Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
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Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
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For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
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he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
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to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
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In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
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that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,
he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
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to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
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In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
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