In him we have redemption1 through his blood,2 the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches3 of God's grace
that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
And hea made known to us the mystery4 of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed5 in Christ,
to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment6--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.711
In him we were also chosen,b having been predestined8 according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose9 of his will,
in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.10