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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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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he predestined7 us to be adopted as his sons8 through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure9 and will--
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to the praise of his glorious grace,10 which he has freely given us in the One he loves.11
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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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that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.