Paul, an apostle1 of Christ Jesus by the will of God,2 To the saints3 in Ephesus,4 the faithful5 in Christ Jesus:
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Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.6
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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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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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he predestined13 us to be adopted as his sons14 through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure15 and will--
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to the praise of his glorious grace,16 which he has freely given us in the One he loves.17
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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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that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.