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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.

New International Reader's Version

Ephesians 1

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Christ Jesus just as God planned.

I am sending this letter to you, God’s holy people in Ephesus. Because you belong to Christ Jesus, you are faithful.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Praise God for His Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Those blessings come from the heavenly world. They belong to us because we belong to Christ. God chose us to belong to Christ before the world was created. He chose us to be holy and without blame in his eyes. He loved us. So he decided long ago to adopt us. He adopted us as his children with all the rights children have. He did it because of what Jesus Christ has done. It pleased God to do it. All those things bring praise to his glorious grace. God freely gave us his grace because of the One he loves. We have been set free because of what Christ has done. Because he bled and died our sins have been forgiven. We have been set free because God’s grace is so rich. He poured his grace on us. By giving us great wisdom and understanding, he showed us the mystery of his plan. It was in keeping with what he wanted to do. It was what he had planned through Christ. 10 It will all come about when history has been completed. God will then bring together all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 We were also chosen to belong to him. God decided to choose us long ago in keeping with his plan. He works out everything to fit his plan and purpose. 12 We were the first to put our hope in Christ. We were chosen to bring praise to his glory. 13 You also became believers in Christ. That happened when you heard the message of truth. It was the good news about how you could be saved. When you believed, he stamped you with an official mark. That official mark is the Holy Spirit that he promised. 14 The Spirit marks us as God’s own. We can now be sure that someday we will receive all that God has promised. That will happen after God sets all his people completely free. All these things will bring praise to his glory.

Paul Prays and Gives Thanks

15 I have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus. I have also heard about your love for all God’s people. That is why 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I always remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the glorious Father. I keep asking him to give you the wisdom and understanding that come from the Holy Spirit. I want you to know God better. 18 I pray that you may understand more clearly. Then you will know the hope God has chosen you to receive. You will know that what God will give his holy people is rich and glorious. 19 And you will know God’s great power. It can’t be compared with anything else. His power works for us who believe. It is the same mighty strength 20 God showed. He showed this when he raised Christ from the dead. God seated him at his right hand in his heavenly kingdom. 21 There Christ sits far above all who rule and have authority. He also sits far above all powers and kings. He is above every name that is appealed to in this world and in the world to come. 22 God placed all things under Christ’s rule. He appointed him to be ruler over everything for the church. 23 The church is Christ’s body and is filled by Christ. He fills everything in every way.