King James Version

Ephesians 1

1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Efesofo 1:1-23

Nkyia

1Saa krataa yi fi me Paulo a Onyankopɔn fi ne pɛ mu ayɛ me Kristo Yesu somafo no nkyɛn,

Merekyerɛw akɔma ahotefo a wɔte Efeso, Kristo Yesu mu agyidifo:

2Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo no nka mo.

Honhom Nhyira Wɔ Kristo Mu

3Momma yɛnna Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Agya no ase, efisɛ ɔnam Kristo so de honhom mu nhyira a efi ɔsoro abrɛ yɛn. 4Ansa na Onyankopɔn bɛbɔ wiase no, ɔdɔɔ yɛn na oyii yɛn wɔ Kristo mu sɛ yɛbɛyɛ kronkron a mfomso biara nni yɛn ho wɔ nʼani so. Ofi ɔdɔ mu 5hyɛ too hɔ se, ne pɛ mu no, ɔnam Yesu Kristo so de yɛn bɛyɛ ne mma, 6de akamfo nʼadom a ɛdɔɔso a ɔde akyɛ yɛn kwa wɔ ne Dɔba no mu no. 7Ne mu na yenya ogye a efi ne mogya mu. Ne mu na yenya bɔnefakyɛ nso, sɛnea Onyankopɔn adom mmoroso a 8ɔde nyansa ne ntease nyinaa hwie guu yɛn so no te. 9Onyankopɔn nam nea Kristo yɛe no so ada nʼanwonwakwan no adi akyerɛ yɛn sɛ 10bere a wahyɛ no, ɔbɛboaboa abɔde nyinaa ano, nea ɛwɔ ɔsoro ne nea ɛwɔ asase so ahyɛ ɔbaako a ɔne Kristo no ase.

11Onyankopɔn yɛ nea ɔpɛ bere biara. Ɛno nti na ɔnam Kristo so paw yɛn fii wiase mfiase, 12sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛn a yedii kan nyaa anidaso wɔ Kristo mu no bɛyɛ nkamfo ahyɛ no anuonyam. 13Saa ara na ɛte wɔ mo ho nso. Bere a motee nokwasɛm a ɛyɛ asɛmpa a ɛmaa mo nkwagye no, mugyee Kristo dii. Wɔde bɔhyɛ Honhom Kronkron no hyɛɛ mo nsow wɔ ne mu. 14Honhom no ma yɛn awerehyɛmu sɛ wɔde nea Onyankopɔn de asie ama ne nkurɔfo no bɛma yɛn. Afei yɛbɛde yɛn ho na wɔbɛkamfo Onyankopɔn ahyɛ no anuonyam.

Aseda Ne Mpaebɔ

15Esiane eyi nti, efi bere a metee gyidi a mowɔ wɔ Awurade Yesu mu ne ɔdɔ a modɔ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo no, 16minnyaee aseda a mede ma Onyankopɔn wɔ mo ho no da. Mekae mo wɔ me mpaebɔ mu, 17na mibisa yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Nyankopɔn, anuonyam Agya no se ɔmma mo Honhom Kronkron no a ɔbɛma mo nyansa na wada Onyankopɔn adi akyerɛ mo, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubehu no. 18Mesrɛ sɛ mo adwene mu mmue na munhu ne hann no, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubenya anidaso a ɛno nti ɔfrɛɛ mo no, ne ahonya a ɛwɔ agyapade kronkron a ɛwɔ hɔ ma ahotefo no, 19ne ne tumi a ɛso na biribiara ne no nsɛ ma yɛn a yegye di no. Ɛyɛ saa tumi nwonwaso no ara na ɔdaa no adi 20bere a onyan Kristo fii awufo mu na ɔde no tenaa ne nifa so wɔ ɔsoro ahemman no mu no. 21Saa tumi yi korɔn sen mpanyinni ne tumidi, ahoɔden ne kɛseyɛ, ne dibea biara a wotumi de ma saa bere yi ne bere a ɛbɛba no mu. 22Onyankopɔn de biribiara hyɛɛ Kristo nan ase, na ɔde no ayɛ nneɛma nyinaa ti ama asafo no, 23a ɛne ne nipadua. Ɔno ne nea ɔhyɛ ade nyinaa ma wɔ akwan nyinaa mu.