Ephesians - Ferrar Fenton Bible Translation page 1212

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A N D O T H E R Eb: Q\pmsi1z’¤ Suluiuiiun. 1 DAQL, a.n_ apostle of Qhrist Jesus, 1 through the will of God, to me holy and faithful in Christ jesus existing (at E phesus): Blessing to you, and peace from our Father, God, and Lord jesus Christ. Eb: §1xI¤e¤s in Myrisi. Let the God and Father of our

Lord ]esus Christ be blessed, Who has blest us with every spiritual bless- ing which is iu the heavens with Christ; since He had chosen us for Himself before founding a. system, to be holy and blameless in love before Him: having prepared us for adop- tion to Himself through jesus Christ according to His settled purpose, in accordance with His glorious gift which He presented to us from love ; by which we have the redemption through His blood, the release from

8 sins, coming with the rich gift which He poured into us with all wisdom and

9 intelligence; making known to us the mystery of His intention, with His decision which He had determined

io with Himself to administer at the II I2 i6 completion of the periods, when every· thing was to be centred again in the Messiah, both upon the heavens and upon the earth: in Him, by .Whom we have also inherited according to Who His pur ose foresees and ener- gizes ali)- things, which have been prepared to accomplish the intention of His will ;·—·so that we who formerly awaited the Messiah might be an evi- dence of His honour. From W hom you have also heard the true message—the good news of your salvation-and he- lieving in Whom you were sealed with the promise bythe Holy Spirit`, which is the pledge of our inheritance, to be redeemed by the possession of it, as proof of His honour. Because of which I also, having heard of your Odelity in the Lord jesus, and love towards all the holy, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you ASSEMBLIES. { in my prayers; so that the God of our Lord jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom, and comprehension of what is contained in a full knowledge of Him who enlight- ens the eyes of your hearts: to show you what is the hope of His calling; what is the glorious wealth of His inheritance for the holy ; and what the exceeding greatness of His power in us believers, through Hist mighty energy, x8

wmcn energized in Christ, raising zo Him from the dead, and seating Him at His right in the heavens, above 21 all government, authority,.and power, and dominion; and every name named, not only in this present age but also in that to come; and has 22 SUBJECTBD EVERYTHING UNDER HIS FERT;1 and has given Him to be head over all the church, which is His body, 23 me accomplishment of the whole in absolute perfection. Elie §zlizim·’¤ §¤siiimt in Christ. And you were dead in your trans· 2

gressions and sins, in which you then 2 walked, following this age of the world, under the authority of the prince of darkness, of the spirit of him now working in the sons of carelessness; with whom also we all then associated, 3 in the lusts of our sensuality, prac- tising the desires of the Hesh and of the mind; for we were naturally children of passion, like the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, through His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead through transgressions, restored us to life with Christ-···you are saved by a gift—and raised us together, and seated us to- gether in the heavens with Christ jesus; so that He might` show to the coming ages the surpassing richness of His gift, with which He had bene- fited us in Christ jesus. For you are d ba ift th savey rough a faith, and this is not gem yourselves: the gift I Psalm viii. C. l2l2

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