The Epistle of Paul the Apostle
The Saints are foreordained to receive the gospel—The gospel is to be restored in the latter days—The Saints are sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise—They know God and Christ by revelation.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the asaints 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 aspiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath achosen us in him bbefore the foundation of the world, that we should be choly and without blame before him in love:
5 Having apredestinated us unto the badoption 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 aredemption through his blood, the bforgiveness of sins, according to the criches of his dgrace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all awisdom and bprudence;
9 Having made known unto us the amystery of his bwill, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the adispensation of the fulness of times he might bgather together in one call 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 apredestinated 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 afirst trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the agospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were bsealed with that holy Spirit of cpromise,
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 afaith 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 awisdom and brevelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your aunderstanding being benlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the criches of the glory of his dinheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his apower to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he araised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the bheavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every aname that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put aall things under his bfeet, and gave him to be the chead over all things to the dchurch,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.