Ephesians 1:1-23, NLT
Greetings from Paul
1This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus.
I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus,*1:1 The most ancient manuscripts do not include in Ephesus. who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.
2May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
3All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
9God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan.
12God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God.
Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
15Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,*1:15 Some manuscripts read your faithfulness to the Lord Jesus and to God’s people everywhere.
19I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power