Ephesians 1

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, to the saints that are in Ephesus, even the believers in Christ Jesus: Favor to you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ; according as he has elected us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, and unblamable in his sight; in love, having formerly marked us out for adoption through Jesus Christ, to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his favor, with which he has highly favored us in the Beloved; in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his favor, which has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known to us the secret of his will according to his benevolent purpose, which he had purposed in himself, 10 for the administration of the fullness of the appointed times, to gather together all under Christ--all in the heavens, and all on the earth--under him: 11 under whom even we have inherited, having been formerly marked out according to the purpose of him who effectually works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 that we should be to the praise of his glory, who before trusted in Christ. 13 In whom you, also, trusted , having heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom, also, having believed, you were sealed with the spirit of the promise--the Holy Spirit-- 14 who is an earnest of our inheritance, for the redemption of the purchase, to the praise of his glory.

15 For this reason, I, also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and of your love to all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; 18 that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance among the saints; 19 and what the exceeding greatness of his power, in relation to us who believe according to the working of his mighty power, 20 which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places; 21 far above all government, and power, and might, and lordship, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come; 22 and subjected all things under his feet, and appointed him head over all things to the congregation, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all;

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