Ephesians 1:5

English Standard Version

5 he predestined us[1] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, (Lu 2:14; Lu 12:32; Ro 8:15; Ro 8:29; Eph 1:9; Eph 1:11; Heb 2:4)

New International Version

5 he[1] predestined us for adoption to sonship[2] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

New Int. Readers Version

5 So he decided long ago to adopt us as his children. He did it because of what Jesus Christ has done. It pleased God to do it.

King James Version

5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,