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.
11:1 a 1Ko 1:1 b 2Ko 1:1 c Bak 1:2Nze Pawulo, omutume wa Kristo Yesu, olw’okwagala kwa Katonda, mpandiikira abatukuvu abali mu Efeso, era abakkiririza mu Kristo Yesu.
21:2 Bar 1:7Ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo bibeerenga nammwe.
Emikisa mu Kristo
31:3 a 2Ko 1:3 b Bef 2:6; 3:10; 6:12Yeebazibwe Katonda era Kitaawe wa Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, atuwadde mu Kristo buli mukisa gwonna ogw’omwoyo oguva mu ggulu. 41:4 a Bef 5:27; Bak 1:22 b Bef 4:2, 15, 16Yatulonda okubeera mu Kristo ng’ensi tennatondebwa, ffe tube batukuvu, abataliiko kya kunenyezebwa mu maaso ge, olw’okwagala kwe. 51:5 a Bar 8:29, 30 b 1Ko 1:21Olw’okwagala kwe, yatuteekateeka tubeere abaana be mu Yesu Kristo, ng’okusiima kwe bwe kuli. 61:6 Mat 3:17Katonda tumutendereze olw’ekisa kye yatuwa obuwa mu Mwana, gw’ayagala ennyo. 71:7 Bar 3:24Mu oyo mwe tununulibwa olw’omusaayi gwe, ne tusonyiyibwa ebibi, ng’obugagga bw’ekisa kye bwe buli, 8kye yatuwa mu bungi mu magezi gonna ne mu kutegeera kwonna. 91:9 Bar 16:25Yatubikkulira ekyama eky’okwagala kwe, ng’okusiima kwe bwe kuli kwe yateekerateekera mu Kristo. 101:10 a Bag 4:4 b Bak 1:20Olwo ekiseera ekituufu bwe kirituuka, Katonda alikola byonna bye yateekateeka, n’ateeka ebintu byonna awamu wansi wa Kristo, ebiri mu ggulu n’ebiri ku nsi.
111:11 Bef 3:11Era mu ye mwe twaweerwa obusika ne twawulibwa ng’enteekateeka bw’eri ey’oyo akola ebintu byonna okusinziira ku magezi ag’okwagala kwe; 121:12 nny 6, 14ffe Abayudaaya tulyoke tumuleetere okugulumizibwa, ffe abaasooka okuba n’essuubi mu Kristo. 131:13 a Bak 1:5 b Bef 4:30Nammwe, Kristo yabaleeta eri amazima, kye kigambo eky’Enjiri ey’okulokolebwa kwammwe. Bwe mwamukkiriza, ne muteekebwako envumbo eya Mwoyo Mutukuvu eyasuubizibwa, 141:14 Bik 20:32gwe musingo gw’obusika bwaffe, okutuusa bw’alinunula abantu be, ne Katonda n’agulumizibwa era n’atenderezebwa.
Okusaba kwa Pawulo
151:15 Bak 1:4Noolwekyo okuva lwe nawulira okukkiriza kwe mulina mu Mukama waffe Yesu, n’okwagala kwe mulina eri abantu ba Katonda bonna, 161:16 Bar 1:8sirekangayo kwebaza Katonda ku lwammwe. Mbajjukira 171:17 a Yk 20:17 b Bak 1:9ne mbasabira, Katonda wa Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, Kitaffe ow’ekitiibwa, abawe Omwoyo ow’amagezi n’okubikkulirwa mweyongere okumutegeera. 181:18 Bik 26:18; 2Ko 4:6Nnyongera okubasabira, amaaso g’emitima gyammwe gamulisibwenga, mulyoke mumanye essuubi ly’okuyitibwa kwammwe, n’obugagga obungi bwe mulina mu ye, mmwe awamu n’abantu ba Katonda bonna. 191:19 a Bak 1:29 b Bef 6:10Njagala mutegeere amaanyi ge agasukkiridde agakolera mu ffe abakkiriza, ng’okukola kw’obuyinza bw’amaanyi ge bwe kuli, 201:20 Bik 2:24amaanyi ago ge yakozesa mu Kristo bwe yamuzuukiza mu bafu, n’amutuuza ku mukono gwe ogwa ddyo waggulu mu ggulu. 211:21 Baf 2:9, 10Waggulu eyo, Kristo gy’afugira obufuzi bwonna, n’obuyinza bwonna, n’amaanyi gonna, n’obwami bwonna, na buli kitiibwa kyonna ekiweebwa omuntu. Afugira mu mulembe guno, era alifugira ne mu mulembe ogugenda okujja. 221:22 a Mat 28:18 b Bef 4:15; 5:23Katonda atadde ebintu byonna wansi w’ebigere bye, n’afuula Kristo omutwe gw’ebintu byonna eby’ekkanisa, 23era ekkanisa gwe mubiri gwe ye yennyini, mwatuukiririza ebintu byonna.