The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians
1 – Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, to all the saints who are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus.
2 – Grace be to you, and peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 – Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with spiritual blessings in heavenly places, in Christ:
4 – As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unspotted in his sight in charity.
5 – Who hath predestinated us unto the adoption of children through Jesus Christ unto himself: according to the purpose of his will:
6 – Unto the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath graced us in his beloved son.
7 – In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins, according to the riches of his grace,
8 – Which hath superabounded in us in all wisdom and prudence,
9 – That he might make known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in him,
10 – In the dispensation of the fulness of times, to re-establish all things in Christ, that are in heaven and on earth, in him.
11 – In whom we also are called by lot, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things according to the counsel of his will.
12 – That we may be unto the praise of his glory, we who before hoped Christ:
13 – In whom you also, after you had heard the word of truth, (the gospel of your salvation;) in whom also believing, you were signed with the holy Spirit of promise,
14 – Who is the pledge of our inheritance, unto the redemption of acquisition, unto the praise of his glory.
15 – Wherefore I also, hearing of your faith that is in the Lord Jesus, and of your love towards all the saints,
16 – Cease not to give thanks for you, making commemoration 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 of revelation, in the knowledge of him:
18 – The eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may know what the hope is of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.
19 – And what is the exceeding greatness of his power towards us, who believe according to the operation of the might of his power,
20 – Which he wrought in Christ, raising him up from the dead, and setting him on his right hand in the heavenly places.
21 – Above all principality, and power, and virtue, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.
22 – And he hath subjected all things under his feet, and hath made him head over all the church,
23 – Which is his body, and the fulness of him who is filled all in all.
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