NASB — Ephesians 1 — KJV

The Blessings of Redemption

1 Paul, aan apostle of bChrist Jesus Icby the will of God,

¶ To the IIdsaints who are IIIat eEphesus and f[who are] faithful in bChrist Jesus: 2 aGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

[1] ILit through IIOr holy ones IIIThree early mss do not contain at Ephesus a2Co 1:1 bRo 8:1 c1Co 1:1 dAc 9:13 eAc 18:19 fCol 1:2
[2] aRo 1:7

3aBlessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in bthe heavenly [places] in Christ, 4 just as aHe chose us in Him before bthe foundation of the world, that we would be choly and blameless before IHim. dIn love 5 IHe apredestined us to badoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, caccording to the IIkind intention of His will, 6 ato the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in bthe Beloved. 7 aIn IHim we have bredemption cthrough His blood, the dforgiveness of our trespasses, according to ethe riches of His grace 8 which He Ilavished on IIus. In all wisdom and insight 9 He Iamade known to us the mystery of His will, baccording to His IIkind intention which He cpurposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration Isuitable to athe fullness of the times, [that is], bthe summing up of all things in Christ, things IIin the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 Ialso we IIahave obtained an inheritance, having been bpredestined caccording to His purpose who works all things dafter the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in IChrist would be ato the praise of His glory. 13 In IHim, you also, after listening to athe message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also IIbelieved, you were bsealed in IHim with cthe Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is Iagiven as a pledge of bour inheritance, with a view to the credemption of d[God’s own] possession, eto the praise of His glory.

[3] a2Co 1:3 bEp 1:20; 2:6; 3:10; 6:12
[4] IOr Him, in love aEp 2:10; 2Th 2:13f bMt 25:34 cEp 5:27; Col 1:22 dEp 4:2, 15, 16; 5:2
[5] ILit having predestined IILit good pleasure aAc 13:48; Ro 8:29f bRo 8:14ff cPhp 2:13; Col 1:19
[6] aEp 1:12, 14 bMt 3:17
[7] ILit whom aCol 1:14 bRo 3:24; 1Co 1:30; Ep 1:14 cAc 20:28; Ro 3:25 dAc 2:38 eRo 2:4; Ep 1:18; 2:7; 3:8, 16
[8] ILit made abundant toward IIOr us, in all wisdom and insight
[9] ILit making known IILit good pleasure aRo 11:25; Ep 3:3 b1Co 1:21; Ga 1:15 cRo 8:28; Ep 1:11
[10] ILit of IILit upon aMk 1:15 bEp 3:15; Php 2:9f; Col 1:16, 20
[11] ILit in whom also IIOr were made a heritage aDt 4:20; Ep 1:14; Tit 2:14 bEp 1:5 cRo 8:28f; Ep 3:11 dRo 9:11; He 6:17
[12] II.e. the Messiah aEp 1:6, 14
[13] ILit whom IIOr believed in Him, you were sealed aEp 4:21; Col 1:5 bEp 4:30 cAc 2:33
[14] IOr a down payment a2Co 1:22 bAc 20:32 cEp 1:7 dEp 1:11 eEp 1:6, 12

15 ¶ For this reason I too, ahaving heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which [exists] among you and Iyour love for ball the IIsaints, 16 ado not cease giving thanks for you, bwhile making mention [of you] in my prayers; 17 that the aGod of our Lord Jesus Christ, bthe Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of cwisdom and of drevelation in the Iknowledge of Him. 18 [I pray that] athe eyes of your heart Imay be enlightened, so that you will know what is the bhope of His ccalling, what are dthe riches of the glory of eHis inheritance in fthe IIsaints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. a[These are] in accordance with the working of the bstrength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He araised Him from the dead and bseated Him at His right hand in cthe heavenly [places], 21 far above aall rule and authority and power and dominion, and every bname that is named, not only in cthis age but also in the one to come. 22 And He aput all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as bhead over all things to the church, 23 which is His abody, the bfullness of Him who cfills dall in all.

