ABU(i) 1 PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and believers in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace 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 has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ; 4 as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love; 5 having predestined us unto the adoption of sons by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the beloved; 7 in whom we have the redemption through his blood, the remission of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and understanding; 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself, 10 in reference to the dispensation of the fullness of times, to gather for himself into one all things in the Christ, the things which are in the heavens, and the things on the earth; 11 in him, in whom we obtained also the inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will, 12 that we should be to the praise of his glory who before have hoped in the Christ; 13 in whom ye also, after having heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, in whom [I say] having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise; 14 which is an earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory. 15 For this cause I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the 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, would give to you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the full knowledge of him; 18 the eyes of your heart 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 the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated 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 subjected all things under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.