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Ephesians 1:3-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before [a]Him. In love [b]He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the [c]kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In [d]Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He [e]lavished on [f]us. In all wisdom and insight He [g]made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His [h]kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration [i]suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things [j]in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 [k]also we [l]have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,


  1. Ephesians 1:4 Or Him, in love
  2. Ephesians 1:5 Lit having predestined
  3. Ephesians 1:5 Lit good pleasure
  4. Ephesians 1:7 Lit whom
  5. Ephesians 1:8 Lit made abundant toward
  6. Ephesians 1:8 Or us, in all wisdom and insight
  7. Ephesians 1:9 Lit making known
  8. Ephesians 1:9 Lit good pleasure
  9. Ephesians 1:10 Lit of
  10. Ephesians 1:10 Lit upon
  11. Ephesians 1:11 Lit in whom also
  12. Ephesians 1:11 Or were made a heritage
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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