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Ephesians 1:5-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

[a]He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the [b]kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 1:5 Lit having predestined
  2. Ephesians 1:5 Lit good pleasure
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Ephesians 1:5-6 New International Version (NIV)

he[a] predestined us for adoption to sonship[b] 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.

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 1:5 Or sight in love. He
  2. Ephesians 1:5 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.
New International Version (NIV)

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