Greeting1Paul, aan apostle of Christ Jesus bby the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and care faithful ▼
▼Some manuscripts saints who are also faithful (omitting in Ephesus)in Christ Jesus:
2 eGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Spiritual Blessings in Christ3 fBlessed be gthe God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing hin the heavenly places, 4 ieven as he jchose us in him kbefore the foundation of the world, that we should be lholy and blameless before him. In love 5 mhe predestined us ▼
▼Or before him in love, having predestined usfor oadoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, paccording to the purpose of his will, 6 qto the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in rthe Beloved. 7 sIn him we have tredemption uthrough his blood, vthe forgiveness of our trespasses, waccording to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 xmaking known ▼
▼Or he lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight, making known . . .to us the mystery of his will, zaccording to his purpose, which he aaset forth in Christ 10as a plan for abthe fullness of time, acto unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
11In him we have obtained adan inheritance, aehaving been predestined afaccording to the purpose of him who works all things according to agthe counsel of his will, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be ahto the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you heard aithe word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, ajwere sealed with the akpromised Holy Spirit, 14who is althe guarantee ▼
▼Or down paymentof our aninheritance until aowe acquire appossession of it, ▼
▼Or until God redeems his possessionarto the praise of his glory.
Thanksgiving and Prayer15For this reason, asbecause I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit your lovetoward all the saints, 16I audo not cease to give thanks for you, avremembering you in my prayers, 17that awthe God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, axmay give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 ayhaving the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is azthe hope to which he has called you, what are bathe riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, bbaccording to the working of bchis great might 20that he worked in Christ bdwhen he raised him from the dead and beseated him at his right hand bfin the heavenly places, 21 bgfar above bhall rule and authority and power and dominion, and above bievery name that is named, not only in bjthis age but also in the one to come. 22And bkhe put all things under his feet and gave him as blhead over all things to the church, 23 bmwhich is his body, bnthe fullness of him bowho fills bpall in all.
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