Ephesians 1:1-11 NIV

1 Paul, an apostle1 of Christ Jesus by the will of God,2 To the saints3 in Ephesus,a4 the faithfulb5 in Christ Jesus:

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    • a 1:1 - Some early manuscripts do not have "in Ephesus."
    • b 1:1 - Or "believers who are"
      2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.6

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      Spiritual Blessings in Christ

      3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,7 who has blessed us in the heavenly realms8 with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

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      4 For he chose us9 in him before the creation of the world10 to be holy and blameless11 in his sight. In love12

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      5 hec predestined13 us to be adopted as his sons14 through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure15 and will--

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        • c 1:5 - ,5 Or "sight in love. 5 He"
          6 to the praise of his glorious grace,16 which he has freely given us in the One he loves.17

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              7 In him we have redemption18 through his blood,19 the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches20 of God's grace

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                  8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
                  9 And hed made known to us the mystery21 of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed22 in Christ,

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                    • d 1:9 - ,9 Or "us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he"
                      10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment23--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.24

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                      11 In him we were also chosen,e having been predestined25 according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose26 of his will,

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                        • e 1:11 - Or "were made heirs"