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, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in 1Christ would be ato the praise of His glory. 13 In 1Him, you also, after listening to athe message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also 2believed, you were bsealed in 1Him with cthe Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is 1agiven as a pledge of bour inheritance, with a view to the credemption of dGod’s own possession, eto the praise of His glory.
15 For this reason I too, ahaving heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and 1your love for ball the 2saints, 16 ado not cease giving thanks for you, bwhile making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the aGod of our Lord Jesus Christ, bthe Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of cwisdom and of drevelation in the 1knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that athe eyes of your heart 1may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the bhope of His ccalling, what are dthe riches of the glory of eHis inheritance in fthe 2saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. aThese are in accordance with the working of the bstrength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He araised Him from the dead and bseated Him at His right hand in cthe heavenly places, 21 far above aall rule and authority and power and dominion, and every bname that is named, not only in cthis age but also in the one to come. 22 And He aput all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as bhead over all things to the church, 23 which is His abody, the bfullness of Him who cfills dall in all.
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