10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment(A)—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.(B)

11 In him we were also chosen,[a] having been predestined(C) according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose(D) 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.(E) 13 And you also were included in Christ(F) when you heard the message of truth,(G) the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal,(H) the promised Holy Spirit,(I) 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance(J) until the redemption(K) of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.(L)

Thanksgiving and Prayer

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

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 1:11 Or were made heirs
  2. Ephesians 1:17 Or a spirit

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