1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:   Defenders Notes >>


1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.


1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:


1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>


1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,   Defenders Notes >>


1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.   Defenders Notes >>


1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;   Defenders Notes >>


1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;   Defenders Notes >>


1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:


1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>


1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:   Defenders Notes >>


1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.


1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,   Defenders Notes >>


1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.


1:15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,


1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;


1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:


1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,   Defenders Notes >>


1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,


1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,


1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:   Defenders Notes >>


1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,


1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.   Defenders Notes >>   Defenders Notes >>



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