1 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, to the saints, who are at Ephesus, even the faithful in Christ Jesus;
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly things by Christ; 4 according as he hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unblameable before Him in love: 5 having before appointed us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ unto Himself, according to the good pleasure of his will; 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, whereby He hath made us acceptable in the Beloved:
7 in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the remission of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8 wherein He hath abounded towards us with the highest wisdom and prudence; 9 having made known to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure, which He had before purposed in Himself: 10 that in the dispensation of the fulness of times, He might reduce all things, both in heaven and on earth, under one head in Christ:
11 even in Him, in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated to it according to the purpose of Him who effecteth all things after the counsel of His own will: 12 that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, when ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also when ye believed, ye were sealed with the holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the pledge of our inheritance, till the redemption of his purchased possession, to the praise of his glory.
15 Wherefore I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, 16 and your love to all the saints, 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, would give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to the knowledge of Him, 18 and enlighten the eyes of your understanding; that ye may know, what is the hope of his calling, and how rich the glory of his inheritance in the saints; 19 and what the exceeding greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the energy of his mighty strength;
20 which He exerted in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him 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 hath put all things under his feet, and given Him to be head over all things to the church; 23 which is his body, the complete work of Him, who filleth all in all.