11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
11 All this is proceeding along lines planned all along by God and then executed in Christ Jesus.
11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
11 This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ephesians 3:11
Commentary on Ephesians 3:8-12
(Read Ephesians 3:8-12)
Those whom God advances to honourable employments, he makes low in their own eyes; and where God gives grace to be humble, there he gives all other needful grace. How highly he speaks of Jesus Christ; the unsearchable riches of Christ! Though many are not enriched with these riches; yet how great a favour to have them preached among us, and to have an offer of them! And if we are not enriched with them it is our own fault. The first creation, when God made all things out of nothing, and the new creation, whereby sinners are made new creatures by converting grace, are of God by Jesus Christ. His riches are as unsearchable and as sure as ever, yet while angels adore the wisdom of God in the redemption of his church, the ignorance of self-wise and carnal men deems the whole to be foolishness.