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3 Bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing that comes from heaven.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
4 God chose us in Christ to be holy and blameless in God's presence before the creation of the world.
just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.
5 God destined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ because of his love. This was according to his goodwill and plan
He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 and to honor his glorious grace that he has given to us freely through the Son whom he loves.
to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
7 We have been ransomed through his Son's blood, and we have forgiveness for our failures based on his overflowing grace,
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
8 which he poured over us with wisdom and understanding.
that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight
9 God revealed his hidden design to us, which is according to his goodwill and the plan that he intended to accomplish through his Son.
he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ,
10 This is what God planned for the climax of all times: to bring all things together in Christ, the things in heaven along with the things on earth.
as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
11 We have also received an inheritance in Christ. We were destined by the plan of God, who accomplishes everything according to his design.
In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will,
12 We are called to be an honor to God's glory because we were the first to hope in Christ.
so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory.
13 You too heard the word of truth in Christ, which is the good news of your salvation. You were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit because you believed in Christ.
In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit;
14 The Holy Spirit is the down payment on our inheritance, which is applied toward our redemption as God's own people, resulting in the honor of God's glory.
this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God's own people, to the praise of his glory.
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