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Ephesians 1:11-17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 We have also received an inheritance[a] in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will, 12 so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.

13 When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. 14 He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession,[b] to the praise of His glory.

Prayer for Spiritual Insight

15 This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I never stop giving thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father,[c] would give you a spirit[d] of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.


  1. Ephesians 1:11 Or we also were chosen as an inheritance, or we were also made an inheritance
  2. Ephesians 1:14 The possession could be either man’s or God’s
  3. Ephesians 1:17 Or the Father of glory
  4. Ephesians 1:17 Or you the Spirit

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