Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.(A)

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,(B) who has blessed us in the heavenly realms(C) with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us(D) in him before the creation of the world(E) to be holy and blameless(F) in his sight. In love(G) he[a] predestined(H) us for adoption to sonship[b](I) through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure(J) and will— to the praise of his glorious grace,(K) which he has freely given us in the One he loves.(L)

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  1. Ephesians 1:5 Or sight in love. He
  2. Ephesians 1:5 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.

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