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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament
Ephesians 1



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Verse 4

Hath chosen us--that we should be holy; hath designed and intended us to be made holy.

Verse 6

Of his grace; of his goodness and mercy.

Verse 7

Through his blood; through his sufferings and death.

Verse 9

The mystery of his will; the secret counsels of his will.

Verse 10

The fulness of times; when the full time had arrived.--Gather together in one, &c.; establish the kingdom of Christ, to which all things were to be subjected.

Verse 12

First trusted; hoped before in Christ; that is, who looked forward to salvation in him.

Verse 13

Spirit of promise; the Spirit which had been promised. (Acts 1:8.) The influences of the Holy Spirit upon the minds of Christians are often spoken of as the seal and evidence of their redemption.

Verse 14

The earnest; the pledge and assurance.--Until the redemption, &c.; until the time shall come for the full enjoyment of the possession thus purchased for us.

Verse 17

And revelation; that is, instruction in divine truth.

Verse 18

The hope of his calling; the nature and value of the hope which the calling of the believer opens before him.


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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Ephesians 1:4". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". 1878.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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