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 1 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 2 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 3 of our i inheritance until j we acquire k possession of it, 4 l to the praise of his glory.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.