Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 1

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Ephesians 1

NIRV 1 I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Christ Jesus just as God planned. I am sending this letter to you, God's people in Ephesus. Because you belong to Christ Jesus, you are faithful. NIV 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: NIRV 2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. NIV 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. NIRV 3 Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Those blessings come from the heavenly world. They belong to us because we belong to Christ. NIV 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. NIRV 4 God chose us to belong to Christ before the world was created. He chose us to be holy and without blame in his eyes. He loved us. NIV 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love NIRV 5 So he decided long ago to adopt us as his children. He did it because of what Jesus Christ has done. It pleased God to do it. NIV 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-- NIRV 6 All those things bring praise to his glorious grace. God freely gave us his grace because of the One he loves. NIV 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. NIRV 7 We have been set free because of what Christ has done. Through his blood our sins have been forgiven. We have been set free because God's grace is so rich. NIV 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace NIRV 8 He poured his grace on us by giving us great wisdom and understanding. NIV 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. NIRV 9 He showed us the mystery of his plan. It was in keeping with what he wanted to do. It was what he had planned through Christ. NIV 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, NIRV 10 It will all come about when history has been completed. God will then bring together all things in heaven and on earth under one ruler. The ruler is Christ. NIV 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. NIRV 11 We were also chosen to belong to him. God decided to choose us long ago in keeping with his plan. He works out everything to fit his plan and purpose. NIV 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, NIRV 12 We were the first to put our hope in Christ. We were chosen to bring praise to his glory. NIV 12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. NIRV 13 You also became believers in Christ. That happened when you heard the message of truth. It was the good news about how you could be saved. When you believed, he marked you with a seal. The seal is the Holy Spirit that he promised. NIV 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, NIRV 14 The Spirit marks us as God's own. We can now be sure that someday we will receive all that God has promised. That will happen after God sets all of his people completely free. All of those things will bring praise to his glory. NIV 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory. NIRV 15 I have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus. I have also heard about your love for all of God's people. That is why NIV 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, NIRV 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I always remember you in my prayers. NIV 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. NIRV 17 I pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the glorious Father. I keep asking him to give you the wisdom and understanding that come from the Holy Spirit. I want you to know God better. NIV 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. NIRV 18 I also pray that your mind might see more clearly. Then you will know the hope God has chosen you to receive. You will know that the things God's people will receive are rich and glorious. NIV 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, NIRV 19 And you will know his great power. It can't be compared with anything else. It is at work for us who believe. It is like the mighty strength NIV 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, NIRV 20 God showed when he raised Christ from the dead. He seated him at his right hand in his heavenly kingdom. NIV 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, NIRV 21 There Christ sits far above all who rule and have authority. He also sits far above all powers and kings. He is above every title that can be given in this world and in the world to come. NIV 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. NIRV 22 God placed all things under Christ's rule. He appointed him to be ruler over everything for the church. NIV 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, NIRV 23 The church is Christ's body. It is filled by Christ. He fills everything in every way. NIV 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.