PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to those who are in Ephesus, saints and believers in Jesus Christ:
Peace be with you and grace from God our Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heaven through Christ;
Just as from the beginning he has chosen us through him before the foundation of the world, that we may become holy and without blemish before him.
And he marked us with his love to be his from the beginning, and adopted us to be sons through Jesus Christ, as it pleased his will,
To the praise of the glory of his grace that he has poured upon us by his beloved one.
In him we have salvation, and in his blood, forgiveness of sins, according to the richness of his grace,
That that grace which has abounded in us, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,
And made known to us the mystery of his will that he has ordained from the very beginning, to work through it;
As a dispensation of the fulness of times, that all things might be made new in heaven and on earth through Christ,
By whom we have been chosen, as he had marked us from the beginning so he wanted to carry out everything according to the good judgment of his will,
That we should become the first to trust in Christ, to his honor and his glory,
In whom, you also have heard the word of truth, which is the gospel for your salvation;
in him you have believed, so you are sealed with the Holy Spirit that was promised,
Which is the pledge of our inheritance, for the salvation of those who are saved and for the glory of his honour.
Wherefore I also, since I heard of your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and your love toward all the saints,
Never cease to give thanks for your sakes and to mention you in my prayers,
So that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him,
And so that the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling and what are the glorious riches of his inheritance in the saints,
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power in us as the result of the things we believe, according to the skill of his mighty power,
Which he wrought through Christ when he raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in heaven,
Far above all angels and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world but also in the world which is to come,
And has put all things under his feet, and made him, who is above all things, the head of the church,
Which is his body and confirmation of him who fulfills all things and every thing.