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Ephesians 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:1 - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful[fn] in Christ Jesus:
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:2 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:4 - even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:5 - he predestined us[fn] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:6 - to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:7 - In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:8 - which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:9 - making known[fn] to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:10 - as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:11 - In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:12 - so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:13 - In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:14 - who is the guarantee[fn] of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,[fn] to the praise of his glory.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:15 - For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love[fn] toward all the saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:16 - I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:17 - that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:18 - having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:19 - and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:20 - that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:21 - far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:22 - And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:23 - which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
ESV Footnotes
Some manuscripts saints who are also faithful (omitting in Ephesus)
Or before him in love, 5 having predestined us
Or he lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight, making known…
Or down payment
Or until God redeems his possession
Some manuscripts omit your love

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