THE VISUALIZED TEXT (Douglas B. MacCorkle ) (additional He, Him, His definitions added)
one of Jesus Christ's apostles,
through the direct act of God's will,
to those set apart people
who are believers in Christ Jesus:
grace and peace be
to all of you
God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
be highly acclaimed
— Whose favor
by the Spirit
with every spiritual asset
in the Heavenlies
He (the Father) did all this
in keeping with the fact that
He (the Father) selected us
before the foundation of the world
— intending us to be in His presence: (the Father's presence)
characterized by Godly love,
having predestined us (by God the Father)
to be positioned legally
as His (the Father's) adult sons
to Himself (the Father)
through the mediatorial work
of Jesus Christ,
in line with what pleases His will. (the Father's will)
His (the Father's) ultimate purpose is an acclamation of
His (the Father's) grace's glory
— which He (the Father) lavished on us
in the Beloved One.
We keep on enjoying redemption
in Him (the Beloved – Christ)
through His blood (Christ's blood)
— which involves the dismissal of sins
— that He accomplished (the Father accomplished through Christ's blood)
in a manner matching the wealth of His grace. (the Father's grace)
God (the Father)
caused this grace
to be ours
in terms of every kind of
This was done
by (the Father) making known
the open sacred secret
that expresses His will, (the Father's will)
that He (the Father) openly purposed to center in Him (the Son).
He (the Father) did this
in a manner
in keeping with what pleases Him (the Father).
He (the Father)
will head up all things
in a dispensation appropriate to the fullness of the ages:
administering heavenly affairs and earthly affairs
— even in Him (the Son).
having been predestined,
were made God's portion
in Him (in Christ),
in keeping with the purpose of the One Who (the Father) executes all things
in line with the brilliance of His (the Father's) will.
His (the Father's) ultimate purpose is that
we should bring acclaim to His (the Father's) glory
— we who hoped in Christ first.
You too hoped in Him (Christ) when
the word of the truth,
the good news about your salvation.
you also believed
in Him (Christ),
you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
He (the promised Holy Spirit)
is the guarantor of our inheritance.
His (the promised Holy Spirit) indwelling presence
will lead to the final release of His (the Father's) purchased possession.
This will bring acclaim to His glory. (the Father's glory)
On account of this triune blessing, I too,
having heard of the faith
of you all
in the Lord Jesus and
you godly love
toward all the set apart people,
never cease giving thanks for all of you,
making mention of you when I pray.
My desire is that
the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory,
would give all of you
a spirit of
as you gain a clear perception of Him (the Father),
and that by having the eyes of your hearts
you might begin to perceive three things:
first, what hope there is in His (the Father's) calling;
second, what wealth there is in the glory of His (The Father's) portion
among the set apart people;
third, what extraordinary mega-power is available
for us believers
— relative to the internal operation
of the strength
of His (the Father's) might.
He (the Father) operated this way
in the Messiah:
first, when He (the Father) raised Him (Christ) from among the dead;
second, when He (the Father)
seated Him (Christ) on His (the Father's) right hand in the heavenlies,
high above every kind of
every title that is named not only
in this age but
in the one to about to come.
Third, when He (the Father) subordinated every thing
under His (Christ's) feet.
Fourth, when He (the Father) established
Him (Christ), and
as Head over all things to the Church.
The Church is His (Christ's) Body
— the fullness of the One (Christ)
Who (Christ) constantly fills these total blessings in all members.
"This simple translation is provided by the author to save the study time of the busy reader and better equip him to prepare his presentation of the "Word of the truth of the good news" Eph 1:13. We have provided a translation of the Koinee Greek text of Ephesians that is, we think, distinguished by its designed slant toward basic exegesis. It intends that a smooth reading style might at times be sacrificed for greater literary accuracy and for the greater prominence of contexts. This makes it a study translation. While Wuest calls his an expanded translation, this is both an expanded and an exegetical or even an expository translation.
If accusations of interpretation arise, it must be said there is no such thing as a non-interpretive translation. We hope all of our alleged biases are clearly stated without apology so that readers may make their own evaluations, under the Holy Spirit and the correlated Word of God without the leverage of questionably intentioned side swipes."
Dr. Douglas B. MacCorkle
Writings of Douglas B. MacCorkle
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God's Special Secret - The Case Paul Argues in the Epistle to the Ephesians, Copyright 1993 by Douglas B. MacCorkle. Printed and bound in the United States of America. Published by the not for profit MacCorkle bible Ministries, Inc. Books, P.O. Box 320909, Cocoa Beach, Fl. 32932-0909.
Prophetic Peaks, Exposition of the Olivet Discourse. Copyright 1968 by Douglas B. MacCorkle. Third Printing 1972. Printed by Careers With Christ Press, Philadelphia College of Bible, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Printed in the United States of America. Published by the not for profit MacCorkle Bible Ministries, Inc. Books. P.O. 320909, Cocoa Beach, Fl 32932-0909. The complete text of Prophetic Peaks is available on this website.
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