The Bible in Its Traditions

Ephesians 1:3–14

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Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ,

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just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him in love,

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.

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

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having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

He has predestined us to adoption as sons, through Jesus Christ, in himself, according to the purpose of his will,

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.

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to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He bestowed favor upon us in the Beloved.

for the praise of the glory of his grace, with which he has gifted us in his beloved Son.

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In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

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which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and insight,

That that grace which has abounded in us, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

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having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

So does he make known to us the mystery of his will, which he has set forth in Christ, in a manner well-pleasing to him,

And because he has made known to us the mystery of his will, as he has ordained from the very beginning, to work through it;

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10  for an administration of the fullness of the times, [He might ]bring together all things in Christ, those in heaven and those on the earth-in Him.

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11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

11  In him, we too are called to our portion, having been predestined in accord with the plan of the One who accomplishes all things by the counsel of his will.

11  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

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12  so that we should be to the praise of His glory, we who first trusted in Christ;

12  to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ

12  So may we be, to the praise of his glory, we who have hoped beforehand in Christ.

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13  in whom also you, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

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14  who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.

14  Which is the pledge of our inheritance, for the salvation of those who are saved, and for the glory of his honour.