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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Ephesians 1:1–11

The Blessings of Redemption

1 Paul, aan apostle of bChrist Jesus 1cby the will of God,

To the 2dsaints who are 3at eEphesus and fwho are faithful in bChrist Jesus:

2 aGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 aBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in bthe heavenly places in Christ,

4 just as aHe chose us in Him before bthe foundation of the world, that we would be choly and blameless before 1Him. dIn love

5 1He apredestined us to badoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, caccording to the 2kind intention of His will,

6 ato the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in bthe Beloved.

7 aIn 1Him we have bredemption cthrough His blood, the dforgiveness of our trespasses, according to ethe riches of His grace

8 which He 1lavished on 2us. In all wisdom and insight

9 He 1amade known to us the mystery of His will, baccording to His 2kind intention which He cpurposed in Him

10 with a view to an administration 1suitable to athe fullness of the times, that is, bthe summing up of all things in Christ, things 2in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him

11 1also we 2ahave obtained an inheritance, having been bpredestined caccording to His purpose who works all things dafter the counsel of His will,

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