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Ephesians 1

NLT 1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus. NIV 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: NLT 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. NLT 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with 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. NLT 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. NIV 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love NLT 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. NIV 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-- NLT 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. NIV 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. NLT 7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. NIV 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace NLT 8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. NIV 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. NLT 9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. NIV 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, NLT 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 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. NLT 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. 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, NLT 12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. NIV 12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. NLT 13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 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, NLT 14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him. 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. NLT 15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, NIV 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, NLT 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, NIV 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. NLT 17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. 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. NLT 18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. 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, NLT 19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power NIV 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, NLT 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. 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, NLT 21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also 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. NLT 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. NIV 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, NLT 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. NIV 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.