Ephesians 1:1-8 NLT

1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus.It is written to God's holy people in Ephesus, a who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.

References for Ephesians 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Some manuscripts do not include <I>in Ephesus.</I>
      2 May grace and peace be yours, sent to you from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
      3 How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ.
      4 Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
      5 His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure.
      6 So we praise God for the wonderful kindness he has poured out on us because we belong to his dearly loved Son.
      7 He is so rich in kindness that he purchased our freedom through the blood of his Son, and our sins are forgiven.
      8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.