Search Eternally Blessed Archive

Search by passage (e.g., John 3:16), keyword (e.g., Jesus, prophet, etc.) or topic (e.g., salvation)

Ephesians 2:7

Ephesians 2:7 (KJV)

7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7 (Literal)

7 that in the ages to come He might exhibit the exceeding riches of His grace by His gentleness towards us through Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:7 (Expanded)

7 in order that, throughout all ages to come God will exhibit for His own purpose the superabundant greatness of the riches of His grace in His sweetness of disposition [benevolence] that was towards us and upon us by and in what Jesus Christ did for us.

CONTEXT-Seated in the Heavenlies

Ephesians 2:1-7

Ch 2  1 even you who are dead to sins and trespasses 2 (in which [sins and trespasses] you previously walked according to the worldliness of this world, according to the will of the chief power who dominates with gloom and darkness, even this spirit who works everything now in the sons of the disobedient one. 3 [Among] the adversary’s children, we all were conditioned and behaved according to the passionate lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the strong desire of our flesh and of our mind; and we were children destined for wrath altogether, as the rest). 4 But, God is rich in mercies because of His great love with which He loved us. 5 When we were dead in sins He made us alive together with Christ (by His grace He redeemed us) 6 and awakened [us] together and seated [us] together by heavenly things in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might exhibit the exceeding riches of His grace by His gentleness towards us through Jesus Christ.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Structure of Ephesians 

A. Salutation and Opening (1:1, 2)
   B. All Spiritual Blessings (1:3-14)
      C. Prayer to God by Paul (1:15-23)
        D. Seated in the Heavenlies (2:1-7)
          E. God’s Works (2:8-10)
            F. New Man, not Judean or Gentile (2:11-18)
              G. The Temple Fitly Framed Together (2:19-22)
                 H. The Mystery, the One Body (3:1-13)
                    I. Prayer to the Father (3:14-21)
                 H. The unity of the One Body (4:1-6)
              G. The Body Fitly Joined Together (4:7-16)
            F. Putting on the New Man (4:17-32)
          E. Man’s Works (5:1—6:9)
        D. Standing in the Heavenlies (6:10-18)
      C. Prayer to God for Paul (6:19, 20)
    B. Making Known the Spiritual Blessings (6:21, 22)
A. Blessing and Closing (6:23, 24)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Topic: Eph2:7, Eph 2:7