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Ephesians 1:6


to the praise of the glory of his grace 1  that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son. 2 


Ps 22:20; Ps 60:5; Pr 8:30,31; Pr 16:4; Isa 42:1; Isa 43:21; Isa 45:24,25; Isa 49:1-3; Isa 61:3,11; Jer 23:6; Jer 33:9; Zec 13:7; Mt 3:17; Mt 17:5; Lu 2:14; Joh 3:35; Joh 10:17; Ro 3:22-26; Ro 5:15-19; Ro 8:1; Ro 9:23,24; 2Co 4:15; 2Co 5:21; Eph 1:7,8,12,14,18; Eph 2:7; Eph 3:10,11; Php 1:11; Php 3:9; Php 4:19; Col 1:13; 2Th 1:8-10; 1Ti 1:14-16; 1Pe 2:5; 1Pe 2:9; 1Pe 4:11

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tn Or “to the praise of his glorious grace.” Many translations translate δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ (doxh" th" carito" autou, literally “of the glory of his grace”) with τῆς χάριτος as an attributed genitive (cf., e.g., NIV, NRSV, ESV). The translation above has retained a literal rendering in order to make clear the relationship of this phrase to the other two similar phrases in v. 12 and 14, which affect the way one divides the material in the passage.

tn Grk “the beloved.” The term ἠγαπημένῳ (hgaphmenw) means “beloved,” but often bears connotations of “only beloved” in an exclusive sense. “His dearly loved Son” picks up this connotation.

sn God’s grace can be poured out on believers only because of what Christ has done for them. Hence, he bestows his grace on us because we are in his dearly loved Son.

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