Greeting1 Paul 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 Christ3 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 usfor 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, 8 which 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 10 as a plan for ab the fullness of time ac to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11 In 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, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be ah to the praise of his glory. 13 In 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, 14 who is al the guarantee ▼
▼ Or down paymentof our an inheritance until ao we acquire ap possession of it, ▼
▼ Or until God redeems his possessionar to the praise of his glory.
Thanksgiving and Prayer15 For this reason as because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love ▼
▼ Some manuscripts omit your lovetoward all the saints, 16 I au do not cease to give thanks for you, av remembering you in my prayers, 17 that 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, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe bb according to the working of bc his great might 20 that 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. 22 And 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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