Bible: Ephesians 1:5-12
1:5 He did this by predestining 1 us to adoption as his 2 sons 3 through Jesus Christ, according to the pleasure 4 of his will – 1:6 to the praise of the glory of his grace 5 that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son. 6 1:7 In him 7 we have redemption through his blood, 8 the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 1:8 that he lavished on us in all wisdom and insight. 1:9 He did this when he revealed 9 to us the secret 10 of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth 11 in Christ, 12 1:10 toward the administration of the fullness of the times, to head up 13 all things in Christ – the things in heaven 14 and the things on earth. 15 1:11 In Christ 16 we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, 17 since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will 1:12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope 18 on Christ, 19 would be to the praise of his glory.
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