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Ephesians 1:12-22 (New International Version)

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12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.1 13 And you also were included in Christ2 when you heard the word of truth,3 the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal,4 the promised Holy Spirit,5 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance6 until the redemption7 of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.8

Thanksgiving and Prayer

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus9 and your love for all the saints,10 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you,11 remembering you in my prayers.12 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father,13 may give you the Spirita of wisdom14 and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened15 in order that you may know the hope to which he has called16 you, the riches17 of his glorious inheritance18 in the saints,19 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power20 is like the working of his mighty strength,21 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead22 and seated him at his right hand23 in the heavenly realms,24 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion,25 and every title26 that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.27 22 And God placed all things under his feet28 and appointed him to be head29 over everything for the church,
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