Ephesians 1
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The Blessings of Redemption

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

To the [b]saints who are [c]at Ephesus and are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before [d]Him. In love 5[e]He predestined us to adoption as sons and daughters through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6to the praise of the glory of His grace, with which He favored us in the Beloved. 7In [f]Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our wrongdoings, according to the riches of His grace 8which He [g]lavished on [h]us. In all wisdom and insight 9He [i]made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He set forth in Him, 10regarding His plan of the fullness of the times, to bring all things together in Christ, things [j]in the heavens and things on the earth. 11[k]In Him we also have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things in accordance with the plan of His will, 12to the end that [l]we who were the first to hope in the [m]Christ would be to the praise of His glory. 13In [n]Him, [o]you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also [p]believed, you were sealed in [q]Him with the Holy Spirit of the promise, 14who is a first installment of our inheritance, in regard to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

15For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and [r]your love for all the [s]saints, 16do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; 17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the [t]knowledge of Him. 18I pray that the eyes of your heart [u]may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the [v]saints, 19and what is the [w]boundless greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and made Him head over all things to the church, 23which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.



[a] 1 Lit through
[b] 1 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
[c] 1 Three early mss do not contain at Ephesus
[d] 4 Or Him, in love. He
[e] 5 Lit having predestined
[f] 7 Lit whom
[g] 8 Lit made abundant toward
[h] 8 Or us in all wisdom and insight. He
[i] 9 Lit making known
[j] 10 Lit upon
[k] 11 Lit In whom also
[l] 12 I.e., Jewish believers
[m] 12 I.e., Messiah
[n] 13 Lit whom
[o] 13 I.e., Gentile believers
[p] 13 Or believed in Him, you were sealed
[q] 13 Lit whom
[r] 15 Three early mss do not contain your love
[s] 15 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
[t] 17 Or true knowledge
[u] 18 Lit having been
[v] 18 See note 2 v 15
[w] 19 Lit surpassing

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