Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints that are in Ephesus and are faithful in Christ Jesus.Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessing us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens. Just as He chose us in Him before laying the foundation of the world, so we are set apart as holy and blameless before Him in love. He predestined us in Him to the adoption of sonship through Jesus Christ. This was according to His own good pleasure and will, to the glory of His grace, who has graciously blessed us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our transgressions according to the wealth of His grace, which He is lavishly bestowing on us in all wisdom and insight, as He is making known to us the mystery of His will according to His good purpose, which He set forth in Him to the management of the fulness of the times. He is concluding all in Christ that is in heaven and on earth in Him. In whom also He appointed beforehand according to the purpose that works everything according to His own decisive will.
- Ephesians 1:1-11 PTV (Penn Tomassetti Version)