The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1Sha’ul, an emissary of יהושע Messiah by the desire of Elohim, to the set-apart ones who are in Ephesos, and true to Messiah יהושע:
2Favour to you and peace from Elohim our Father and the Master יהושע Messiah.
3Blessed be the Elohim and Father of our Master יהושע Messiah, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Messiah,
5having previously ordained us to adoption as sons through יהושע Messiah to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His desire,
6to the praise of the esteem of His favour with which He favoured us in the Beloved,
7in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of trespasses, according to the riches of His favour,
8which He has lavished on us in all wisdom and insight,
9having made known to us the secret of His desire, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Him,
10to administer at the completion of time, to gather together in one all in Messiah, both which are in the heavens and which are on earth, in Him,
11in whom also we did obtain an inheritance, being previously ordained according to the purpose of Him working all matters according to the counsel of His desire,
12for us to be the praise of His esteem – those having first trusted in Messiah,
13in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your deliverance, in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Set-apart Spirit of promise,
14who is the pledge of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His esteem.
15For this reason I too, having heard of your belief in the Master יהושע and your love for all the set-apart ones,
16do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,
17that the Elohim of our Master יהושע Messiah, the Father of esteem, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
19and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who are believing, according to the working of His mighty strength,
20which He wrought in the Messiah when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies,
21far above all rule and authority and power and mastery, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22And He put all under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all, to the assembly,
23which is His body, the completeness of Him who fills all in all.