Sawyer(i) 1 (1:1) PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints in [Ephesus] and the faithful in Christ Jesus. 2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 (1:2) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [worlds] in Christ, 4 as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him, 5 having predestinated us in love to an adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he bestowed upon us in the beloved, 7 in whom we have the redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he bestowed on us abundantly with all wisdom and knowledge 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself 10 in respect to the dispensation of the fullness of times, to bring all things into one in Christ, the things which are in heaven and the things which are on earth, in him 11 in whom also we have been called, having been predestinated according to the purpose of him who works out all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 that we should be for a praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ; 13 in whom also you, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also you having believed were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 which is a pledge of our inheritance for the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory. 15 (1:3) Therefore, I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love to all the saints, 16 do not cease 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 a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; 18 the eyes of your minds being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his call, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 and what the exceeding greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the operation of his mighty power, 20 which he performed in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly [worlds], 21 above every principality and authority and power and lordship, and every name that is named, not only in this life but also in that to come, 22 and put all things in subjection under his feet, and made him head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all things in all.