Ephesians 1:2-12 NIV

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.1

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Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,2 who has blessed us in the heavenly realms3 with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

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4 For he chose us4 in him before the creation of the world5 to be holy and blameless6 in his sight. In love7

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5 hea predestined8 us to be adopted as his sons9 through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure10 and will--

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    • c 1:5 - ,5 Or "sight in love. 5 He"
      6 to the praise of his glorious grace,11 which he has freely given us in the One he loves.12

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          7 In him we have redemption13 through his blood,14 the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches15 of God's grace

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              8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
              9 And heb made known to us the mystery16 of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed17 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 fulfillment18--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.19

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                  11 In him we were also chosen,c having been predestined20 according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose21 of his will,

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                    • e 1:11 - Or "were made heirs"
                      12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.22

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                        • 27 1:12 - ver 6,14