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Ephesians 1:3-14 NIV

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 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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4 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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5 hea predestined us for adoption to sonshipb through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

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    • b 1:5 - Or "sight in love. " 5"He"
    • c 1:5 - The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.
      6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

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          7 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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              8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,
              9 hec made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

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                • d 1:9 - Or "us with all wisdom and understanding. " 9"And he"
                  10 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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                  11 In him we were also chosen,d 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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                    • e 1:11 - Or "were made heirs"
                      12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

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                        • 27 1:12 - ver 6,14
                          13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

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                          14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

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                              • a 1:1 - Some early manuscripts do not have "in Ephesus."
                              • b 1:5 - Or "sight in love. " 5"He"
                              • c 1:5 - The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.
                              • d 1:9 - Or "us with all wisdom and understanding. " 9"And he"
                              • e 1:11 - Or "were made heirs"
                              • f 1:17 - Or "a spirit"