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Ephesians 1:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath made us accepted in the beloved:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— to [the] praise of [the] glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Unto the praise of the glory of his favour wherewith he favoured us in the Beloved One,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He did make us accepted in the beloved,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Unto the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath graced us, in his beloved son.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— To the praise of the glorie of his grace, wherein he hath made vs accepted in the beloued:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— that the glory of his grace might be glorified, that (grace) which he hath poured upon us by the hand of his Beloved:
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— that the glory of his grace might be glorified, which he poured upon us by his Beloved One;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
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 the glory 1391
{1391} Prime
From the base of G1380; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literally or figuratively, objectively or subjectively).
of his y846
[0846] Standard
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.
(0848) Complement
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
grace, 5485
{5485} Prime
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude).
wherein 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.
{3739} Prime
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
he hath made y5487
[5487] Standard
From G5485; to grace, that is, indue with special honor.
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
us y2248
[2248] Standard
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
accepted 5487
{5487} Prime
From G5485; to grace, that is, indue with special honor.
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
(2248) Complement
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
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.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

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).
beloved. 25
{0025} Prime
Perhaps from ἄγαν [[agan]] (much; or compare [H5689]); to love (in a social or moral sense).
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 1:6

_ _ (Ephesians 1:7, Ephesians 1:17, Ephesians 1:18). The end aimed at (Psalms 50:23), that is, that the glory of His grace may be praised by all His creatures, men and angels.

_ _ wherein — Some of the oldest manuscripts read, “which.” Then translate, “which He graciously bestowed on us.” But English Version is supported by good manuscripts and the oldest versions.

_ _ us accepted — a kindred Greek word to “grace”: charitos, echaritosen: translate, “graciously accepted”; “made us subjects of His grace”; “embraced us in the arms of His grace” (Romans 3:24; Romans 5:15).

_ _ in the beloved — pre-eminently so called (Matthew 3:17; Matthew 17:5; John 3:35; Colossians 1:13). Greek, “Son of His love.” It is only “IN HIS BELOVED” that He loves us (Ephesians 1:3; 1 John 4:9, 1 John 4:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 1:3-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 1:6

To the praise of the glory of his grace — His glorious, free love without any desert on our part.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 1:6

(9) To the (i) praise of the glory of his grace, (10) wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

(9) The uttermost and chiefest final cause is the glory of God the Father, who saves us freely in his Son.

(i) That as his bountiful goodness deserves all praise, so also it should be set forth and proclaimed.

(10) Another final cause more near is our justification, in that he freely accounted us as being righteous in his Son.

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Ephesians 1:7-8 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; ... Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
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 3:10-11 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, ... According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Jeremiah 33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Romans 9:23-24 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, ... Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
2 Thessalonians 1:8-10 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: ... When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
1 Timothy 1:14-16 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. ... Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


Isaiah 45:24-25 Surely, shall [one] say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: [even] to him shall [men] come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. ... In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
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.
Romans 3:22-26 Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: ... To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Romans 5:15-19 But not as the offence, so also [is] the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. ... For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Romans 8:1 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.


Psalms 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
Psalms 60:5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save [with] thy right hand, and hear me.
Proverbs 8:30-31 Then I was by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him; ... Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.
Isaiah 42:1 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.
Isaiah 49:1-3 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. ... And said unto me, Thou [art] my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man [that is] my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
Matthew 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son:
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Ps 22:20; 60:5. Pv 8:30; 16:4. Is 42:1; 43:21; 45:24; 49:1; 61:3, 11. Jr 23:6; 33:9. Zc 13:7. Mt 3:17; 17:5. Lk 2:14. Jn 3:35; 10:17. Ro 3:22; 5:15; 8:1; 9:23. 2Co 4:15; 5:21. Ep 1:7, 12, 14, 18; 2:7; 3:10. Php 1:11; 3:9; 4:19. Col 1:13. 2Th 1:8. 1Ti 1:14. 1P 2:5, 9; 4:11.

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