Ephesians 1:7-17 NLT

7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure.
10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.
11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God,a for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.

References for Ephesians 1:11

    • 1:11 - Or we have become God’s inheritance.
      12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God.
      13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his ownb by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.

      References for Ephesians 1:13

        • 1:13 - Or he put his seal on you.
          14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
          15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,c

          References for Ephesians 1:15

            • 1:15 - Some manuscripts read your faithfulness to the Lord Jesus and to God’s people everywhere.
              16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly,
              17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdomd and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.

              References for Ephesians 1:17

                • 1:17 - Or to give you the Spirit of wisdom.