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Chapter 12: Of Adoption$ 

Chapter 12: Of Adoption

 

1. God graciously condescends to grant—in and for His only Son, Jesus Christ—that all those who are justified will be made partakers of the grace of adoption,a by which they:

·       Are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges, of the children of Godb

·       Have His name put upon themc

·       Receive the spirit of adoptiond

·       Have access to the throne of grace with boldnesse

·       Are enabled to cry Abba,[1] Fatherf

·       Are pitied,g protected,h provided fori

·       Are chastened by Him as by a father,j yet never cast offk

·       Are sealed[2] to the day of redemptionl

·       Inherit the promises,m as heirs of everlasting salvation.n

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Ch. 12:1

 

Ephesians 1:5  (ESV)                    Back

5he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

 

 

Ephesians 1:5  (KJ3)                    Back

5 to Himself predestinating us to adoption through Jesus Christ according to the good pleasure of His will,

 

 

Ephesians 1:5  (NASB95)                    Back

5He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

 

 

Ephesians 1:5  (WEB)                    Back

5 having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,

 

 

Galatians 4:4–5  (ESV)                    Back

4But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

 

 

Galatians 4:4-5  (KJ3)                    Back

4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, becoming of a woman, becoming under Law,

5 that He might redeem the ones under Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

 

 

Galatians 4:4–5  (NASB95)                    Back

4But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

 

 

Galatians 4:4-5  (WEB)                    Back

4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent out his Son, born to a woman, born under the law,

5 that he might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of children.

 

 

Romans 8:17  (ESV)                    Back

17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

 

 

Romans 8:17  (KJ3)                    Back

17¶ And if children, also heirs; truly heirs of God, and joint-heirs of Christ, if indeed we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together.

 

 

Romans 8:17  (NASB95)                    Back

17and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

 

 

Romans 8:17  (WEB)                    Back

17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.

 

 

John 1:12  (ESV)                    Back

12But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

 

 

John 1:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave authority to become children of God, to the ones believing into His name,

 

 

John 1:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

 

 

John 1:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name:

 

 

Jeremiah 14:9  (ESV)                    Back

9Why should you be like a man confused, like a mighty warrior who cannot save? Yet you, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; do not leave us.”

 

 

Jeremiah 14:9  (KJ3)                    Back

9 Why should You be as a man who is stunned, as a mighty one who cannot save? Yet You, O Jehovah, are in our midst, and Your name is called on us. Do not leave us.

 

 

Jeremiah 14:9  (NASB95)                    Back

9“Why are You like a man dismayed, Like a mighty man who cannot save? Yet You are in our midst, O Lord, And we are called by Your name; Do not forsake us!”

 

 

Jeremiah 14:9  (WEB)                    Back

9 Why should you be like a scared man,

 

 

2 Corinthians 6:18  (ESV)                    Back

18and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

 

 

2 Corinthians 6:18  (KJ3)                    Back

18“And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons” and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.

 

 

2 Corinthians 6:18  (NASB95)                    Back

18“And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty.

 

 

2 Corinthians 6:18  (WEB)                    Back

18 I will be to you a Father.

 

 

Revelation 3:12  (ESV)                    Back

12The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

 

 

Revelation 3:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 The one overcoming, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall not go out any more, not ever! And I will write the name of My God on him, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem which comes down out of Heaven from My God, and My new name.

 

 

Revelation 3:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12‘He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.

 

 

Revelation 3:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my own new name.

 

 

Romans 8:15  (ESV)                    Back

15For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

 

 

Romans 8:15  (KJ3)                    Back

15 For you received not a spirit of slavery again to fear, but you received a Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba! Father!

 

 

Romans 8:15  (NASB95)                    Back

15For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”

 

 

Romans 8:15  (WEB)                    Back

15 For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

 

 

Ephesians 3:12  (ESV)                    Back

12in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.

 

 

Ephesians 3:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through His faith.

 

 

Ephesians 3:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.

 

 

Ephesians 3:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.

 

 

Romans 5:2  (ESV)                    Back

2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

 

Romans 5:2  (KJ3)                    Back

2 through whom also we have had access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we glory on the hope of the glory of God.

 

 

Romans 5:2  (NASB95)                    Back

2through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

 

 

Romans 5:2  (WEB)                    Back

2 through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

 

Galatians 4:6  (ESV)                    Back

6And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

 

 

Galatians 4:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6 And because you are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba! Father!

