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