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1 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the purpose of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and those who have faith in Christ Jesus: 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us every blessing of the Spirit in the heavens in Christ: 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
4 Even as he made selection of us in him from the first, so that we might be holy and free from all evil before him in love: 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
5 As we were designed before by him for the position of sons to himself, through Jesus Christ, in the good pleasure of his purpose, 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will--
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely gave to us in the Loved One: 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
7 In whom we have salvation through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, through the wealth of his grace, 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace
8 Which he gave us in full measure in all wisdom and care; 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
9 Having made clear to us the secret of his purpose, in agreement with the design which he had in mind, to put into his hands 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
10 The ordering of the times when they are complete, so that all things might come to a head in Christ, the things in heaven and the things on the earth; in him, I say, 10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
11 In whom we have a heritage, being marked out from the first in his purpose who does all things in agreement with his designs; 11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
12 So that his glory might have praise through us who first had hope in Christ: 12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
13 In whom you, having been given the true word, the good news of your salvation, and through your faith in him, were given the sign of the Holy Spirit of hope, 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
14 Which is the first-fruit of our heritage, till God gets back that which is his, to the praise of his glory. 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.
15 For this cause I, having had news of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and which you make clear to all the saints, 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
16 Give praise without end for you, keeping you in mind in my prayers; 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18 And that having the eyes of your heart full of light, you may have knowledge of what is the hope of his purpose, what is the wealth of the glory of his heritage in the saints, 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
19 And how unlimited is his power to us who have faith, as is seen in the working of the strength of his power, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,
20 By which he made Christ come back from the dead, and gave him a place at his right hand in heaven, 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
21 Far over all rule and authority and power and every name which is named, not only in the present order, but in that which is to come: 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
22 And he has put all things under his feet, and has made him to be head over all things to the church, 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
23 Which is his body, the full measure of him in whom all things are made complete. 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.