Ephesians 1:1-6 TNIV

1 Paul, an apostle1 of Christ Jesus by the will of God,2 To God's holy people3 in Ephesus,a4 the faithful5 in Christ Jesus:

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    • a 1:1 - Some early manuscripts do not have "in Ephesus."
      2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.6

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      Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

      3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,7 who has blessed us in the heavenly realms8 with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

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      4 For he chose us9 in him before the creation of the world10 to be holy and blameless11 in his sight. In love12

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      5 heb predestined13 us for adoption to sonshipc14 through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure15 and will--

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        • b 1:5 - ,5 Or "sight in love. 5 He"
        • c 1:5 - The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.
          6 to the praise of his glorious grace,16 which he has freely given us in the One he loves.17

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