1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithfulSome manuscripts saints who are also faithful (omitting in Ephesus) in Christ Jesus:
2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined usOr before him in love, having predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
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