z[See ver. 5 above]
bkCited from Ps. 8:6; See 1 Cor. 15:27

Ephesians 1


1Paul a  an apostle of Christ Jesus b  by the will of God,

To the saints who are in Ephesus, and c  are faithful
Some manuscripts  saints who are also faithful (omitting  in Ephesus)
in Christ Jesus:

2 e  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 f  Blessed be g  the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing h  in the heavenly places, 4 i  even as he j  chose us in him k  before the foundation of the world, that we should be l  holy and blameless before him. In love 5 m  he predestined us
Or  before him in love, having predestined us
for o  adoption as sons through Jesus Christ p  according to the purpose of his will,
6 q  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in r  the Beloved. 7 s  In him we have t  redemption u  through his blood v  the forgiveness of our trespasses w  according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 x  making known
Or  he lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight, making known . . .
to us the mystery of his will z  according to his purpose, which he aa  set forth in Christ
10as a plan for ab  the fullness of time ac  to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

11In him we have obtained ad  an inheritance ae  having been predestined af  according to the purpose of him who works all things according to ag  the counsel of his will, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be ah  to the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you heard ai  the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him aj  were sealed with the ak  promised Holy Spirit, 14who is al  the guarantee
Or down payment
of our an  inheritance until ao  we acquire ap  possession of it,
Or  until God redeems his possession
ar  to the praise of his glory.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

15For this reason as  because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love
Some manuscripts omit  your love
toward all the saints,
16I au  do not cease to give thanks for you, av  remembering you in my prayers, 17that aw  the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory ax  may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 ay  having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is az  the hope to which he has called you, what are ba  the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe bb  according to the working of bc  his great might 20that he worked in Christ bd  when he raised him from the dead and be  seated him at his right hand bf  in the heavenly places, 21 bg  far above bh  all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above bi  every name that is named, not only in bj  this age but also in the one to come. 22And bk  he put all things under his feet and gave him as bl  head over all things to the church, 23 bm  which is his body bn  the fullness of him bo  who fills bp  all in all.

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