1 Paul, aan apostle of bChrist Jesus cby the will of God, 2 aGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 aBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in bthe heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as aHe chose us in Him before bthe foundation of the world, that we would be choly and blameless before Him. dIn love 5 He apredestined us to badoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, caccording to the kind intention of His will, 6 ato the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in bthe Beloved. 7 aIn Him we have bredemption cthrough His blood, the dforgiveness of our trespasses, according to ethe riches of His grace 8 which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight 9 He amade known to us the mystery of His will, baccording to His kind intention which He cpurposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to athe fullness of the times, that is, bthe summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 also we ahave obtained an inheritance, having been bpredestined caccording to His purpose who works all things dafter the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be ato the praise of His glory. 13 In Him, you also, after listening to athe message of truth, the gospel of your salvation--having also believed, you were bsealed in Him with cthe Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is agiven as a pledge of bour inheritance, with a view to the credemption of dGod's own possession, eto the praise of His glory. 15 For this reason I too, ahaving heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for ball the saints, 16 ado not cease giving thanks for you, bwhile making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the aGod of our Lord Jesus Christ, bthe Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of cwisdom and of drevelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that athe eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the bhope of His ccalling, what are dthe riches of the glory of eHis inheritance in fthe saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. aThese are in accordance with the working of the bstrength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He araised Him from the dead and bseated Him at His right hand in cthe heavenly places, 21 far above aall rule and authority and power and dominion, and every bname that is named, not only in cthis age but also in the one to come. 22 And He aput all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as bhead over all things to the church, 23 which is His abody, the bfullness of Him who cfills dall in all.