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Ephesians 1 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

¶ 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;

and ordained us before through Jesus Christ to be heirs unto 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 that is to say, in him in whom we are made heirs, and were thereto predestinate according to the purpose of him which works all things after the purpose 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[a],

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

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 1:22 Gr. ekklesia – called out ones
Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

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Ephesians 1 New International Version (NIV)

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] the faithful in Christ Jesus:

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

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he[b] predestined us for adoption to sonship[c] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he[d] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen,[e] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 1:1 Some early manuscripts do not have in Ephesus.
  2. Ephesians 1:5 Or sight in love. He
  3. 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.
  4. Ephesians 1:9 Or us with all wisdom and understanding. And he
  5. Ephesians 1:11 Or were made heirs
  6. Ephesians 1:17 Or a spirit
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