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¶ Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

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

¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly things in Christ;

according as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in charity;

having marked out beforehand the way for us to be adopted as sons by Jesus Christ in himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

to the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he has made us accepted in the beloved;

in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace,

which has over abounded in us in all wisdom and prudence;

having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself,

10 that in the dispensation of the fulfillment of the times he might restore all things by the Christ, both those which are in heaven and those which are on earth,

11 in him in whom likewise we have obtained an inheritance, having had the way marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will,

12 so that we should be to the praise of his glory, those of us who first trusted in the Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, hearing the word of truth, the gospel of your saving health; in whom also after ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of the promise,

14 which is the earnest of our inheritance unto the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

15 ¶ Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and charity unto all the saints,

16 cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;

18 illuminating the eyes of your understanding, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints

19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power in us who believe, by the operation of the power of his strength,

20 which operated in the Christ, raising him from the dead and setting him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come,

22 And has put all things under his feet and gave him to be the head over all things to the congregation, {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}

23 which is his body, and he is the fullness of her: who fills all things in everyone.

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