Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God: To God's people who are in Ephesus--believers in Christ Jesus.
May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has crowned us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ;
even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.
For He pre-destined us to be adopted by Himself as sons through Jesus Christ--such being His gracious will and pleasure--
to the praise of the splendour of His grace with which He has enriched us in the beloved One.