Ephesians 1:5-21 NIV

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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                              Thanksgiving and Prayer

                              15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,

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                              16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

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                              17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirite of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

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                              18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,

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                                  19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength

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                                  20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,

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                                      21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

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