[15] IThree early mss do not contain your love IIV 1, note 2 aCol 1:4; Phm 5 bEp 1:1; 3:18
[16] aRo 1:8f; Col 1:9 bRo 1:9
[17] IOr true knowledge aJn 20:17; Ro 15:6 bAc 7:2; 1Co 2:8 cCol 1:9 d1Co 14:6
[18] ILit being IIOr holy ones aAc 26:18; 2Co 4:6; He 6:4 bEp 4:4 cRo 11:29 dEp 1:7 eEp 1:11 fCol 1:12
[19] aEp 3:7; Col 1:29 bEp 6:10
[20] aAc 2:24 bMk 16:19 cEp 1:3
[21] aMt 28:18; Col 1:16 bPhp 2:9; Rv 19:12 cMt 12:32
[22] aPs 8:6; 1Co 15:27 b1Co 11:3; Ep 4:15; Col 1:18
[23] a1Co 12:27; Ep 4:12; Col 1:18, 24 bJn 1:16; Ep 3:19 cEp 4:10 dCol 3:11


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After the salutation,

1 ¶ 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: 2 Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.

[1] Nu 12:7; Lk 16:10; Ac 16:15; 19:1; Ro 1:1, 7; 1Co 1:1, 2; 4:12, 17; 2Co 1:1; Ga 1:1; 3:9; Ep 6:21; Col 1:2; Rv 2:10, 13; 17:14.
[2] Ro 1:7; 2Co 1:2; Ga 1:3; Tit 1:4.

and thanksgiving for the Ephesians,

3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:

[3] Gn 12:2; 14:20; 22:18; 1Ch 4:10; 29:20; Ne 9:5; Ps 72:17, 19; 134:3; Is 61:9; Dn 4:34; Lk 2:28; Jn 10:29; 14:20; 15:2; 17:21; 20:17; Ro 12:5; 15:6; 1Co 1:30; 12:12; 2Co 1:3; 5:17, 21; 11:31; Ga 3:9; Ep 1:10, 17, 20; 2:6; 3:10; 6:12; Php 2:11; He 8:5; 9:23; 1P 1:3; Rv 4:9; 5:9.

he treateth of our election,

4 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: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

[4] Dt 7:6; Ps 135:4; Is 41:8; 42:1; 65:8; Mt 11:25; 24:22, 24, 31; 25:34; Lk 1:74; Jn 10:16; 15:16; 17:24; Ac 13:48; 15:18; 18:10; Ro 8:28, 30, 33; 9:23; 11:5; 1Co 1:8; Ga 5:6, 13, 22; Ep 2:10; 3:17; 4:2, 15; 5:2, 27; Php 2:15; Col 1:22; 2:2; 3:12; 1Th 3:12; 4:7; 2Th 2:13; 2Ti 1:9; 2:10, 19; Tit 1:1; 2:11; Jm 2:5; 1P 1:2, 20; 2:9; 2P 1:5; 3:14; 1Jn 4:16; Rv 13:8; 17:8.
[5] Jr 3:4, 19; Dn 4:35; Ho 1:10; Mt 1:25; 11:26; Lk 10:21; 11:32; Jn 1:12; 11:52; 20:17; Ro 8:14, 23, 29; 9:11; 1Co 1:1, 21; 2Co 6:18; Ga 3:26; 4:5; Ep 1:9, 11; Php 2:13; 2Th 1:11; He 2:10; 12:5; 1Jn 3:1; Rv 21:7.

and adoption by grace,

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 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:

