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1 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God: To God's people who are in Ephesus--believers 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 May grace and peace be granted to you 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 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has crowned us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms 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, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
5 For He pre-destined us to be adopted by Himself as sons through Jesus Christ--such being His gracious will and pleasure-- 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 splendour of His grace with which He has enriched us in the beloved One. 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
7 It is in Him, and through the shedding of His blood, that we have our deliverance--the forgiveness of our offences--so abundant was God's grace, 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace
8 the grace which He, the possessor of all wisdom and understanding, lavished upon us, 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
9 when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
10 for the government of the world when the times are ripe for it--the purpose which He has cherished in His own mind of restoring the whole creation to find its one Head in Christ; yes, things in Heaven and things on earth, to find their one Head in Him. 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 Him we Jews have been made heirs, having been chosen beforehand in accordance with the intention of Him whose might carries out in everything the design of His own will, 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 we should be devoted to the extolling of His glorious attributes--we who were the first to fix our hopes on Christ. 12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
13 And in Him you Gentiles also, after listening to the Message of the truth, the Good News of your salvation--having believed in Him--were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit; 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 that Spirit being a pledge and foretaste of our inheritance, in anticipation of its full redemption--the inheritance which He has purchased to be specially His for the extolling 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 reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which prevails among you, and of your love for all God's people, 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
16 offer never ceasing thanks on your behalf while I make mention of you in my prayers. 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
17 For I always beseech the God of our Lord Jesus Christ--the Father most glorious--to give you a spirit of wisdom and penetration through an intimate 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 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened so that you may know what is the hope which His call to you inspires, what the wealth of the glory of His inheritance in God's people, 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 what the transcendent greatness of His power in us believers as seen in the working of His infinite might 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,
20 when He displayed it in Christ by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His own right hand in the heavenly realms, 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 high above all other government and authority and power and dominion, and every title of sovereignty used either in this Age or in the Age 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 God has put all things under His feet, and has appointed Him universal and supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body, 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
23 the completeness of Him who everywhere fills the universe with Himself. 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.