2 and to the faithful in Christ Jesus, Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places through Christ, 4 As he hath chosen us through him, before the foundation of the world, that we might be holy and blameless before him in love, 5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of sons to himself by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace,
7 by which he hath freely accepted us through the beloved, By whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, 8 according to the riches of his grace, Wherein he hath abounded toward us, 9 in all wisdom and prudence, Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in himself, 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of the times, he might gather together into one in Christ all things which are in heaven, and which are in earth,
11 In him through whom we also have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him that worketh all things after the counsel of his own will, 12 That we who first believed in Christ, might be to the praise of his glory.
13 In whom ye likewise believed, after ye had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom having believed, ye were also sealed by that Holy Spirit of promise, 14 Who is an earnest of our inheritance, till the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.
15 Wherefore I also, since I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, through the knowledge of him. 18 The eyes of your understanding being inlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the energy of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, raising him from the dead; and he hath made him sit at his own right-hand in heavenly places, 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. 22 And he hath put all things under his feet, and hath given him to be head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body; who is the fulness of him that filleth all in all.