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Ephesians 1:5

mHaving predestinated us unto nthe adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, oaccording to the good pleasure of his will,

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Ephesians 1:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

Ephesians 1:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Ephesians 1:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

Ephesians 1:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

Ephesians 1:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Because of his love, God had already decided to make us his own children through Jesus Christ. That was what he wanted and what pleased him,

Ephesians 1:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 1:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 1:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Because of his love he had already decided to adopt us through Jesus Christ. He freely chose to do this

Ephesians 1:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,

Ephesians 1:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 1:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

having predestined us to adoption through Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 1:5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

So he decided long ago to adopt us as his children. He did it because of what Jesus Christ has done. It pleased God to do it.

Ephesians 1:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,


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