1 *aPaul, an apostle of Jesus Christ bby the will of God, to the saints which are at cEphesus, and to dthe faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 eGrace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 fBlessed be gthe God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings hin heavenly ||places in Christ: 4 According as ihe hath jchosen us in him kbefore the foundation of the world, that we should be lholy and without blame before him in love: 5 mHaving predestinated us unto nthe adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, oaccording to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath pmade us accepted in qthe beloved. 7 rIn whom we have sredemption tthrough his blood, uthe forgiveness of sins, according to vthe riches of his grace; 8 Wherein whe hath abounded toward us in all xwisdom and prudence; 9 yHaving made known unto us the mystery of his will, oaccording to his good pleasure which zhe hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of athe fulness of times bhe might gather together in one call things in Christ, cboth which are in †heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also dwe have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated eaccording to the purpose of him who worketh all things after fthe counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be gto the praise of his glory, who hfirst ||trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, iafter that ye heard kthe word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also lafter that ye believed, ye were msealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is nthe earnest dof our inheritance until the oredemption of pthe purchased possession, gunto the praise of his glory.
15 Wherefore I also, qafter I rheard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 stCease not uto give thanks vfor you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That wthe God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, tmay give unto you the spirit of xwisdom and yrevelation ||in the knowledge of him: 18 zThe eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is athe hope of his calling, and what bthe riches of the glory of his cinheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, daccording to the working †of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, ewhen he raised him from the dead, and fset him at his own right hand gin the heavenly places, 21 hFar above all ikprincipality, and kpower, and might, and dominion, and levery name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And mhath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be nthe head over all things to the church, 23 oWhich is his body, pthe fulness of him that qfilleth rall in all.
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