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10 as a blueprint for when the time was ripe. His plan was to sum up the whole cosmos in the king – yes, everything in heaven and on earth, in him.

The Inheritance and the Spirit

11 In him we have received the inheritance! We were foreordained to this, according to the intention of the one who does all things in accordance with the counsel of his purpose. 12 This was so that we, we who first hoped in the king, might live for the praise of his glory.

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10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment(A)—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.(B)

11 In him we were also chosen,[a] having been predestined(C) according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose(D) of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 1:11 Or were made heirs

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