He [a](A)made known to us the mystery of His will, (B)according to His [b]kind intention which He (C)purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration [c]suitable to (D)the fullness of the times, that is, (E)the summing up of all things in Christ, things [d]in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 [e]also we [f](F)have obtained an inheritance, having been (G)predestined (H)according to His purpose who works all things (I)after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in [g]Christ would be (J)to the praise of His glory. 13 In [h]Him, you also, after listening to (K)the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also [i]believed, you were (L)sealed in [j]Him with (M)the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is [k](N)given as a pledge of (O)our inheritance, with a view to the (P)redemption of (Q)God’s own possession, (R)to the praise of His glory.

15 For this reason I too, (S)having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and [l]your love for (T)all the [m]saints, 16 (U)do not cease giving thanks for you, (V)while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the (W)God of our Lord Jesus Christ, (X)the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of (Y)wisdom and of (Z)revelation in the [n]knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that (AA)the eyes of your heart [o]may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the (AB)hope of His (AC)calling, what are (AD)the riches of the glory of (AE)His inheritance in (AF)the [p]saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. (AG)These are in accordance with the working of the (AH)strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He (AI)raised Him from the dead and (AJ)seated Him at His right hand in (AK)the heavenly places, 21 far above (AL)all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every (AM)name that is named, not only in (AN)this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He (AO)put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as (AP)head over all things to the church, 23 which is His (AQ)body, the (AR)fullness of Him who (AS)fills (AT)all in all.

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

22 But (A)I urge you, (B)brethren, [a]bear with [b]this (C)word of exhortation, for (D)I have written to you briefly.

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  1. Hebrews 13:22 Or listen to
  2. Hebrews 13:22 Lit the

12 Through (A)Silvanus, our faithful brother [a](for so I regard him), (B)I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is (C)the true grace of God. (D)Stand firm in it!

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  1. 1 Peter 5:12 Lit (as I consider)

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