[6] Ps 22:20; 60:5; Pv 8:30; 16:4; Is 42:1; 43:21; 45:24; 49:1; 61:3, 11; Jr 23:6; 33:9; Zc 13:7; Mt 3:17; 17:5; Lk 2:14; Jn 3:35; 10:17; Ro 3:22; 5:15; 8:1; 9:23; 2Co 4:15; 5:21; Ep 1:7, 12, 14, 18; 2:7; 3:10; Php 1:11; 3:9; 4:19; Col 1:13; 2Th 1:8; 1Ti 1:14; 1P 2:5, 9; 4:11.
[7] Ex 34:7; Jb 33:24; Ps 32:1; 86:5; 130:4, 7; Is 43:25; 55:6; Jr 31:34; Dn 9:9, 19, 24; Jna 4:2; Mi 7:18; Zc 9:11; 13:1, 7; Mt 20:28; 26:28; Mk 14:24; Lk 1:77; 7:40, 47; 24:47; Jn 20:23; Ac 2:38; 3:19; 10:43; 13:38; 20:28; Ro 2:4; 3:24; 4:6; 9:23; 1Co 1:30; 2Co 8:9; Ep 1:6; 2:4, 7; 3:8, 16; Php 4:19; Col 1:14, 27; 2:2, 13; 1Ti 2:6; Tit 2:14; 3:6; He 9:12, 22; 10:4, 17; 1P 1:18; 2:24; 3:18; 1Jn 1:7; 2:2, 12; 4:10; Rv 5:9; 14:4.
[8] Ps 104:24; Pv 8:12; Is 52:13; Dn 2:20; Mt 11:19; Ro 5:15, 20; 11:33; 1Co 1:19; 2:7; Ep 1:11; 3:10; Col 2:3; Jde 1:25; Rv 5:12.
[9] Jb 23:13; Ps 33:11; Is 14:24; 46:10; Jr 2:29; Lm 3:37; Mt 13:11; Ac 2:23; 4:28; 13:48; Ro 8:28; 16:25; 1Co 2:10; Ga 1:12, 16; Ep 1:5, 11, 17; 3:3, 11; Col 1:26; 1Ti 3:16; 2Ti 1:9.
[10] Gn 49:10; Is 2:2; Dn 2:44; 9:24; Am 9:11; Mi 4:1; Mal 3:1; Mt 25:32; 1Co 3:22; 10:11; 11:3; Ga 4:4; Ep 1:22; 2:15; 3:15; Php 2:9; Col 1:20; 3:11; He 1:2; 9:10; 11:40; 12:22; 1P 1:20; Rv 5:9; 7:4; 19:4.

which is the true and proper fountain of man's salvation.

11 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: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

[11] Jb 12:13; Ps 37:18; Pv 8:14; Is 5:19; 28:29; 40:13; 46:10; Jr 23:18; 32:19; Zc 6:13; Ac 2:23; 4:28; 20:27, 32; 26:18; Ro 8:17; 11:34; Ga 3:18; Ep 1:5, 8, 9, 14; Col 1:12; 3:24; Tit 3:7; He 6:17; Jm 2:5; 1P 1:4; 3:9.
[12] Ps 2:12; 146:3; Is 11:10; 12:2; 32:1; 42:1; 45:23, 25; Jr 17:5; 23:6; Mt 12:18; Jn 14:1; Ro 15:12; Ep 1:6, 13, 14; 2:7; 3:21; 2Th 2:13; 2Ti 1:12; Jm 1:18; 1P 1:21.

And because the height of this mystery cannot easily be attained unto,

13 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, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. 15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

