Chapter 1Ephesians

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1 Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus through God’s will, to the saints that are at Ephesus and faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Blessed the God and Father of our :Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ: 4 even as he chose us in him before the world’s foundation, that we be holy and without blemish before him in love 5 having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his :will, 6 to the praise of the glory of his :grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved: 7 in whom we have the redemption through his :blood, the forgiveness of :trespasses, according to the riches of his :grace, 8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of his :will, according to his :good pleasure which he purposed in him 10 unto a dispensation of the fullness of the seasons, to sum up :all things in the Christ, those upon the heavens, and those upon the earth; in him 11 in whom also we were made a heritage, foreordained according to the pur pose of him who worketh :all things after the counsel of his :will; 12 that we be unto praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in the Christ: 13 in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your :salvation, — in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy :Spirit of the promise, 14 which is an earnest of our :inheritance, unto redemption of the possession, unto praise of his :glory.

15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is †among you, and which is toward all the saints, 16 cease not to give thanks for you, making mention in my :prayers; 17 that the God of our :Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in know ledge of him; 18 having the eyes of the heart :enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his :calling, what the riches of the glory of his :inheritance in the saints, 19 and what the exceeding greatness of his :power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his :might 20 which he wrought in the Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right in the heaven lies, 21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name named not only in this :age, but also in the one to come: 22 and he put all things in subjection under his :feet, and gave him for a head over all things to the church, 23 which is his :body, the fullness of him that filleth :all in all.

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