King James Version

Ephesians 1:1-23

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: 2Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4According 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: 5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10That 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: 11In 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: 12That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13In 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, 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

15Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17That 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: 18The 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, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far 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: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Efesofoɔ 1:1-23

Nkyea

1Krataa yi firi me Paulo a Onyankopɔn firi ne pɛ mu ayɛ me Kristo Yesu somafoɔ no nkyɛn,

Meretwerɛ akɔma ahotefoɔ a wɔte Efeso, Kristo Yesu mu nokwafoɔ no:

2Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛfiri 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, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔnam Kristo so de honhom mu nhyira a ɛfiri ɔsoro abrɛ yɛn. 4Ansa na Onyankopɔn bɛbɔ ewiase no, ɔdɔɔ yɛn na ɔyii yɛn wɔ Kristo mu sɛ yɛbɛyɛ kronkron a mfomsoɔ biara nni yɛn ho wɔ nʼani so. Ɔfiri ɔdɔ mu 5hyɛ too hɔ sɛ, 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 Dɔ Ba no mu no. 7Ne mu na yɛnya ɔgyeɛ a ɛfiri ne mogya mu. Ne mu na yɛnya bɔnefakyɛ nso, sɛdeɛ Onyankopɔn adom mmorosoɔ a 8ɔde nyansa ne nteaseɛ nyinaa hwie guu yɛn so no teɛ. 9Onyankopɔn nam deɛ Kristo yɛeɛ no so ada nʼanwanwa kwan no adi akyerɛ yɛn sɛ, 10ɛberɛ a wahyɛ no, ɔbɛboaboa abɔdeɛ nyinaa ano, deɛ ɛwɔ ɔsoro ne deɛ ɛwɔ asase so ahyɛ ɔbaako a ɔne Kristo no ase.

11Onyankopɔn yɛ deɛ ɔpɛ ɛberɛ biara. Ɛno enti na ɔnam Kristo so paw yɛn firii ewiase ahyɛaseɛ, 12sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a yɛn a yɛdii ɛkan nyaa anidasoɔ wɔ Kristo mu no bɛyɛ nkamfo ahyɛ no animuonyam. 13Saa ara na ɛte wɔ mo ho nso. Ɛberɛ a motee nokwasɛm a ɛyɛ Asɛmpa a ɛmaa mo nkwagyeɛ no, mogyee Kristo diiɛ. Wɔde bɔhyɛ Honhom Kronkron no hyɛɛ mo nso wɔ ne mu. 14Honhom no ma yɛn awerɛhyɛmu sɛ wɔde deɛ Onyankopɔn de asie ama ne nkurɔfoɔ no bɛma yɛn. Afei, yɛbɛde yɛn ho na wɔbɛkamfo Onyankopɔn ahyɛ no animuonyam.

Aseda Ne Mpaeɛbɔ

15Esiane yei enti, ɛfiri ɛberɛ a metee gyidie a mowɔ wɔ Awurade Yesu mu ne ɔdɔ a modɔ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfoɔ no, 16mennyaee aseda a meda Onyankopɔn ma mo no da. Mekae mo wɔ me mpaeɛbɔ mu, 17na mebisa yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Onyankopɔn, animuonyam Agya no sɛ, ɔmma mo Honhom Kronkron no a ɔbɛma mo nyansa na wada Onyankopɔn adi akyerɛ mo, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mobɛhunu no. 18Mesrɛ sɛ mo adwene mu mmue na monhunu ne hann no, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mobɛnya anidasoɔ a ɛno enti ɔfrɛɛ mo no ne ahonya a ɛwɔ agyapadeɛ kronkron a ɛwɔ hɔ ma ahotefoɔ no, 19ne ne tumi a ɛso na biribiara ne no nsɛ ma yɛn a yɛgye die no. Ɛyɛ saa tumi nwanwasoɔ no ara na ɔdaa no adi 20ɛberɛ a ɔnyanee Kristo firii awufoɔ mu na ɔde no tenaa ne nifa so wɔ ɔsoro ahemman no mu no. 21Saa tumi yi korɔn sene mpaninnie ne tumidie, ahoɔden ne kɛseyɛ, ne diberɛ biara a wɔtumi de ma saa ɛberɛ yi ne ɛberɛ a ɛbɛba no mu. 22Onyankopɔn de biribiara hyɛɛ Kristo nan ase, na ɔde no ayɛ nneɛma nyinaa ti ama asafo no, 23a ɛne ne onipadua. Ɔno ne deɛ ɔhyɛ adeɛ nyinaa ma wɔ akwan nyinaa mu.