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Ephesians 1:3 LEB

Praise to God for Spiritual Blessings

3 Blessed [is]a the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in Christ,

References for Ephesians 1:3

    • b 1:3 - Or "blessed [be]"

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      • a 1:1 - A number of the earliest and most important manuscripts omit "in Ephesus," though it is hard to make sense of the line without this phrase (cf. rsv, "to the saints who are also faithful")
      • b 1:3 - Or "blessed [be]"
      • c 1:4 - Or "before him, having predestined us in love" (the phrase "in love" could go either with v. 4 or v. 5)
      • d 1:13 - *This participle ("hearing") and the following one ("believing") are understood as temporal
      • e 1:15 - Literally "the according to you faith"
      • f 1:17 - Literally "the Father of glory"
      • g 1:17 - *Here "glorious" is an attributive genitive
      • h 1:17 - *Or "spiritual wisdom" (with "wisdom" is an attributive genitive)
      • i 1:20 - Some manuscripts have "he worked"
      • j 1:20 - *These participles are either means ("by raising ... and seating") or temporal ("when he raised ... and seated")
      • k 1:20 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
      • l 1:22 - An allusion to Ps 8:6