Ephesians 1:5 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will
Ephesians 1:5 American Standard Version (ASV)
having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will
Ephesians 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will
Ephesians 1:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will
Ephesians 1:5 New Living Translation (NLT)
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
Ephesians 1:3-6 The Message (MSG)
How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.
Ephesians 1:5 King James Version (KJV)
having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will
Ephesians 1:5 New Century Version (NCV)
Because of his love, God had already decided to make us his own children through Jesus Christ. That was what he wanted and what pleased him
Ephesians 1:5 New International Version (NIV)
he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will
Ephesians 1:5-6 The Passion Translation (TPT)
For it was always in his perfect plan to adopt us as his delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, so that his tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify his grace —for the same love he has for the Beloved, Jesus, he has for us. And this unfolding plan brings him great pleasure!