6 [a]To the [b]praise of the glory of his grace, [c]wherewith he hath made us freely accepted in his beloved.
7 [d]By whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins, according to his rich grace:
8 [e][f]Whereby he hath been abundant toward us in [g]all wisdom and understanding,
Ephesians 1:6The uttermost and chiefest final cause is the glory of God the Father, who saveth us freely in his Son.
Ephesians 1:6That as his bountiful goodness deserveth all praise, so also it should be set forth and published.
Ephesians 1:6Another final cause more near, is our justification, while that he freely accounteth us for just in his Son.
Ephesians 1:7An expounding of the material cause, how we are made acceptable to God in Christ, for it is he only, whose sacrifice by the mercy of God is imputed unto us, for the forgiveness of sin.
Ephesians 1:8Now he cometh at length to the formal cause, that is to say, to vocation or preaching of the Gospel, whereby God executeth that eternal counsel of our free reconciliation and salvation in Christ. And putting in place of the Gospel all wisdom and understanding, he showeth how excellent it is.
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