Ephesians 1:3-14 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]"
      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,b

      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,
          7 in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace,
          8 that he caused to abound to us in all wisdom and insight,
          9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in him,
          10 for the administration of the fullness of times, to bring together all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth, in him
          11 in whom also we were chosen, having been predestined according to the purpose of the One who works all [things] according to the counsel of his will,
          12 [that] we who hoped beforehand in Christ should be for the praise of his glory,
          13 in whom also you, when you heardc the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also when you believed you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

          References for Ephesians 1:13

            • d 1:13 - *This participle ("hearing") and the following one ("believing") are understood as temporal
              14 who is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory.