|Ephesians 1 (NKJV™)
|Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:
|Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
|Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
|just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,
|having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
|to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.
|In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
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