Main point summary
Paul writes to the church in Ephesus about the grace and peace that we enjoy through the blessings (election, redemption, forgiveness, inheritance, Holy Spirit) God gives us in our union with Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus,
and c are faithful 1 in Christ Jesus:
d Grace to you
and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
e Blessed be f the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing g in the heavenly places,
h even as he i chose us in him
j before the foundation of the world,
that we should be k holy and blameless before him.
l he predestined us 1
for m adoption as sons
through Jesus Christ,
n according to the purpose of his will,
o to the praise of his glorious grace,
with which he has blessed us in p the Beloved.
q In him we have r redemption
s through his blood,
t the forgiveness of our trespasses,
u according to the riches of his grace,
which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
v making known 1 to us the mystery of his will,
n according to his purpose,
which he w set forth in Christ as a plan for x the fullness of time,
y to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
In him we have obtained z an inheritance,
a having been predestined
b according to the purpose of him
who works all things
according to c the counsel of his will,
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be d to the praise of his glory.
In him you also, when you heard e the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation,
and believed in him,
f were sealed with the g promised Holy Spirit,
who is h the guarantee 1 of our i inheritance
until j we acquire k possession of it, 2
l to the praise of his glory.