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1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in Christ:
1:4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
1:5 having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
1:6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:
1:7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
1:8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
1:9 making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
1:10 unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, [I say,]
1:11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;
1:12 to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
1:14 which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of [God`s] own possession, unto the praise of his glory.
1:15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which [ye show] toward all the saints,
1:16 cease not to give thanks for you, making mention [of you] in my prayers;
1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;
1:20 which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly [places],
1:21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
1:23 which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.