Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 1Blessed be 2the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing 3in the heavenly places,
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4 4even as he 5chose us in him 6before the foundation of the world, that we should be 7holy and blameless before him. In love
5 8he predestined usa for 9adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, 10according to the purpose of his will,
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    • b 1:5 - Or before him in love, having predestined us
      6 11to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in 12the Beloved.
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      7 13In him we have 14redemption 15through his blood, 16the forgiveness of our trespasses, 17according to the riches of his grace,
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      8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
      9 18making knownb to us the mystery of his will, 19according to his purpose, which he 20set forth in Christ
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        • c 1:9 - Or he lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight, making known...
          10 as a plan for 21the fullness of time, 22to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
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          11 In him we have obtained 23an inheritance, 24having been predestined 25according to the purpose of him who works all things according to 26the counsel of his will,
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          12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be 27to the praise of his glory.
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              13 In him you also, when you heard 28the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, 29were sealed with the 30promised Holy Spirit,
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              14 who is 31the guaranteec of our 32inheritance until 33we acquire 34possession of it,d35to the praise of his glory.
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                • d 1:14 - Or down payment
                • e 1:14 - Or until God redeems his possession