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10 as a plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.(A)

Inheritance Through the Spirit. 11 In him we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,(B) 12 so that we might exist for the praise of his glory, we who first hoped[a] in Christ.

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  1. 1:12 We who first hoped: probably Jewish Christians (contrast Eph 1:13, you, the Gentiles); possibly the people of Israel, “we who already enjoyed the hope of Christ,” or perhaps present hope in contrast to future redemption (cf. Eph 1:14).

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