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Ephesians 1:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— that we should be to [the] praise of his glory who have pre-trusted in the Christ:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That we should be for the praise of his glory—we who had hoped beforehand in the Christ,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for our being to the praise of His glory, [even] those who did first hope in the Christ,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That we may be unto the praise of his glory: we who before hoped in Christ:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That we should be to the praise of his glorie, who first trusted in Christ.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— that we who first hoped in the Meshiha, should be to the honour of his glory.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— that we should be they who first hoped in the Messiah, to the honor of his glory.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That y1519
[1519] Standard
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
we 2248
{2248} Prime
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
should be 1511
{1511} Prime
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
to 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the praise 1868
{1868} Prime
From G1909 and the base of G0134; laudation; concretely a commendable thing.
of his 846
{0846} Prime
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
glory, 1391
{1391} Prime
From the base of G1380; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literally or figuratively, objectively or subjectively).
who y3588
[3588] Standard

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
first trusted 4276
{4276} Prime
From G4253 and G1679; to hope in advance of other confirmation.
<5761> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 193
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
Christ. 5547
{5547} Prime
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 1:12

_ _ (Ephesians 1:6, Ephesians 1:14).

_ _ who first trusted in Christ — rather (we Jewish Christians), “who have before hoped in the Christ”: who before the Christ came, looked forward to His coming, waiting for the consolation of Israel. Compare Acts 26:6, Acts 26:7, “I am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: unto which our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come.Acts 28:20, “the hope of Israel” [Alford]. Compare Ephesians 1:18; Ephesians 2:12; Ephesians 4:4.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 1:3-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 1:12

That we — Jews. Who first believed — Before the gentiles. So did some of them in every place. Here is another branch of the true gospel predestination: he that believes is not only elected to salvation, (if he endures to the end,) but is fore — appointed of God to walk in holiness, to the praise of his glory.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 1:12

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who (p) first trusted in Christ.

(p) He speaks concerning the Jews.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3:21 Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:


Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.
Psalms 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help. ... Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God:
Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.
Isaiah 32:1-2 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. ... And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Isaiah 42:1-4 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, [in whom] my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. ... He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth [in] righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Jeremiah 17:5-7 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. ... Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Matthew 12:18-21 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. ... And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Romans 15:12-13 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. ... Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

or, hoped
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Ps 2:12; 146:3. Is 11:10; 12:2; 32:1; 42:1; 45:23, 25. Jr 17:5; 23:6. Mt 12:18. Jn 14:1. Ro 15:12. Ep 1:6, 13, 14; 2:7; 3:21. 2Th 2:13. 2Ti 1:12. Jm 1:18. 1P 1:21.

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