New Living Translation
This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.
King James Bible
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Darby Bible Translation
according to the purpose of the ages, which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord,
World English Bible
according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord;
Young's Literal Translation
according to a purpose of the ages, which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord,
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LibraryThe Paradox of Love's Measure
The breadth, and length, and depth, and height.'--Eph. iii. 18. Of what? There can, I think, be no doubt as to the answer. The next clause is evidently the continuation of the idea begun in that of our text, and it runs: 'And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.' It is the immeasurable measure, then; the boundless bounds and dimensions of the love of Christ which fire the Apostle's thoughts here. Of course, he had no separate idea in his mind attaching to each of these measures …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Climax of all Prayer
Love Unknowable and Known
Measureless Power and Endless Glory
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.
And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
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.
When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles . . .
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