1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with
every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ,
4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy
and without blemish before Him in love,
5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the
good pleasure of His will,
6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins, according to the
riches of His grace
8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and understanding,
9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure
which He purposed in Himself,
10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might sum up in one all things
in Christ, both which are in Heaven and which are on earth; in Him.
11 In Him also we have been assigned to an inheritance, being predestined according to
the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,
12 that we who previously trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
13 In whom also, after you heard the Word of Truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also, believing, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
14 who is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased
possession, to the praise of His glory.
15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the
16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit
of wisdom and revelation in the full true knowledge of Him,
18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the
hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us, who believe according
to the working of His mighty power
20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His
right hand in the heavenlies,
21 far above all rule and authority and might and dominion, and every name that is
named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the
23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all things in all.