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.

Knijga O Kristu

Poslanica Efežanima 1

želim vam milost i mir od našega Boga Oca i Gospodina Isusa Krista.

Duhovni blagoslovi

Slava neka je Bogu, Ocu našega Gospodina Isusa Krista, jer nas je, zato što pripadamo Kristu, blagoslovio svakim duhovnim blagoslovom u nebesima.

Bog nas je, još prije nego što je stvorio svijet, izabrao da u Kristu budemo sveti i bez nedostatka u njegovim očima.

Njegov je nepromjenjivi naum oduvijek bio da nas posvoji u vlastitu obitelj kroz Isusa Krista. Rado je to učinio.

Slavimo zato Boga za milost koju nam je iskazao, da pripadamo njegovu ljubljenom Sinu

u kojemu imamo otkupljenje njegovom krvlju i oproštenje grijeha po njegovoj izobilnoj milosti.

S milošću nam je obilno udijelio mudrost i razumijevanje.

Bog nam je otkrio tajni naum s Kristom, koji je odavno dobrohotno smislio.

10 Nakanio je sve - na nebesima i na zemlji - podložiti Kristu kad se za to napuni vrijeme.

11 U njemu smo i mi postali baštinicima, predodređeni prema nakani onoga koji sve čini u skladu sa svojom voljom.

12 Božja je nakana bila da mi, koji smo se prvi pouzdali u Krista, proslavljamo svojega slavnog Boga.

13 I vi ste čuli istinu, Radosnu vijest da vas Bog spašava. A kad ste povjerovali u Krista, Bog vam je dao Svetoga Duha i tako vas zapečatio da ste njegovi.

14 Duh je Božje jamstvo da će nam dati sve što je obećao te da nas je otkupio sebi na slavu.

Pavlova molitva za duhovnu mudrost

15 Zato i ja, otkako sam čuo za vašu snažnu vjeru u Gospodina Isusa i ljubav koju iskazujete prema svetima posvuda,

16 ,ne prestajem zahvaljivati Bogu za vas. Stalno se molim za vas

17 iskajući od Boga, slavnoga Oca našega Gospodina Isusa Krista, da vam udijeli duha mudrosti i razumijevanja kako bi ga što bolje spoznali.

18 Molim Boga da vam srca obasja svjetlošću da možete razumjeti kakvo je bogato i slavno naslijeđe dao svojem narodu.

19 Molim se da razumijete nevjerojatnu silinu njegove moći za nas koji vjerujemo. Jednako je djelotvorna i silna

20 kao i sila koja je uskrisila Krista i posjela ga na počasno mjesto, Bogu zdesna na nebesima -

21 iznad svakoga poglavarstva, vlasti, moći i gospodstva ne samo u ovome svijetu nego i u svijetu koji će doći.

22 Bog je sve podložio Kristovoj vlasti, a njega je - iznad svih - postavio za poglavara Crkve,

23 koja je njegovo Tijelo, punina Onoga koji ispunja sve u svima.