[13] Ps 119:43; Jol 2:28; Mk 16:15; Lk 11:13; 24:49; Jn 1:17; 6:27; 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7; Ac 1:4; 2:16, 33; 13:26; Ro 1:16; 4:11; 6:17; 10:14; 2Co 1:22; 6:7; Ga 3:14; Ep 2:11; 4:21, 30; Col 1:4, 21, 23; 1Th 2:13; 2Ti 2:15, 19; 3:15; Tit 2:11; He 2:3; Jm 1:18; 1P 2:10; Rv 7:2.
[14] Lv 25:24; Ps 74:2; 78:54; Jr 32:7; Lk 21:28; Ac 20:28; Ro 8:15, 23; 2Co 1:22; 5:5; Ga 4:6; Ep 1:6, 12; 4:30; 1P 2:9.
[15] Ps 16:3; Ga 5:6; Col 1:3, 4; 1Th 1:3; 4:9; 2Th 1:3; 1Ti 1:5, 14; Phm 1:5; He 6:10; 1P 1:22; 1Jn 3:17; 4:21.

he prayeth that they may come

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 unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

[16] Gn 40:14; 1S 7:8; 12:23; Is 62:6; Ro 1:8; Php 1:3; Col 1:3; 1Th 1:2; 5:17; 2Th 1:3.
[17] Gn 41:38; 1Ch 29:11; Ps 24:7, 10; 29:3; Pv 2:5; Is 11:2; Jr 2:11; 9:24; 24:7; 31:34; Dn 2:28; 5:11; 10:1; Mt 6:13; 11:25, 27; 16:17; Lk 2:14; 12:12; 21:15; Jn 8:54; 14:17, 26; 16:3; 17:3, 25; 20:17; Ac 6:10; 7:2; Ro 1:28; 1Co 2:8, 10; 12:8; 14:6; 2Co 12:1; Ep 1:3; 3:5, 18; Col 1:9, 10; 2:2, 3; 2Ti 2:25; Tit 1:1; Jm 2:1; 3:17; 2P 1:3; 3:18; 1Jn 2:3; Rv 7:12.

to the full knowledge,

18 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, 19 And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

[18] Ps 119:18; Is 6:10; 29:10, 18; 32:3; 42:7; Mt 13:15; Lk 24:45; Ac 16:14; 26:18; Ro 5:4; 8:24, 28; 2Co 4:4, 6; Ga 5:5; Ep 1:7, 11; 2:12; 3:8, 16; 4:1, 4; 5:8; Php 3:14; Col 1:5, 23; 3:15; 1Th 2:12; 5:8; 2Th 1:11; 2:16; 1Ti 6:12; Tit 2:13; 3:7; He 10:32; 1P 1:3; 3:9; 5:10; 1Jn 3:1.
[19] Ps 110:2; Is 53:1; Jn 3:6; Ac 26:18; Ro 1:16; 2Co 4:7; 5:17; Ep 2:10; 3:7, 20; Php 2:13; Col 1:29; 2:12; 1Th 1:5; 2Th 1:11; Jm 1:18.

and possession thereof in Christ.

20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the 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 gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

[20] Ps 16:9; 110:1; Mt 22:43; 26:64; 28:18; Mk 14:62; 16:19; Jn 10:18, 30; 17:1; Ac 2:24, 34; 4:10; 5:31; 7:55; 10:40; 26:8; Ro 1:4; 6:5; 8:34; Ep 1:3; 2:5; 4:8; Php 3:10; Col 3:1; He 1:3; 2:9; 10:12; 13:20; 1P 1:3; Rv 1:17; 5:11.
[21] Dn 7:27; Mt 25:31; 28:18, 19; Jn 5:25; Ac 4:12; Ro 8:38; Ep 3:10; 6:12; Php 2:9; Col 1:15; 2:10, 15; He 1:4; 2:5; 4:14; 1P 3:22; Rv 19:12; 20:10.
[22] Gn 3:15; Ps 8:6; 91:13; Mt 16:18; Ac 20:28; 1Co 11:3; 15:25; Ep 3:21; 4:15; Col 1:8; 2:10, 19; 1Ti 3:15; He 2:8; 12:22.
[23] Jn 1:16; Ro 13:5; 1Co 12:6, 12; 15:28; Ep 2:16; 3:19; 4:4, 10, 12; 5:23; Col 1:18, 19, 24; 2:9; 3:11, 15.


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