plan of salvation; wisdom in so saving people as to secure the honor of his own law, and in devising a scheme that was eminently adapted to save people; see the notes at 1 Corinthians 1:24.
And prudence - The word used here (φρονήσις phronēsis) means understanding, thinking, prudence. The meaning here is, that, so to speak, God had evinced great "intelligence" in the plan of salvation. There was ample proof of "mind" and of "thought." It was adapted to the end in view. It was far-seeing; skillfully arranged; and carefully formed. The sense of the whole is, that there was a wise design running through the whole plan, and abounding in it in an eminent degree.
LibraryThe Earnest and the Inheritance
'The earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession.'--Eph. i. 14. I have dealt with a portion of this verse in conjunction with the fragment of another in this chapter. I tried to show you how much the idea of the mutual possession of God by the believing soul, and of the believing soul by God, was present to the Apostle's thoughts in this context. These two ideas are brought into close juxtaposition in the verse before us, for, as you will see if you use the Revised …
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In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
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