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Ephesians 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:1 -

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus [fn]by the will of God,

To the [fn]saints who are [fn]at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus:

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:2 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:3 -

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:4 - just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before [fn]Him in love,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:5 - by predestining us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:6 - to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He graciously bestowed on us in the Beloved.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:7 - In [fn]Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our transgressions, according to the riches of His grace
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:8 - which He caused to abound to us in all wisdom and insight,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:9 - making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Him
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:10 - for an administration of the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things [fn]in the heavens and things on the earth in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:11 - In [fn]Him, we also [fn]have been made 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 - to the end that we who first have hoped in [fn]Christ would be to the praise of His glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:13 - In [fn]Him, you also, after listening to the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also [fn]believed, you were sealed in [fn]Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:14 - who is [fn]given as a pledge of our inheritance, unto the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:15 -

For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and [fn]your love for all the [fn]saints,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:16 - do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers:
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:17 - that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the [fn]Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the [fn]full knowledge of Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:18 - so that you—the eyes of your heart having been enlightened—will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the [fn]saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:19 - and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe according to the working of the might of His strength,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:20 - which He worked in Christ, by raising Him from the dead and seating 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 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 IN SUBJECTION 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.
LSB Footnotes
Lit through
Or holy ones
Three early mss omit at Ephesus
Or Him, in love
Lit whom
Lit upon
Lit whom
Or obtained an inheritance
Lit whom
Or believed in Him
Lit whom
Or a down payment
Three early mss omit your love
Or holy ones
Or spirit
Or true knowledge
Or holy ones

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