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Ephesians 1:6

ESV to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
NIV to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
NASB to the praise of the glory of His grace, with which He favored us in the Beloved.
CSB to the praise of his glorious grace that he lavished on us in the Beloved One.
NLT So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.
KJV To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

What does Ephesians 1:6 mean?

This act of choosing believers in advance to become part of God's family contributes "to the praise of [God's] glorious grace." God does all things for His own glory. This includes His advance planning of those who will become His children. That should cause every believer a moment of pause. Consider that God, who created all things, specifically chose before the creation of the world that we would be created, live, become a child of God, and one day stay with God for eternity.

This grace is a powerful gift, a blessing given to us from God. Paul will develop grace much more in this letter, mentioning it specifically twelve times in six chapters. In addition, much of chapter 2 and part of chapter 4 specifically focus on grace. Paul begins with grace (Ephesians 1:2), continues with grace, and ends with grace (Ephesians 6:24). His life and letters were clearly influenced by the grace of God at work in him and his desire and calling to communicate it to others.
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