1Paul, 1an apostle of 2ChristJesusa3by the will of God, To the b4saints who are cat 5Ephesus and 6who are faithful in 7ChristJesus :
28Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LordJesusChrist.
39Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesusChrist, who has blessed us with everyspiritualblessing in 10the heavenly places in Christ,
4just as 11He chose us in Him before12the foundation of the world, that we would be 13holy and blamelessbeforedHim. 14In love5eHe 15predestined us to 16adoption as sonsthroughJesusChrist to Himself, 17according to the fkindintention of His will,
618to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freelybestowed on us in 19the Beloved.
720In gHim we have21redemption22through His blood, the 23forgiveness of our trespasses, according to 24the riches of His grace8which He hlavished on ius. In allwisdom and insight9
He j25madeknown to us the mystery of His will, 26according to His kkindintentionwhich He 27purposed in Him
with a view to an administrationlsuitable to 28the fullness of the times, that is, 29the summing up of allthings in Christ, things min the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
11nalso we o30have obtained an inheritance, having been 31predestined32according to His purpose who worksallthings33after the counsel of His will,
to the end that we who were the first to hope in pChrist would be 34to the praise of His glory.
In qHim, you also, after listening to 35the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation -having alsorbelieved, you were 36sealed in sHim with 37the HolySpirit of promise,
14who is t38given as a pledge of 39our inheritance, with a view to the 40redemption of 41God's own possession, 42to the praise of His glory.