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4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he#4,5 Or sight in love. 5 He predestined us for adoption to sonship#5 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture. through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
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