just as (A)He chose us in Him before (B)the foundation of the world, that we would be (C)holy and blameless before [a]Him. (D)In love [b]He (E)predestined us to (F)adoption as sons and daughters through Jesus Christ to Himself, (G)according to the good pleasure of His will, (H)to the praise of the glory of His grace, with which He favored us in (I)the Beloved. (J)In [c]Him we have (K)redemption (L)through His blood, the (M)forgiveness of our wrongdoings, according to (N)the riches of His grace which He [d]lavished on [e]us. In all wisdom and insight He [f](O)made known to us the mystery of His will, (P)according to His good pleasure which He (Q)set forth in Him, 10 regarding His plan of (R)the fullness of the times, (S)to bring all things together in Christ, things [g]in the heavens and things on the earth. 11 [h]In Him we also (T)have obtained an inheritance, having been (U)predestined (V)according to the purpose of Him who works all things (W)in accordance with the plan of His will, 12 to the end that [i]we who were the first to hope in the [j]Christ would be (X)to the praise of His glory. 13 In [k]Him, [l]you also, after listening to (Y)the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also [m]believed, you were (Z)sealed in [n]Him with (AA)the Holy Spirit of the promise, 14 who is a (AB)first installment of (AC)our inheritance, in regard to the (AD)redemption of (AE)God’s own possession, (AF)to the praise of His glory.

15 For this reason I too, (AG)having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and [o]your love for (AH)all the [p]saints, 16 (AI)do not cease giving thanks for you, (AJ)while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the (AK)God of our Lord Jesus Christ, (AL)the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of (AM)wisdom and of (AN)revelation in the [q]knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that (AO)the eyes of your heart [r]may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the (AP)hope of His (AQ)calling, what are (AR)the riches of the glory of (AS)His inheritance in (AT)the [s]saints, 19 and what is the [t]boundless greatness of His power toward us who believe. (AU)These are in accordance with the working of the (AV)strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He (AW)raised Him from the dead and (AX)seated Him at His right hand in (AY)the heavenly places, 21 far above (AZ)all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every (BA)name that is named, not only in (BB)this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He (BC)put all things in subjection under His feet, and made Him (BD)head over all things to the church, 23 which is His (BE)body, the (BF)fullness of Him who (BG)fills (BH)all in all.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 1:4 Or Him, in love. He
  2. Ephesians 1:5 Lit having predestined
  3. Ephesians 1:7 Lit whom
  4. Ephesians 1:8 Lit made abundant toward
  5. Ephesians 1:8 Or us in all wisdom and insight. He
  6. Ephesians 1:9 Lit making known
  7. Ephesians 1:10 Lit upon
  8. Ephesians 1:11 Lit In whom also
  9. Ephesians 1:12 I.e., Jewish believers
  10. Ephesians 1:12 I.e., Messiah
  11. Ephesians 1:13 Lit whom
  12. Ephesians 1:13 I.e., Gentile believers
  13. Ephesians 1:13 Or believed in Him, you were sealed
  14. Ephesians 1:13 Lit whom
  15. Ephesians 1:15 Three early mss do not contain your love
  16. Ephesians 1:15 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  17. Ephesians 1:17 Or true knowledge
  18. Ephesians 1:18 Lit having been
  19. Ephesians 1:18 See note 2 v 15
  20. Ephesians 1:19 Lit surpassing