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The Bible in the standard translation


The Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 1


Address and greeting: 1.1-2

Eph 1,1Paul, by the will of God, apostle of Christ Jesus, to the saints in Ephesus who believe in Christ Jesus.Eph 1,2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ..

God's plan of salvation: 1.3-2.22


Song of praise to God's plan of salvation

Eph 1,3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: / He has blessed us with all the blessings of his Spirit / through our communion with Christ in heaven.Eph 1,4For in him he chose us before the creation of the world, so that we might live holy and blameless before God;Eph 1,5out of love he has determined us in advance to / become his sons through Jesus Christ / and to come to him according to his gracious will,Eph 1,6in praise of his glorious grace. / He gave them to us in his beloved Son;Eph 1,7through his blood we have redemption, / the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace.Eph 1,8Through her he has given us richly all wisdom and insightEph 1.9and has made known to us the secret of his will, as he graciously determined in advance:Eph 1.10He has decided to bring up the fulness of times / to unite in Christ all that is in heaven and on earth.Eph 1.11Through him we are also predetermined and appointed as heirs / according to the plan of the one who realizes everything / as he decides in his will;Eph 1:12we are destined to praise his glory / which we previously hoped in Christ.Eph 1:13Through him you too have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; / through him you received the seal of the promised Holy Spirit when you received the faith.Eph 1:14The Spirit is the first part of the inheritance / that we are to receive / of salvation through which we become God's property / for the praise of his glory..

Prayer for knowledge of the majesty of Christ

Eph 1.15[]Eph 1.16That is why I do not stop thanking you when I think of you in my prayers; for I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and of your love for all the saints.Eph 1.17May the God of Jesus Christ, our Lord, the Father of glory, give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation that you may know him.Eph 1.18He enlightens the eyes of your heart so that you may understand the hope to which you are called through him, the richness of the glory of his inheritance to the saintsEph 1.19and how overwhelming his power shows itself in us, the believers, through the work of his power and strength.Eph 1:20He showed them to Christ, whom he raised from the dead and raised in heaven to the place on his right hand,Eph 1,21high above all princes and authorities, powers and lordships and above every name that is mentioned not only in this world but also in the future.Eph 1,22He laid everything at his feet and set him, who towers above everything as head, over the church.Eph 1,23It is his body and is filled by him, who completely rules the universe.