Murdock(i) 1 PAUL, a legate of Jesus the Messiah by the pleasure of God, to them who are at Ephesus, sanctified, and believing in Jesus the Messiah: 2 Peace be with you, and grace from God our Father, and from our Lord Jesus the Messiah. 3 Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, who hath blessed us with all blessings of the Spirit in heaven, by the Messiah: 4 according as he had previously chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we might be holy and without blame before him; and, in love, predestinated us for himself; 5 and adopted us for sons, in Jesus the Messiah, as was agreeable to his pleasure: 6 that the glory of his grace might be glorified, which he poured upon us by his Beloved One; 7 by whom we have redemption, and the forgiveness of sins by his blood, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which hath abounded in us, in all wisdom and all spiritual understanding. 9 And he hath made us know the mystery of his pleasure, which he had before determined in himself to accomplish, 10 in the dispensation of the fullness of times; that all things might again be made new in the Messiah, things in heaven and things on earth. 11 And in him we are elected, according as he predestined us and willed, who worketh all things according to the counsel of his pleasure; 12 that we should be they who first hoped in the Messiah, to the honor of his glory. 13 In whom, ye also have heard the word of truth, which is the gospel of your life, and have believed in him; and have been sealed with the Holy Spirit, who was promised, 14 who is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of them that are alive, and for the praise of his glory. 15 Therefore, lo I also, since I heard of your faith in our Lord Jesus the Messiah, and of your love towards all the saints, 16 cease not to give thanks on your account, and to remember you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation, in the recognition of him; 18 and that the eyes of your hearts may be enlightened, so 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 excellence of the majesty of his power in us who believe; according to the efficiency of the strength of his power, 20 which he put forth in the Messiah, and raised him from the dead, and seated him at his right hand in heaven, 21 high above all principalities, and authorities, and powers, and lordships, and above every name that is named, not only in this world but also in that to come: 22 and he hath subjected all things under his feet; and hath given him who is high over all, to be the head of the church; 23 which is his body, and the fullness of him who filleth all in all: