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Ephesians 1
New Living Translation

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God's holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.G3972G652G2424G5547G1223G2307G2316G40G5607G1722G2181G2532G4103G1722G5547G2424 2May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.G5485G5213G2532G1515G575G2316G2257G3962G2532G2962G2424G5547

Spiritual Blessings

3All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.G2128G2316G2532G3962G2257G2962G2424G5547G3588G2127G2248G1722G3956G4152G2129G1722G2032G1722G5547 4Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.G2531G1586G2248G1722G846G4253G2602G2889G2248G1511G40G2532G299G2714G846G1722G26 5God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.G4309G2248G1519G5206G1223G2424G5547G1519G846G2596G2107G846G2307 6So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.G1519G1868G1391G846G5485G1722G3739G5487G2248G5487G1722G25 7He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.G1722G3739G2192G629G1223G846G129G859G3900G2596G4149G846G5485 8He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.G3739G4052G1519G2248G1722G3956G4678G2532G5428 9God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure.G1107G2254G3466G846G2307G2596G846G2107G3739G4388G1722G846 10And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.G1519G3622G4138G2540G346G3956G1722G5547G5037G3588G1722G3772G2532G3588G1909G1093G1722G846 11Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.G1722G3739G2532G2820G4309G2596G4286G1754G3956G2596G1012G846G2307 12God's purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God.G1519G2248G1511G1519G1868G846G1391G3588G4276G1722G5547 13And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.G1722G3739G5210G2532G191G3056G225G2098G5216G4991G1722G3739G2532G4100G4972G40G4151G1860 14The Spirit is God's guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.G3739G2076G728G2257G2817G1519G629G4047G1519G1868G846G1391

Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

15Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God's people everywhere,G1223G5124G2504G191G2596G5209G4102G1722G2962G2424G2532G26G1519G3956G40 16I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly,G3973G3756G2168G5228G5216G4160G3417G5216G1909G3450G4335 17asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.G2443G2316G2257G2962G2424G5547G3962G1391G1325G5213G4151G4678G2532G602G1722G1922G846 18I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.G3788G5216G1271G5461G1519G5209G1492G5101G2076G1680G846G2821G2532G5101G4149G1391G846G2817G1722G40 19I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty powerG2532G5101G5235G3174G846G1411G1519G2248G3588G4100G2596G1753G846G2479G2904 20that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms.G3739G1754G1722G5547G1453G846G1537G3498G2532G2523G1722G846G1188G1722G2032 21Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.G5231G3956G746G2532G1849G2532G1411G2532G2963G2532G3956G3686G3687G3756G3440G1722G5129G165G235G2532G1722G3195 22God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.G2532G5293G3956G5259G846G4228G2532G1325G846G2776G5228G3956G1577 23And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.G3748G2076G846G4983G4138G4137G3956G1722G3956


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