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Ephesians 1:5–6

mHaving predestinated us unto nthe adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, oaccording to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath pmade us accepted in qthe beloved.

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Ephesians 1:5–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

Ephesians 1:5–6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:5–6 — 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. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.

Ephesians 1:5–6 — 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, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:5–6 — 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, and it brings praise to God because of his wonderful grace. God gave that grace to us freely, in Christ, the One he loves.

Ephesians 1:5–6 — 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, to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:

Ephesians 1:5–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:

Ephesians 1:5–6 — 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 so that the kindnesshe had given us in his dear Son would be praised and given glory. 

Ephesians 1:5–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:5–6 — 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, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:5–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

having predestined us to adoption through Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace that he bestowed on us in the beloved,

Ephesians 1:5–6 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (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. All those things bring praise to his glorious grace. God freely gave us his grace because of the One he loves.

Ephesians 1:5–6 — 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,

to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.