Ephesians 1:1-8 NRS

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus and are faithful a in Christ Jesus:

References for Ephesians 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Other ancient authorities lack [in Ephesus], reading [saints who are also faithful]
      2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
      3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
      4 just as he chose us in Christ b before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.

      References for Ephesians 1:4

        • b 1:4 - Gk [in him]
          5 He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,
          6 to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
          7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
          8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight