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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ephesians 1:14

    CHAPTERS: Ephesians 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23




    King James Bible - Ephesians 1:14

    Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

    World English Bible

    who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of his glory.

    Douay-Rheims - Ephesians 1:14

    Who is the pledge of our inheritance, unto the redemption of acquisition, unto the praise of his glory.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    VERSE (14) -
    Ro 8:15-17,23 2Co 1:22; 5:5 Ga 4:6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:14

    Que es las arras de nuestra herencia, para la redencin de la posesin adquirida para alabanza de su gloria.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ephesians 1:14

    Verse 14. Which is the earnest of our inheritance] This Holy Spirit, sealing the
    soul with truth and righteousness, is the earnest, foretaste, and pledge of the heavenly inheritance. And he who can produce this earnest - this witness of the Spirit, in the day of judgment, shall have an abundant entrance into the holiest. On the arrabwn, or earnest, see the notes on Gen. xxxviii. 13, &c., and on 2 Cor. i. 22.

    The redemption of the purchased possession] That is, till the time when body and soul are redeemed from all their miseries, and glorified in the kingdom on heaven.

    The redemption of the purchased possession - apolutrwsiv thv peripoihsewv is variously understood; and indeed the original is variously translated. Dr. Whitby has observed that the verb peeipoieiv signifies to save alive; and he refers the peripoihsiv, here, to the redemption of the body from corruption, and to its final glorification with the soul.

    All those who believe in Christ Jesus are considered as his peculiar people and property, and to them eternal glory is promised. The Spirit of promise, which is given them, is a pledge that they shall have a resurrection from the dead, and eternal blessedness; the redemption, or bringing to life of the body, cannot take place till the day of judgment, but the Holy Spirit promises this redemption, and is now in their hearts an earnest or pledge of this complete restoration at the great day, which will then be, in an especial manner, to the praise of his glory, viz. of Christ, who has bought them by his blood.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 14. Which is the earnest of our inheritance , &c.] The incorruptible and never fading one in heaven, or the heavenly kingdom; this is the Father's gift, his bequest, and belongs only to children; it comes to them through the death of the testator, Christ, and is for ever; and of this the Spirit of God is the pledge and earnest: an earnest, is what confirms an agreement, and assures the right to the thing agreed to, and is a part of it, and lesser than it, and is never returned; so the Spirit of God certifies the right to the heavenly inheritance, as well as gives a meetness for it; he is the firstfruits of eternal glory and happiness, and of the same kind with it; and as he is enjoyed in measure by the saints now, is lesser than the communion which they shall have with him, and with the Father, and the Son, hereafter, for the best things are reserved till last; and being once given into the heart as an earnest, he always continues, he never removes more, or is ever taken away: until the redemption of the purchased possession , or of the peculiar people; (see 1 Peter 2:9), for this is not to be understood of heaven, which is never said to be purchased, nor can it with any propriety be said to be redeemed; but of saints, of the church of God, who are bought with a price, and are purchased with his blood; and who, as they were redeemed from sin, Satan, and the law, when they were purchased, so will be redeemed again in the resurrection morn, which is called the day of redemption, ( Ephesians 4:30 Luke 21:28), and which will be a redemption of them from the weakness, corruption, and mortality of the body; from their present state of absence and pilgrimage; from the body of sin and death; from all sorrows and afflictions, both inward and outward; from the reproaches and persecutions of men; from a tempting devil, and an unbelieving heart; from all doubts and fears; and from death and the grave; and so the Syriac version very justly renders it, until the redemption of them that are saved. Now till such time, the Spirit of God abides as an earnest, even until the whole felicity is enjoyed both in soul and body; and this shows the perpetuity of the Spirit's inhabitation, and grace, the final perseverance of the saints, and the security of the inheritance to them. Unto the praise of his glory ; as to the glory of the Father, by whom the saints are chosen and predestinated, ( Ephesians 1:6) and to the glory of the Son, by whom they are redeemed, in whom they obtain the inheritance, and in whom they trust, ( Ephesians 1:12), so to the glory of the Holy Spirit, by whom they are sealed, and who is their earnest; for he must have his share of glory in the salvation of the elect, as well as the other two persons.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 9-14 - Blessings were made known to
    believers, by the Lord's showing to the the mystery of his sovereign will, and the method of redemption an salvation. But these must have been for ever hidden from us, if God ha not made them known by his written word, preached gospel, and Spirit of truth. Christ united the two differing parties, God and man, in his ow person, and satisfied for that wrong which caused the separation. He wrought, by his Spirit, those graces of faith and love, whereby we ar made one with God, and among ourselves. He dispenses all his blessings according to his good pleasure. His Divine teaching led whom he please to see the glory of those truths, which others were left to blaspheme What a gracious promise that is, which secures the gift of the Holy Ghost to those who ask him! The sanctifying and comforting influence of the Holy Spirit seal believers as the children of God, and heirs of heaven. These are the first-fruits of holy happiness. For this we wer made, and for this we were redeemed; this is the great design of God in all that he has done for us; let all be ascribed unto the praise of his glory.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    14. Earnest. See on
    2 Cor. i. 22.

    Unto the redemption, etc. Construe with ye were sealed.

    Of the purchased possession (thv peripoihsewv). See on peculiar, 1 Peter ii. 9. The word originally means a making to remain over and above; hence preservation; preservation for one's self; acquisition; the thing acquired, or a possession. Used here collectively for the people possessed, as the circumcision for those circumcised, Philip. iii. 3; the election for those chosen, Rom. xi. 7. Rev., God's own possession, God's own being inserted for the sake of clearness. Compare Isa. xliii. 21; Acts xx. 28; Titus ii. 14.

    Unto the praise of His glory. Construe with ye were sealed: Ye were sealed unto the redemption, etc.; setting forth God's purpose as it contemplates man. Ye were sealed unto the praise of His glory; God's purpose as it respects Himself

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:14 {An earnest} (arrabwn). See #2Co 1:22 for discussion of arrabwn. Here "of promise" (tes epaggelias) is added to the Holy Spirit to show that Gentiles are also included in God's promise of salvation. {Of our inheritance} (tes kleronomias hemwn). God's gift of the Holy Spirit is the pledge and first payment for the final inheritance in Christ. {Of God's own possession} (tes peripoiesews). The word {God's} is not in the Greek, but is implied. Late and rare word (from peripoiew, to make a survival) with the notion of obtaining (#1Th 5:9; 2Th 3:14) and qen of preserving (so in the papyri). So in #1Pe 2:9; Heb 10:39, and here. God has purchased us back to himself. The sealing extends (eis) to the redemption and to the glory of God.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23


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