1 Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and c are faithful 1 in Christ Jesus:
2 d Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 e Blessed be f the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing g in the heavenly places, 4 h even as he i chose us in him j before the foundation of the world, that we should be k holy and blameless before him. In love 5 l he predestined us 2 for m adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, n according to the purpose of his will, 6 o to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved. 7 q In him we have r redemption s through his blood, t the forgiveness of our trespasses, u according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 v making known 3 to us the mystery of his will, n according to his purpose, which he w set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for x the fullness of time, y to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
11 In him we have obtained z an inheritance, a having been predestined b according to the purpose of him who works all things according to c the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be d to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard e the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, f were sealed with the g promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is h the guarantee 4 of our i inheritance until j we acquire k possession of it, 5 l to the praise of his glory.
15 For this reason, m because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love 6 toward all the saints, 16 I n do not cease to give thanks for you, o remembering you in my prayers, 17 that p the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, q may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 r having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is s the hope to which he has called you, what are t the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, u according to the working of v his great might 20 that he worked in Christ w when he raised him from the dead and x seated him at his right hand y in the heavenly places, 21 z far above a all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above b every name that is named, not only in c this age but also in the one to come. 22 And d he put all things under his feet and gave him as e head over all things to the church, 23 f which is his body, g the fullness of him h who fills i all in all.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.