 

 

Galatians 4:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

 

 

Galatians 4:6  (WEB)                    Back

6 And because you are children, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, “Abba,* Father!”

 

 

Psalm 103:13  (ESV)                    Back

13As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

 

 

Psalm 103:13  (KJ3)                    Back

13 As the pity of a father over his sons, so Jehovah pities those who fear Him.

 

 

Psalm 103:13  (NASB95)                    Back

13Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

 

 

Psalm 103:13  (WEB)                    Back

13 Like a father has compassion on his children,

 

 

Proverbs 14:26  (ESV)                    Back

26In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

 

 

Proverbs 14:26  (KJ3)                    Back

26¶ In the fear of Jehovah is strong trust, and His sons shall have a refuge.

 

 

Proverbs 14:26  (NASB95)                    Back

26In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.

 

 

Proverbs 14:26  (WEB)                    Back

26 In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress,

 

 

Matthew 6:30, 32  (ESV)                    Back

30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

 

 

Matthew 6:30, 32  (KJ3)                    Back

30 If God so enrobes the grass of the field (which is today, and is thrown into a furnace tomorrow) will He not much rather you, little-faiths?

32 For after all these things the nations seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

 

 

Matthew 6:30, 32  (NASB95)                    Back

30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!

32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

 

 

Matthew 6:30, 32  (WEB)                    Back

30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won’t he much more clothe you, you of little faith?

32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

 

 

1 Peter 5:7  (ESV)                    Back

7casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

 

 

1 Peter 5:7  (KJ3)                    Back

7“casting all your anxiety onto Him,” because it matters to Him concerning you.

 

 

1 Peter 5:7  (NASB95)                    Back

7casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

 

 

1 Peter 5:7  (WEB)                    Back

7 casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.

 

 

Hebrews 12:6  (ESV)                    Back

6For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

 

 

Hebrews 12:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6 For whom the Lord loves, He disciplines, and scourges every son whom He receives.”

 

 

Hebrews 12:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, And He scourges every son whom He receives.”

 

 

Hebrews 12:6  (WEB)                    Back

6 For whom the Lord loves, he chastens,

 

 

Lamentations 3:31  (ESV)                    Back

31For the Lord will not cast off forever,

 

 

Lamentations 3:31  (KJ3)                    Back

31 For the Lord will not cast off forever.

 

 

Lamentations 3:31  (NASB95)                    Back

31For the Lord will not reject forever,

 

 

Lamentations 3:31  (WEB)                    Back

31 For the Lord will not cast off forever.

 

 

Ephesians 4:30  (ESV)                    Back

30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

 

 

Ephesians 4:30  (KJ3)                    Back

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed to the day of redemption.

 

 

Ephesians 4:30  (NASB95)                    Back

30Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

 

 

Ephesians 4:30  (WEB)                    Back

30 Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

 

 

Hebrews 6:12  (ESV)                    Back

12so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

 

 

Hebrews 6:12  (KJ3)                    Back

12 that you not become dull, but imitators of the ones who through faith and long-suffering are inheriting the promises.

 

 

Hebrews 6:12  (NASB95)                    Back

12so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

 

 

Hebrews 6:12  (WEB)                    Back

12 that you won’t be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherited the promises.

 

 

1 Peter 1:3–4  (ESV)                    Back

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

 

 

1 Peter 1:3-4  (KJ3)                    Back

3¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the one according to His great mercy having regenerated us to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and unfading, having been kept in Heaven for you,

 

 

1 Peter 1:3–4  (NASB95)                    Back

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

 

 

1 Peter 1:3-4  (WEB)                    Back

3           Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you,

 

 

Hebrews 1:14  (ESV)                    Back

14Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

 

 

Hebrews 1:14  (KJ3)                    Back

14 Are they not all ministering spirits for service, being sent out because of the ones being about to inherit salvation?

 

 

Hebrews 1:14  (NASB95)                    Back

14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

 

 

Hebrews 1:14  (WEB)                    Back

14         Aren’t they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

 

 



[1] Abba: Syriac, Chaldee for “father,” connotes affection and close personal relationship rather than formal respect

[2] seal: (verb) to confirm, ratify, guarantee, make secure; (noun) something that represents such a guarantee or provides the security; in Scripture, seal often has a close association in meaning with a sign

Abba is an Aramaic word for “Father” or “Daddy”, which can be used affectionately and respectfully in prayer to our Father in heaven.

* Abba is a Greek spelling for the Aramaic word for “Father” or “Daddy” used in a familiar, respectful, and loving way.