1Paul, an apostle of JesusChristby the will of God, to the saints which areatEphesus,and to the faithfulinChristJesus:2Grace be to you,andpeace,fromGodourFather,and from the LordJesusChrist.3Blessed be the GodandFather of ourLordJesusChrist,who hath blesseduswithallspiritualblessingsinheavenly places inChrist:4
According as he hath chosenusinhimbefore the foundation of the world, that we should beholyand without blamebeforehiminlove:5
Having predestinatedusunto the adoption of childrenbyJesusChristtohimself,according to the good pleasure of hiswill,6To the praise of the glory of hisgrace,whereinhe hath madeusacceptedin the beloved .
7Inwhom we haveredemptionthroughhisblood, the forgiveness of sins,according to the riches of hisgrace;8Wherein he hath aboundedtowardusinallwisdomandprudence;9
Having made known unto us the mystery of hiswill, according tohis good pleasurewhich he hath purposedinhimself:10
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all thingsinChrist,bothwhich are inheaven,aandwhich are onearth; even inhim:11Inwhomalso we have obtained an inheritance , being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all thingsafter the counsel of his ownwill:12Thatwe should beto the praise of hisglory,who first trustedbinChrist.13Inwhomyealso trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of yoursalvation:inwhomalso after that ye believed , ye were sealed with that holySpirit of promise,14Whichis the earnest of ourinheritanceuntil the redemption of the purchased possession,unto the praise of hisglory.15WhereforeIalso, after I heardofyourfaithin the LordJesus,andloveuntoall the saints,16Ceasenot to give thanksforyou,makingmention of youinmyprayers;17That the God of ourLordJesusChrist, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdomandrevelationinc the knowledge of him:18
The eyes of yourunderstanding being enlightened ; thatye may knowwhatis the hope of hiscalling,andwhat the riches of the glory of hisinheritancein the saints,19Andwhat is the exceedinggreatness of hispowertous-wardwhobelieve , according to the working of hismightypower,20Which he wroughtinChrist, when he raisedhimfrom the dead,andset him at his own right handin the heavenly places,
Far aboveallprincipality,andpower,andmight,anddominion,andeveryname that is named , notonlyinthisworld,butalsoin that which is to come :
22And hath putall things underhisfeet,andgavehim to be the headoverall things to the church,23Whichishisbody, the fulness of him that fillethallinall.