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1Â 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:
2Â Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3Â Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4Â 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:
5Â Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6Â To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7Â In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8Â Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9Â Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10Â 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:
11Â 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:
12Â That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13Â 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,
14Â Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
15Â Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16Â Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17Â 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:
18Â 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,
19Â And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20Â Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21Â 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:
22Â And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23Â Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
2Â And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2Â Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3Â Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4Â But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5Â Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6Â And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7Â That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8Â For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9Â Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10Â For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11Â Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12Â That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13Â But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14Â For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15Â Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16Â And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17Â And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18Â For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19Â Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20Â And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21Â In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22Â In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
3Â For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
2Â If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
3Â How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
4Â Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5Â Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6Â That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
7Â Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
8Â Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
9Â And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
10Â To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11Â According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
12Â In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
13Â Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14Â For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15Â Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16Â That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17Â That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18Â May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19Â And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20Â Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21Â Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.