Ephesians 1:3-14 CSB

God's Rich Blessings

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,a in Christ;

References for Ephesians 1:3

    • b 1:3 - Eph 1:20; 2:6; 3:10; 6:12
      4 for He choseb us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight.c In loved

      References for Ephesians 1:4

        • c 1:4 - Rm 11:5-7; 1 Co 1:26-31; 1 Th 1:4; 2 Th 2:13; 1 Pt 1:1-2
        • d 1:4 - Vv. 3-14 are 1 sentence in Gk.
        • e 1:4 - Or In His sight in love
          5 He predestinede us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,

          References for Ephesians 1:5

            • f 1:5 - Ac 4:28; Rm 8:29-30; 1 Co 2:7; Eph 1:11
              6 to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.
              7 In Himf we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

              References for Ephesians 1:7

                • g 1:7 - Eph 1:11,13
                  8 that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
                  9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him
                  10 for the administrationg) of the days of fulfillmenth-to bring everything together in the Messiah, both things in heaven and things on earth in Him.

                  References for Ephesians 1:10

                    • h 1:10 - Or dispensation; lit house law (Gk oikonomia
                    • i 1:10 - Lit the fulfillment of times
                      11 In Him we were also made His inheritance,i predestinedj according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will,

                      References for Ephesians 1:11

                        • j 1:11 - Or we also were chosen as an inheritance, or we also received an inheritance
                        • k 1:11 - Ac 4:28; Rm 8:29-30; 1 Co 2:7; Eph 1:5
                          12 so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.
                          13 In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation-in Him when you believed-were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
                          14 He is the down paymentk of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession,l to the praise of His glory.

                          References for Ephesians 1:14

                            • l 1:14 - Gn 38:17-18,20; 2 Co 1:22; 5:5
                            • m 1:14 - the possession could be either man's or God's