Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Efesu 1

1Paulu, aposteli Jesu Kristi nípa ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run,

Sí àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́ tí ó wà ní Efesu, àti sí àwọn olóòtítọ́ nínú Kristi Jesu:

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ sí yín àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wá àti Jesu Kristi Olúwa.

Ìbùkún ti Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ nínú Kristi

Ògo ni fún Ọlọ́run àti Baba Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa, ẹni tí ó ti bùkún wa láti inú ọ̀run wá pẹ̀lú àwọn ìbùkún ẹ̀mí gbogbo nínú Kristi. Àní, gẹ́gẹ́ bí o ti yàn wá nínú rẹ̀ ṣáájú ìpilẹ̀ṣẹ̀ ayé, láti jẹ́ mímọ́ àti aláìlábùkù níwájú rẹ̀ nínú ìfẹ́ Ẹni tí Ó ti yàn wá tẹ́lẹ̀ sí ìsọdọmọ nípa Jesu Kristi fún ara rẹ̀, ní ìbámu ìdùnnú ìfẹ́ rẹ̀ fún ìyìn ògo oore-ọ̀fẹ́ rẹ̀, èyí tí Ó ti fi fún wa nínú Àyànfẹ́ rẹ̀: Nínú rẹ̀ ni àwa rí ìràpadà gba nípa ẹ̀jẹ̀ rẹ̀ àti ìdáríjì àwọn ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ wa, ní ìbámu pẹ̀lú ọrọ̀ oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Ọlọ́run èyí tí ó fún wa lọ́pọ̀lọpọ̀ pẹ̀lú gbogbo ọgbọ́n àti ìmòye, Ó ti sọ ohun ìjìnlẹ̀ ìfẹ́ rẹ̀ di mí mọ̀ fún wa gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìdùnnú rere rẹ̀, èyí ti o pinnu nínú Kristi, 10 èyí tí yóò jẹ jáde ní kíkún àkókò, láti ṣe àkójọpọ̀ àwọn ohun tí ọ̀run àti ti ayé lábẹ́ Kristi.

11 Nínú rẹ̀ ni a yàn wá fẹ́ lẹ́yìn tí ó ti yàn wá tẹ́lẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìpinnu ẹni tí ń ṣiṣẹ́ ohun gbogbo ní ìbámu ìfẹ́ rẹ̀, 12 kí àwa kí ó le wà fún ìyìn ògo rẹ̀, àwa tí a ti ni ìrètí ṣáájú nínú Kristi. 13 Àti ẹ̀yin pẹ̀lú darapọ̀ nínú Kristi nígbà tí ẹ̀yin gbọ́ ọ̀rọ̀ òtítọ́ náà àní ìhìnrere ìgbàlà yin. Nígbà tí ẹ̀yin gbàgbọ́, a fi Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ ṣe èdìdì ayé yin nínú rẹ, èyí tí a ti ṣe ìlérí rẹ̀ tẹ́lẹ̀, 14 èyí tí ó jẹ́ ìdánilójú àṣansílẹ̀ ogún wa títí yóò fi di àkókò ìràpadà àwọn tí í ṣe ti Ọlọ́run sí ìyìn ògo rẹ̀.

Ìdúpẹ́ àti àdúrà

15 Nítorí ìdí èyí, nígbà tí mo ti gbúròó ìgbàgbọ́ ti ń bẹ láàrín yín nínú Jesu Olúwa, àti ìfẹ́ yín sí gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́. 16 Èmi kò sì sinmi láti máa dúpẹ́ nítorí yín, àti láti máa rántí yín nínú àdúrà mi; 17 Mo sì ń béèrè nígbà gbogbo pé kí Ọlọ́run Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa, Baba ògo, lè fún yín ni Ẹ̀mí nípa ti ọgbọ́n àti ti ìfihàn kí ẹ̀yin kí ó tún lè mọ̀ ọ́n sí i. 18 Mo tún ń gbàdúrà bákan náà wí pé kí ojú ọkàn yín lè mọ́lẹ̀; kí ẹ̀yin lè mọ ohun tí ìrètí ìpè rẹ̀ jẹ́, àti ọrọ̀ ògo rẹ̀ èyí tí í ṣe ogún àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́, 19 àti aláìlẹ́gbẹ́ títóbi agbára rẹ̀ fún àwa tí a gbàgbọ́. Gẹ́gẹ́ bí iṣẹ́ agbára rẹ̀, 20 èyí tí ó fi sínú Kristi, nígbà tí o ti jí dìde kúrò nínú òkú, tí ó sì mú un jókòó lọ́wọ́ ọ̀tún nínú àwọn ọ̀run. 21 Ó gbéga ju gbogbo ìjọba, àti àṣẹ, àti agbára, àti òye àti gbogbo orúkọ tí a ń dá, kì í ṣe ni ayé yìí nìkan, ṣùgbọ́n ni èyí tí ń bọ̀ pẹ̀lú. 22 Ọlọ́run sì ti fi ohun gbogbo sábẹ́ ẹsẹ̀ rẹ̀, ó sì fi í ṣe orí lórí ohun gbogbo fún ìjọ, 23 èyí tí i ṣe ara rẹ̀, ẹ̀kúnrẹ́rẹ́ ẹni tí ó kún ohun gbogbo ní gbogbo ọ̀nà.

The Message

Ephesians 1

11-2 I, Paul, am under God’s plan as an apostle, a special agent of Christ Jesus, writing to you faithful believers in Ephesus. I greet you with the grace and peace poured into our lives by God our Father and our Master, Jesus Christ.

The God of Glory

3-6 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

7-10 Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.

11-12 It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

13-14 It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.

15-19 That’s why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn’t stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!

20-23 All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.