Ephesians 1:1-6 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful 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 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] 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 chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish 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 having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 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 bestowed on us in the Beloved: 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.