Ephesians 1:1-6 CEB


1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will. To the holy and faithful people in Christ Jesus in Ephesus.a

References for Ephesians 1:1

    • a 1:1 - The location of Ephesus was added in some later manuscripts, probably to make the opening of this letter similar to the others in the collection of Paul’s letters.
      2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

      The believers’ blessings

      3 Bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing that comes from heaven.

      References for Ephesians 1:3

          4 God chose us in Christ to be holy and blameless in God's presence before the creation of the world.
          5 God destined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ because of his love. This was according to his goodwill and plan
          6 and to honor his glorious grace that he has given to us freely through the Son whom he loves.