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Ephesians 1:3-14 (Today's New International Version)

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Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,1 who has blessed us in the heavenly realms2 with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us3 in him before the creation of the world4 to be holy and blameless5 in his sight. In love6 5 hea predestined7 us for adoption to sonshipb8 through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure9 and will-- 6 to the praise of his glorious grace,10 which he has freely given us in the One he loves.11 7 In him we have redemption12 through his blood,13 the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches14 of God's grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 hec made known to us the mystery15 of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed16 in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment17--to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.18 11 In him we were also chosen,d having been predestined19 according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose20 of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.21 13 And you also were included in Christ22 when you heard the word of truth,23 the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal,24 the promised Holy Spirit,25 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance26 until the redemption27 of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.28
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