1Blessed be 2the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing 3in the heavenly places,
4even as he 5chose us in him 6before the foundation of the world, that we should be 7holy and blameless before him. In love
8he predestined us for 9adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, 10according to the purpose of his will,
11to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in 12the Beloved.