Paul uses the same argument in Romans 9:4-5 & Ephesians 1:3-5

I have written a couple of times about how it’s my premise that in the book of Ephesians, Paul is speaking to Gentile believers in Ephesus who had developed a superior attitude towards the Jewish believers who were coming back from the dispersion of Jews from the major Roman towns.

It’s also my contention that Paul is in effect telling the Ephesians in the first chapter; the same thing he says about the Israelites in Romans 9:4-5 Here is a break down of the common key words / train of thought from both passages and how I believe they match up.



Key Words

Rom 9:4 They are

Israelites. To them belong

the adoption, the glory,

the covenants, the giving of

the law, the worship, and

the promises.

Rom 9:5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, Christ descended, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

Eph 1:4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Eph 1:5 he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,









From them Christ des…


Chose us


Spiritual blessings

Heavenly places

Holy &



Chose us in him

Purpose of his will



About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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