New Living Translation
God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure.
King James Bible
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Darby Bible Translation
having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself
World English Bible
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
Young's Literal Translation
having made known to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure, that He purposed in Himself,
Ephesians 1:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:9 Having made known to us - By his word and by his Spirit. The mystery of his will - The gracious scheme of salvation by faith, which depends on his own sovereign will alone. This was but darkly discovered under the law; is now totally hid from unbelievers; and has heights and depths which surpass all the knowledge even of true believers.
Library'According To' --II.
'According to the riches of His grace.'--Eph. i. 7. We have seen, in a previous sermon, that a characteristic note of this letter is the frequent occurrence of that phrase 'according to.' I also then pointed out that it was employed in two different directions. One class of passages, with which I then tried to deal, used it to compare the divine purpose in our salvation with the historical process of the salvation. The type of that class of reference is found in a verse just before my text, 'according …
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'According To' --I.
"Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased."
"So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud about yourselves. Some of the people of Israel have hard hearts, but this will last only until the full number of Gentiles comes to Christ.
Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time.
1 Corinthians 1:21
Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.
But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him
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