THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS
Chapter One - The Visualized Text
"To the Saints who are at Ephesus"

CHAPTER ONE: (NASB) 1


THE VISUALIZED TEXT (NASB)  (conjunctions & prepositions underlined, words not in original text in italics)  (alternate text in purple)

(1:1)

 Paul,
      an apostle
          
of Christ Jesus
          
through the will of God,
          
to the saints
                who are
at Ephesus, and   (Some ancient mss. omit, "at Ephesus")
                 
who are faithful
                       
in Christ Jesus:
(1:2)
Grace
and
Peace
   
to you
   
from
         God our Father
and
          the Lord Jesus Christ.

(1:3)
Blessing be
to (Praise be to)
     the God
and Father
         
of
               our Lord Jesus Christ,
          who
                has blessed us
                  
with every spiritual blessing
                   
in the heavenly places
                            
in Christ.
(1:4)
Just as
       He chose us
          
in Him
          
before the foundation of the world,
          
that we should be
                    holy
and
                    blameless
                
before Him.   ( ... before Him, in love He ... )
In love
(1:5)
      He predestined us (
having predestined us)
          
to adoption as sons
          
through Jesus Christ
          
to Himself,
          
according to the kind intention of His will,   (the good pleasure of His will)

(1:6)
          
to the praise
            
of the glory
            
of His grace,
                 
which He freely bestowed on us
                           
in the Beloved

(1:7)
In Him (In whom)
    we have
        redemption
          
through His blood,
        the forgiveness
of our trespasses
          
according to the riches of His grace,

(1:8)
            
which He lavished upon us.   (made abundant toward us)
In all wisdom and insight (which He lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight.)

(1:9)
    He made known
to us (He is making known to us)
        the mystery
of His will,
          
according to
                His kind intention (
His good pleasure)
                
which He purposed
                    
in Him

(1:10)
with a view to
    an administration
       
suitable to the fullness of the times,   (lit., "of the fullness")
       
that is,
            the summing
up of all things
            
in Christ,
                things
in the heavens and (lit., "upon the heavens")
                things
upon the earth., in Him.

In Him
(1:11)
also
we (Lit., "in whom also") have already obtained an inheritance (Alt., "were made an heritage"),
   
having been predestined
       
according to His purpose
            who works all things
after the counsel of His will,
 

(1:12)
to the end that
   
we who were the first
        
to hope in Christ
            should be
to the praise of His glory.

(1:13)
In Him (Lit., "whom"),
   
you also,
       
after listening to the message of truth,
           
the Gospel of your salvation
         having also believed (
Alt., "believed in Him, you were sealed"),
   
you were sealed
       
in Him
       
with the Holy Spirit of Promise,

(1:14)
            who
           
    is given as a pledge (Alt., "down payment")
                   
of our inheritance,
                   
with a view to the redemption of God's own possession,
                   
to the praise of His glory.

(1:15)
For This Reason
    I too,
        having heard
           
of the faith in the Lord Jesus
               
which exists among you,
          
and your love for all the saints, (Many ancient mss. omit, "your love")

(1:16)
    do not cease giving thanks
for you
        while making mention
of you in my prayers;

(1:17)
            
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
               The Father
of Glory,
                     may give
to you
                             a spirit
of wisdom and
                             a revelation
in the knowledge of Him. (Alt., "true knowledge")

(1:18)
I pray that
    the eyes
of your heart may be enlightened, (Lit., "being")
         
so that
                you may know
                  
what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory
                         
of His inheritance
                             in the saints; (
Lit., "holy ones")

(1:19)
                   
and what is the surpassing greatness
                           
of His power toward us who believe.
                       These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might

(1:20)
                           
which He brought about
                                
in Christ,
                               when He
                                    raised Him
from the dead, and
                                    seated Him
at His right hand
                                     
in the heavenly places,

(1:21)
                                        
far
above
                                               all rule
and
                                               authority
and
                                               power
and
                                               dominion,
and
                                               every name
that is named,
                                         not only
in this age, but also
                                     
in the one to come.

(1:22)
                        
And He put all things
                                 
in subjection
                                 
under His feet,
                        
and gave Him as head
                                 
over all things to the church,

(1:23)
                                       
which is His body,
                                           the fullness
of Him who fills all in all.


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