Ephesians 1:1-6 LEB


1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesusa and faithful in Christ Jesus:

References for Ephesians 1:1

    • 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")
      2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

      Praise to God for Spiritual Blessings

      3 Blessed [is]b 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]"
          4 just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, [that] we should be holy and blameless before him in love,c

          References for Ephesians 1:4

            • c 1:4 - Or "before him, having predestined us in love" (the phrase "in love" could go either with v. 4 or v. 5)
              5 having predestined us to adoption through Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will,
              6 to the praise of the glory of his grace that he bestowed on us in the beloved,