Amplified Bible

Ephesians 1

The Blessings of Redemption

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed), by the will of God [that is, by His purpose and choice],

To the [a]saints (God’s people) [b]who are at Ephesus and are faithful and loyal and steadfast in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

[c]Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ, just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will— to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ]. In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and understanding [with practical insight] He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, 10 with regard to the fulfillment of the times [that is, the end of history, the climax of the ages]—to bring all things together in Christ, [both] things in the heavens and things on the earth. 11 In Him also we have [d]received an inheritance [a destiny—we were claimed by God as His own], having been predestined (chosen, appointed beforehand) according to the purpose of Him who works everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him as our Lord and Savior] would exist to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God]. 14 The Spirit is the [e]guarantee [the first installment, the pledge, a foretaste] of our inheritance until the redemption of God’s own [purchased] possession [His believers], to the praise of His glory.

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers; 17 [I always pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may grant you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation [that gives you a deep and personal and intimate insight] into the true knowledge of Him [for we know the Father through the Son]. 18 And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the [f]hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the [g]saints (God’s people), 19 and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength 20 which He [h]produced in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion [whether angelic or human], and [far above] every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and world but also in the one to come. 22 And He [i]put all things [in every realm] in subjection under Christ’s feet, and [j]appointed Him as [supreme and authoritative] head over all things in the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills and completes all things in all [believers].

Notas al pie

  1. Ephesians 1:1 “Saints” refers to born-again believers. All believers are holy, that is, set apart or sanctified for God’s purpose.
  2. Ephesians 1:1 Three early mss do not contain “at Ephesus.” Some scholars suggest that this was intended as a circular letter for various churches of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), sent first to Ephesus and then to the other churches. See Paul’s instruction to the Colossians in 4:16. Others believe the letter was directed only to the Ephesians because of its many personal references. The books of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon are believed to have been written by Paul while he was a prisoner under house arrest in Rome (a.d. 60-62) (cf 6:20).
  3. Ephesians 1:3 In Greek this passage (vv 3-14), also referred to as a doxology, is one sentence.
  4. Ephesians 1:11 Or our destiny.
  5. Ephesians 1:14 Or down payment.
  6. Ephesians 1:18 In the NT the word “hope” expresses a cherished desire along with the confident assurance of obtaining that which is longed for.
  7. Ephesians 1:18 See note v 1.
  8. Ephesians 1:20 The first of three manifestations of God’s power exhibited in Christ.
  9. Ephesians 1:22 The second manifestation of God’s power exhibited in Christ.
  10. Ephesians 1:22 This is the third manifestation of God’s power exhibited in Christ.

Korean Living Bible

에베소서 1

1하나님의 뜻에 따라 그리스도 예수님의 사도가 된 나 바울은 에베소에 있는 성도 들과 그리스도 예수님을 믿는 신자들에게

하나님 우리 아버지와 주 예수 그리스도의 은혜와 평안이 함께하기를 기도합니다.

그리스도 안에서 누리는 영적인 복

우리 주 예수 그리스도의 아버지 하나님께 찬양을 드립니다. 하나님 아버지께서는 그리스도 안에서 하늘의 모든 영적인 복을 우리에게 내려 주셨습니다.

하나님은 우리가 자기 앞에서 거룩하고 흠이 없게 하시려고 세상을 창조하시기 전에 그리스도 안에서 우리를 선택하셨습니다. 그리고 우리를 사랑하셨기 때문에

하나님은 예수 그리스도를 통하여 그분의 기뻐하시는 뜻을 따라 우리를 자기 자녀로 예정하셨습니다.

이것은 우리가 그분이 사랑하시는 아들 안에서 우리에게 거저 주신 은혜와 영광을 찬양하게 하려는 것입니다.

우리는 하나님의 풍성하신 은혜를 따라 그리스도 안에서 그분의 피로 죄 사함을 받고 구원을 얻었습니다.

하나님은 모든 지혜와 총명으로 우리에게 그런 은혜를 주신 것입니다.

그리고 하나님은 자기가 기뻐하시는 뜻대로 그리스도 안에서 미리 계획하신 비밀을 우리에게 알려 주셨는데

10 그것은 때가 되면 하늘과 땅에 있는 모든 것이 그리스도 안에서 하나가 되도록 하는 것입니다.

11 그리스도 안에서 모든 것을 자기 뜻대로 이루시는 하나님의 계획을 따라 예정대로 우리는 그분의 [a]백성이 되었습니다.

12 이것은 제일 먼저 그리스도를 대망하던 우리가 하나님의 영광을 찬양하도록 하기 위한 것입니다.

13 그리고 여러분도 진리의 말씀인 구원의 기쁜 소식을 듣고 그리스도를 믿게 되었으며 하나님께서는 이를 확인하는 표로 약속하신 성령을 우리에게 주셨습니다.

14 성령께서는 하나님이 약속하신 것을 우리가 받을 것이라는 것을 보증하시고 하나님의 백성이 구원을 받아 그분의 영광을 찬양하도록 하십니다.

감사와 기도

15 나는 여러분이 주 예수님을 잘 믿고 모든 성도를 사랑한다는 말을 듣고

16 기도할 때마다 여러분을 생각하며 항상 하나님께 감사하고 있습니다.

17 나는 우리 주 예수 그리스도의 하나님, 영광의 아버지께서 여러분에게 지혜와 계시의 성령을 주셔서 하나님을 더욱 잘 알게 해 주시고

18 여러분의 마음의 눈을 밝히셔서 부르심을 받은 여러분의 희망이 무엇이며 성도들이 하늘 나라에서 받게 될 영광스러운 축복이 얼마나 풍성한가를 알게 해 주시고

19 또 믿는 우리 속에서 강한 능력으로 역사하시는 하나님의 권능이 얼마나 큰가를 알게 하시기를 기도합니다.

20 하나님께서는 그 크신 능력으로 그리스도를 죽은 사람들 가운데서 다시 살리시고 하늘 나라에서 자기 오른편에 앉게 하셨습니다.

21 그뿐만 아니라 그리스도를 모든 통치자와 권세와 능력과 지배권과 또 이 세상이나 오는 세상의 모든 이름 위에 뛰어나게 하셨습니다.

22 그리고 하나님은 모든 것을 그리스도의 발 아래 복종하게 하시고 그분을 만물 위에 교회의 머리로 삼으셨습니다.

23 교회는 그리스도의 몸이며 어디서나 모든 것을 넘치도록 채워 주시는 분이 계신 곳입니다.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:11 또는 ‘기업’