17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father,[a] would give you a spirit[b](A) of wisdom and revelation(B) in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the perception of your mind[c] may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope(C) of His calling,(D) what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power(E) to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength.

God’s Power in Christ

20 He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand(F) in the heavens(G) 21 far above every ruler and authority, power and dominion, and every title given,[d](H) not only in this age but also in the one to come.(I) 22 And He put everything under His feet(J)[e] and appointed Him as head(K) over everything for the church, 23 which is His body,(L) the fullness(M) of the One who fills all things(N) in every way.

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  1. Ephesians 1:17 Or the Father of glory
  2. Ephesians 1:17 Or you the Spirit
  3. Ephesians 1:18 Lit the eyes of your heart
  4. Ephesians 1:21 Lit every name named
  5. Ephesians 1:22 Ps 8:6