Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly things in Christ;
according as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in charity;
having marked out beforehand the way for us to be adopted as sons by Jesus Christ in himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
to the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved;
in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace,
which has over abounded in us in all wisdom and prudence;
having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself,
that in the dispensation of the fulfillment of the times he might restore all things by the Christ, both those which are in heaven and those which are on earth,
in him in whom likewise we have obtained an inheritance, having had the way marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will,
so that we should be to the praise of his glory, those of us who first trusted in the Christ.
In whom ye also trusted, hearing the word of truth, the gospel of your saving health; in whom also after ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of the promise,
which is the earnest of our inheritance unto the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.