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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.

Nkwa Asem

Efesofo 1

Nkyia

1Saa krataa yi fi me Paulo a Onyankopɔn fi ne pɛ mu ayɛ me Kristo Yesu somafo no nkyɛn kɔ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo a wɔte Efeso a wɔwɔ Kristo Yesu mu gyidi wɔ wɔn asetena mu no nso nkyɛn.

Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo no mmra mo so.

Momma yɛnna Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo n’Agya no ase. Efisɛ, ɔnam ma a wama yɛn ɔsoro Honhom mu akyɛde no so ahyira baako a yɛne Kristo ayɛ no so.

Onyankopɔn da ne nhyehyɛe adi

Ansa na wɔrebɔ wiase no, na Onyankopɔn ayi yɛn dedaw sɛ yɛmmɛyɛ ne de wɔ Kristo mu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛbɛyɛ kronn na yɛayɛ pɛ wɔ n’anim a mfomso biara nni yɛn ho. Onyankopɔn dɔ a ɔde dɔ yɛn no nti, na wayɛ n’adwene dedaw sɛ ɔnam Yesu Kristo so bɛka yɛn abata ne ho sɛ ne mma. Eyi ne Onyankopɔn pɛ ne ne botae.

Momma yɛnkamfo Onyankopɔn wɔ n’anuonyam adom ne ne dɔ Ba a ɔde no kyɛɛ yɛn kwa no ho.

Kristo wu a owui no ama yɛade yɛn ho. Ɛkyerɛ sɛ wɔde yɛn bɔne akyɛ yɛn; wahu yɛn mmɔbɔ a enni kabea, efisɛ, ɔte yɛn ase na onim nea eye ma yɛn bere biara mu nso.

Onyankopɔn yɛɛ nea ɔpɛe sɛ ɔyɛ na ɔnam Kristo so daa ne nhyehyɛe a wahyɛ sɛ ɔbɛyɛ a wanna no adi no adi kyerɛɛ yɛn. 10 Sɛ bere no so a, Onyankopɔn nhyehyɛe a ɔde bewie ne sɛ, ɔbɛboaboa abɔde nyinaa ano, nea ɛwɔ soro ne nea ɛwɔ asase so ahyɛ ɔbaako a ɔne Kristo no ase.

11 Onyankopɔn nhyehyɛe ne n’adwene so na wɔnam yɛ biribiara. Onyankopɔn botae a wasi so dua fi mfitiase pɛɛ no so na wɔnam ayi yɛn sɛ ne nkurɔfo a wɔne Kristo ayɛ baako no. 12 Ne saa nti, momma yɛn a yenyaa Kristo mu anidaso kan no nkamfo Onyankopɔn anuonyam.

13 Saa ara na na ɛte wɔ mo ho nso. Bere a motee nokwasɛm a ɛyɛ Asɛmpa no a ɛmaa mo nkwagye no, mugyee Kristo dii maa Onyankopɔn penee so nam so hwiee Honhom Kronkron no a ɔhyɛɛ mo ho bɔ no guu mo so de kyerɛe sɛ moyɛ ne de. 14 Honhom no yɛ akyigyinade a ɛkyerɛ sɛ yɛn nsa bɛka nea Onyankopɔn ahyɛ ne nkurɔfo ho bɔ no, na ɔhyɛ yɛn bɔ bio sɛ Onyankopɔn bɛma wɔn a wɔyɛ ne de no ahofadi de akamfo n’anuonyam.

15 Esiane eyi nti, efi bere a metee gyidi a mowɔ wɔ Awurade Yesu mu ne ɔdɔ a modɔ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo no, 16 minnyaee aseda a meda Onyankopɔn ma mo no da. Mekae mo wɔ me mpaebɔ mu, 17 na mibisa yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Nyankopɔn, anuonyam Agya no sɛ, ɔmma mo Honhom Kronkron no a ɔbɛma mo nyansa na wada Onyankopɔn adi akyerɛ mo, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubehu no. 18 Mesrɛ sɛ mo adwene mu mmue na munhu ne hann no sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubehu anidasoade a ɛno nti ɔfrɛɛ mo no ne ne nhyira nwonwaso a ɔhyɛɛ ne nkurɔfo ho bɔ no, 19 ne sɛnea ne tumi yɛ adwuma fa wɔ yɛn a yegye no di no mu. Saa tumi a ɛwɔ yɛn mu yi te sɛ tumi kɛse 20 a ɔnam so maa Kristo sɔre fii awufo mu na wɔde no tenaa nifa so wɔ ɔsoro hɔ no. 21 Kristo di biribiara so wɔ soro hɔ. Odi soro atumfo ne awuranom so na ɔkorɔn sen dibea biara a ɛwɔ tumi a ɛwɔ wiase ha ne nea ɛreba no mu. 22 Onyankopɔn de biribiara hyɛɛ Kristo nan ase na ɔde no maa asafo no sɛ otumfo Awurade a ɔkorɔn sen biribiara. 23 Asafo no yɛ Kristo nipadua a ɔno ankasa hyɛ mu na ɔma biribiara wie pɛyɛ wɔ baabiara no.