King James VersionEphesians1


1 Paul, an apos­tle of Je­sus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Eph­esus, and to the faith­ful in Christ Je­sus: 2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Fa­ther, and from the Lord Je­sus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Fa­ther of our Lord Je­sus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spir­i­tu­al bless­ings in heav­en­ly places in Christ: 4 Ac­cord­ing as he hath cho­sen us in him be­fore the foun­da­tion of the world, that we should be holy and with­out blame be­fore him in love: 5 Hav­ing pre­des­ti­nat­ed us unto the adop­tion of chil­dren by Je­sus Christ to him­self, ac­cord­ing to the good plea­sure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glo­ry of his grace, where­in he hath made us ac­cept­ed in the beloved. 7 In whom we have re­demp­tion through his blood, the for­give­ness of sins, ac­cord­ing to the rich­es of his grace; 8 Where­in he hath abound­ed to­ward us in all wis­dom and pru­dence; 9 Hav­ing made known unto us the mys­tery of his will, ac­cord­ing to his good plea­sure which he hath pur­posed in him­self: 10 That in the dis­pen­sa­tion of the ful­ness of times he might gath­er to­geth­er in one all things in Christ, both which are in heav­en, and which are on earth; even in him: 11 In whom also we have ob­tained an in­her­i­tance, be­ing pre­des­ti­nat­ed ac­cord­ing to the pur­pose of him who wor­keth all things af­ter the coun­sel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glo­ry, who first trust­ed in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, af­ter that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your sal­va­tion: in whom also af­ter that ye be­lieved, ye were sealed with that holy Spir­it of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our in­her­i­tance un­til the re­demp­tion of the pur­chased pos­ses­sion, unto the praise of his glo­ry. 15 Where­fore I al­so, af­ter I heard of your faith in the Lord Je­sus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, mak­ing men­tion of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Je­sus Christ, the Fa­ther of glo­ry, may give unto you the spir­it of wis­dom and rev­e­la­tion in the knowl­edge of him: 18 The eyes of your un­der­stand­ing be­ing en­light­ened; that ye may know what is the hope of his call­ing, and what the rich­es of the glo­ry of his in­her­i­tance in the saints, 19 And what is the ex­ceed­ing great­ness of his pow­er to us-ward who be­lieve, ac­cord­ing to the work­ing of his mighty pow­er, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heav­en­ly places, 21 Far above all prin­ci­pal­i­ty, and pow­er, and might, and do­min­ion, and ev­ery name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things un­der his feet, and gave him ­to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the ful­ness of him that fil­leth all in all.