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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". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/ephesians-1.html. 1878.

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