Ang Pulong Sa Dios

Efeso 1

1Ako si Pablo nga nahimong apostol ni Cristo Jesus sumala sa kabubut-on sa Dios. Nangumusta ako kaninyo nga mga katawhan sa Dios diha sa Efeso, kamo nga mga matinumanon sa pagsunod kang Cristo Jesus.

Hinaut nga madawat ninyo ang grasya ug kalinaw gikan sa Dios nga atong Amahan ug kang Ginoong Jesu-Cristo.

Mga Espirituhanong Panalangin

Dalaygon gayod ang Dios ug Amahan sa atong Ginoong Jesu-Cristo! Tungod kay kita anaa kang Cristo, gihatagan niya kita sa tanang mga panalangin nga espirituhanon. Kini nga mga panalangin gikan sa langit. Bisan sa wala pa buhata ang kalibotan, gipili na kitang daan sa Dios nga mahimong balaan ug walay ikasaway sa iyang atubangan pinaagi sa atong paghiusa kang Cristo. Tungod sa gugma sa Dios kanato, giplano na niyang daan nga kita mahimong iyang mga anak pinaagi kang Jesu-Cristo. Kini sumala sa iyang kagustohan ug kabubut-on. Dayegon ta ang Dios tungod sa iyang kahibulongang grasya nga gihatag kanato pinaagi sa iyang hinigugmang Anak!

7-8 Kay pinaagi sa dugo[a] ni Cristo gitubos kita, nga sa ato pa, gipasaylo na ang atong mga sala. Pagkadako sa grasya sa Dios kanato. Gihatagan niya kitag kaalam ug kahibalo aron masabtan nato ang iyang tinago nga plano nga buot niyang buhaton pinaagi kang Cristo 10 kon moabot na ang panahon nga iyang gitagal. Sumala sa iyang plano, gusto niya nga usahon ang tanan nga anaa sa langit ug sa yuta ug ipasakop sa pagdumala ni Cristo. 11 Ang tanang mga butang gibuhat sa Dios sumala sa iyang plano ug kabubut-on. Ug sumala sa iyang plano gikan pa kaniadto, gipili na niya kaming daan nga mahimong iya pinaagi sa among pagkahiusa kang Cristo, 12 aron nga kami nga unang naglaom kang Cristo magdayeg kaniya. 13 Ug kamo usab nahimong anaa kang Cristo sa dihang nadungog ninyo ang kamatuoran, ang Maayong Balita nga si Cristo diay mao ang makaluwas kaninyo. Sa dihang mituo kamo kaniya, gihatagan kamo sa Dios sa Espiritu Santo nga iyang gisaad timailhan nga kamo iya na. 14 Kining Espiritu Santo mao ang kasigurohan nga madawat nato isip iyang mga anak ang saad sa Dios nga maangkon nato ang hingpit nga kaluwasan. Tungod niini pagadayegon siya.

Ang Pag-ampo ni Pablo

15 Busa sa dihang nadungog ko ang mahitungod sa inyong pagtuo kang Ginoong Jesus ug sa inyong paghigugma sa tanang mga katawhan sa Dios, 16 dako gayod ang akong pagpasalamat sa Dios tungod kaninyo. Ug giampo ko kamo kanunay. 17 Giampo ko ngadto sa Dios sa atong Ginoong Jesu-Cristo, ang Amahan nga makagagahom, nga ang Espiritu Santo mohatag kaninyo sa kaalam ug magpadayag kaninyo sa kamatuoran mahitungod sa Dios aron nga mailhan gayod ninyo siya. 18 Giampo ko usab nga lamdagan niya ang inyong hunahuna aron masayran ninyo kon unsa ang atong paglaom sa iyang pagtawag kanato nga mahimong iyang mga anak, ug aron masayran usab ninyo kon unsa kadako ug kamaayo sa panulondon nga iyang gisaad alang sa iyang mga katawhan. 19 Giampo ko usab nga masayran ninyo ang dili matupngan nga gahom sa Dios alang kanato nga nagatuo kaniya. Kini nga gahom 20 mao usab ang gahom nga iyang gigamit sa pagbanhaw ug pagpalingkod kang Cristo diha sa iyang tuong dapit[b] didto sa langit. 21 Busa anaa ubos sa gahom ni Cristo ang tanan nga may gahom sa pagdumala ug sa pagpangulo. Ang katungdanan nga gihatag kang Cristo dili gayod matupngan karon o bisan pa sa umaabot. 22 Gipailalom sa Dios ang tanan sa gahom ni Cristo, ug gihimo niya siya nga pangulo sa tanan aron matabangan niya ang mga tumutuo 23 nga mao ang iyang lawas, ang kahingpitan niya nga mao usab ang naghingpit sa tanan.

Notas al pie

  1. Efeso 1:7 dugo: buot ipasabot, kamatayon.
  2. Efeso 1:20 sa iyang tuong dapit: ang buot ipasabot, anaa kang Cristo ang gahom ug dungog.

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.