Ephesians 1:3-14 NIV

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,1 who has blessed us in the heavenly realms2 with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

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4 For he chose us3 in him before the creation of the world4 to be holy and blameless5 in his sight. In love6

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5 hea predestined7 us to be adopted as his sons8 through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure9 and will--

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    • c 1:5 - ,5 Or "sight in love. 5 He"
      6 to the praise of his glorious grace,10 which he has freely given us in the One he loves.11

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          7 In him we have redemption12 through his blood,13 the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches14 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 mystery15 of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed16 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 fulfillment17--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.18

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                  11 In him we were also chosen,c having been predestined19 according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose20 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.21

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                        • 27 1:12 - ver 6,14
                          13 And you also were included in Christ22 when you heard the word of truth,23 the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal,24 the promised Holy Spirit,25

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                          14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance26 until the redemption27 of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.28

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