he[a] predestined(A) us for adoption to sonship[b](B) through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure(C) and will—

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  1. Ephesians 1:5 Or sight in love. He
  2. Ephesians 1:5 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.
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29 For those God foreknew(A) he also predestined(B) to be conformed to the image of his Son,(C) that he might be the firstborn(D) among many brothers and sisters.

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30 And those he predestined,(A) he also called;(B) those he called, he also justified;(C) those he justified, he also glorified.(D)

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