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Ephesians 1:4 The Passion Translation (TPT)

And he chose us to be his very own, joining us to himself even before he laid the foundation of the universe![a] Because of his great love, he ordained[b] us, so that we would be seen as holy in his eyes with an unstained innocence.


  1. Ephesians 1:4 As translated from the Aramaic. There is an alternate Greek translation of the unique wording of this verse that could be translated “He chose us to be a ‘word’ before the fall of the world.” The Greek word for “chose” is eklegomai, which is a form of lego (speak). The word for “fall” (Adam’s fall) is kataboles, which can mean “falling down,” but is usually translated as “foundation” (of the world).
  2. Ephesians 1:4 As translated from the Aramaic. One Eastern Aramaic text can be translated “He marked us with his love.” The Greek text states “predestined us” or “set us apart.”
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