Ephesians 1:1-14 (New American Standard)

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The Blessings of Redemption

1 Paul, 1an apostle of 2Christ Jesus a3by the will of God, To the b4saints who are cat 5Ephesus and 6who are faithful in 7Christ Jesus: 2 8Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 9Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in 10the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as 11He chose us in Him before 12the foundation of the world, that we would be 13holy and blameless before dHim. 14In love 5 eHe 15predestined us to 16adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, 17according to the fkind intention of His will, 6 18to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in 19the Beloved. 7 20In gHim we have 21redemption 22through His blood, the 23forgiveness of our trespasses, according to 24the riches of His grace 8 which He hlavished on ius. In all wisdom and insight 9 He j25made known to us the mystery of His will, 26according to His kkind intention which He 27purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration lsuitable to 28the fullness of the times, that is, 29the summing up of all things in Christ, things min the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 nalso we o30have obtained an inheritance, having been 31predestined 32according to His purpose who works all things 33after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in pChrist would be 34to the praise of His glory. 13 In qHim, you also, after listening to 35the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation -having also rbelieved, you were 36sealed in sHim with 37the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who 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.
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