5 hea predestined us for adoption to sonshipb through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

Read Ephesians 1:5 Using Other Translations

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.