just as (A)He chose us in Him before (B)the foundation of the world, that we would be (C)holy and blameless before [a]Him. (D)In love [b]He (E)predestined us to (F)adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, (G)according to the [c]kind intention of His will, (H)to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in (I)the Beloved. (J)In [d]Him we have (K)redemption (L)through His blood, the (M)forgiveness of our trespasses, according to (N)the riches of His grace which He [e]lavished on [f]us. In all wisdom and insight He [g](O)made known to us the mystery of His will, (P)according to His [h]kind intention which He (Q)purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration [i]suitable to (R)the fullness of the times, that is, (S)the summing up of all things in Christ, things [j]in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 [k]also we [l](T)have obtained an inheritance, having been (U)predestined (V)according to His purpose who works all things (W)after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in [m]Christ would be (X)to the praise of His glory. 13 In [n]Him, you also, after listening to (Y)the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also [o]believed, you were (Z)sealed in [p]Him with (AA)the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is [q](AB)given as a pledge of (AC)our inheritance, with a view to the (AD)redemption of (AE)God’s own possession, (AF)to the praise of His glory.

15 For this reason I too, (AG)having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and [r]your love for (AH)all the [s]saints, 16 (AI)do not cease giving thanks for you, (AJ)while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the (AK)God of our Lord Jesus Christ, (AL)the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of (AM)wisdom and of (AN)revelation in the [t]knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that (AO)the eyes of your heart [u]may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the (AP)hope of His (AQ)calling, what are (AR)the riches of the glory of (AS)His inheritance in (AT)the [v]saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. (AU)These are in accordance with the working of the (AV)strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He (AW)raised Him from the dead and (AX)seated Him at His right hand in (AY)the heavenly places, 21 far above (AZ)all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every (BA)name that is named, not only in (BB)this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He (BC)put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as (BD)head over all things to the church, 23 which is His (BE)body, the (BF)fullness of Him who (BG)fills (BH)all in all.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 1:4 Or Him, in love
  2. Ephesians 1:5 Lit having predestined
  3. Ephesians 1:5 Lit good pleasure
  4. Ephesians 1:7 Lit whom
  5. Ephesians 1:8 Lit made abundant toward
  6. Ephesians 1:8 Or us, in all wisdom and insight
  7. Ephesians 1:9 Lit making known
  8. Ephesians 1:9 Lit good pleasure
  9. Ephesians 1:10 Lit of
  10. Ephesians 1:10 Lit upon
  11. Ephesians 1:11 Lit in whom also
  12. Ephesians 1:11 Or were made a heritage
  13. Ephesians 1:12 I.e. the Messiah
  14. Ephesians 1:13 Lit whom
  15. Ephesians 1:13 Or believed in Him, you were sealed
  16. Ephesians 1:13 Lit whom
  17. Ephesians 1:14 Or a down payment
  18. Ephesians 1:15 Three early mss do not contain your love
  19. Ephesians 1:15 V 1, note 2
  20. Ephesians 1:17 Or true knowledge
  21. Ephesians 1:18 Lit being
  22. Ephesians 1:18 Or holy ones

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