Ephesians 1

Ephesians 1

1Paul, an emissary of Messiah Yeshua by God’s will, To the kedoshim in Ephesus—those trusting in Messiah Yeshua:
2Grace and shalom to you, from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah!
God’s Glorious Grace
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Messiah.
4He chose us in the Messiah before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless before Him in love.
5He predestined us for adoption as sons through Messiah Yeshua, in keeping with the good pleasure of His will—
6to the glorious praise of His grace, with which He favored us through the One He loves!
7In Him we have redemption through His blood—the removal of trespasses—in keeping with the richness of His grace
8that He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight,
9He made known to us the mystery of His will, in keeping with His good pleasure that He planned in Messiah.
10The plan of the fullness of times is to bring all things together in the Messiah—both things in heaven and things on earth, all in Him.
11In Him we also were chosen, predestined according to His plan. He keeps working out all things according to the purpose of His will—
12so that we, who were first to put our hope in Messiah, might be for His glorious praise.
13After you heard the message of truth—the Good News of your salvation—and when you put your trust in Him, you were sealed with the promised Ruach ha-Kodesh.
14He is the guarantee of our inheritance, until the redemption of His possession—to His glorious praise!
God’s Glorious Power Working in Us
15Therefore, ever since I heard of your trust in the Lord Yeshua and of your love for all the kedoshim,
16I never stop giving thanks for you as I mention you in my prayers—
17that the God of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, our glorious Father, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in knowing Him.
18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what is the richness of His glorious inheritance in the kedoshim,
19and what is His exceedingly great power toward us who keep trusting Him—in keeping with the working of His mighty strength.
20This power He exercised in Messiah when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heaven.
21He is far above any ruler, authority, power, leader, and every name that is named—not only in the olam ha-zeh but also in the olam ha-ba .
22God placed all things under Messiah’s feet and appointed Him as head over all things for His community—
23which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

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