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The New International Version

Ephesians 1:1–10

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Paul, an apostlea of Christ Jesus by the will of God,b

To God’s holy peoplec in Ephesus,a d the faithfule in Christ Jesus:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.f

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,g who has blessed us in the heavenly realmsh with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose usi in him before the creation of the worldj to be holy and blamelessk in his sight. In lovel heb predestinedm us for adoption to sonshipc n through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasureo and will—to the praise of his glorious grace,p which he has freely given us in the One he loves.q In him we have redemptionr through his blood,s the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the richest of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, hed made known to us the mysteryu of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposedv in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillmentw—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.x

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Some early manuscripts do not have in Ephesus.

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Or sight in love. 5He

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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.

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Or us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he

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