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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Waefeso 1:1-23

Salamu

11:1 1Kor 1:1; 2Kor 1:1; Kol 1:2Paulo, mtume wa Kristo Yesu, kwa mapenzi ya Mungu:

Kwa watakatifu walioko Efeso, walio waaminifu katika Kristo Yesu:

21:2 Rum 1:7; Kol 1:2; Gal 1:3; Tit 1:4Neema na amani itokayo kwa Mungu Baba yetu na kwa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo iwe nanyi.

Baraka Za Kiroho Katika Kristo Yesu

31:3 2Kor 2:1, 3; Efe 3:10; 6:12Ahimidiwe Mungu na Baba wa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo, aliyetubariki sisi kwa baraka zote za rohoni, katika ulimwengu wa roho ndani ya Kristo. 41:4 Za 15:2; Kol 1:22; Efe 4:2, 15, 16Kwa maana alituchagua katika yeye kabla ya kuumbwa ulimwengu ili tuwe watakatifu na bila lawama mbele zake. Kwa upendo 51:5 Rum 8:29, 30; Lk 12:32; 1Kor 1:21alitangulia kutuchagua tuwe wanawe kwa njia ya Yesu Kristo kwa furaha yake na mapenzi yake mwenyewe. 61:6 Mt 3:17; Efe 1:12, 14; Kol 1:13Kwa hiyo tunamsifu Mungu kwa huruma zake kuu alizotumiminia sisi katika Mwanawe Mpendwa. 71:7 Rum 3:24; Kol 1:14, 20; Efe 2:7; 3:8, 16; Mdo 20:28; Ebr 9:14; 1Pet 1:16Ndani yake tunao ukombozi kwa njia ya damu yake, yaani, msamaha wa dhambi, sawasawa na wingi wa neema yake 81:8 Kol 1:9aliyotumiminia kwa wingi, kwa hekima yote na maarifa yote. 91:9 Rum 16:25; Efe 2:7; 3:9Naye alitujulisha siri ya mapenzi yake sawasawa na uradhi wa mapenzi yake, ambayo alikusudia katika Kristo, 101:10 Mk 1:15; Kol 1:20ili yapate kutimizwa wakati mkamilifu utakapowadia, yaani, kuvitia vitu vyote vya mbinguni na vya duniani pamoja, chini ya kiongozi mmoja, ndiye Kristo.

111:11 Rum 8:28Katika Kristo sisi nasi tumepata urithi, tukisha kuchaguliwa sawasawa na kusudi la Mungu, yeye ambaye hufanya mambo yote kulingana na kusudi la mapenzi yake, 121:12 Efe 1:6, 14; 2The 2:13; Yak 1:18ili kwamba, sisi tuliokuwa wa kwanza kuweka tumaini katika Kristo, tupate kuishi kwa sifa ya utukufu wake. 131:13 Efe 4:21; 4:30; Yn 1:17; 2Kor 6:7Ninyi pia mliingia ndani ya Kristo mliposikia Neno la kweli, Injili ya wokovu wenu. Mkiisha kuamini, ndani yake mlitiwa muhuri, yaani, Roho Mtakatifu mliyeahidiwa, 141:14 Mdo 20:32; 1Kor 1:22; 5:5yeye ambaye ni amana yetu akituhakikishia urithi wetu hadi ukombozi wa wale walio milki ya Mungu kwa sifa ya utukufu wake.

Shukrani Na Maombi

151:15 Kol 1:4; Flm 5Kwa sababu hii, tangu niliposikia juu ya imani yenu katika Bwana Yesu na upendo wenu kwa watakatifu wote, 161:16 Rum 1:8; Flp 1:3, 4; Kol 1:3; 1The 1:2; 2The 1:3sijaacha kumshukuru Mungu kwa ajili yenu, nikiwakumbuka katika maombi yangu. 171:17 Rum 15:6; Kut 28:3Nazidi kumwomba Mungu wa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo, Baba wa utukufu, awajalieni ninyi roho ya hekima na ya ufunuo, ili mpate kumjua zaidi. 181:18 Ay 42:5; Ebr 6:4Ninaomba pia kwamba macho ya mioyo yenu yatiwe nuru ili mpate kujua tumaini mliloitiwa, utajiri wa urithi wa utukufu wake kwa watakatifu 191:19 Kol 1:29; Efe 6:10na uweza wake mkuu usiolinganishwa kwa ajili yetu sisi tuaminio. Uweza huo unaofanya kazi ndani yetu, ni sawa na ile nguvu kuu mno 201:20 Mdo 2:24; Za 110:1; Mdo 7:55, 56; Kol 3:1; Ebr 1:3; 10:12aliyoitumia katika Kristo alipomfufua kutoka kwa wafu, na akamketisha mkono wake wa kuume huko mbinguni, 211:21 Flp 2:9, 10; Kol 2:10; Ebr 1:4; Rum 8:38juu sana kuliko falme zote na mamlaka, enzi na milki, na juu ya kila jina litajwalo, si katika ulimwengu huu tu, bali katika ule ujao pia. 221:22 Mt 28:18; 1Kor 11:3; Kol 2:19Naye Mungu ameweka vitu vyote viwe chini ya miguu yake na amemfanya yeye awe kichwa cha vitu vyote kwa ajili ya Kanisa, 23ambalo ndilo mwili wake, ukamilifu wake yeye aliye yote katika yote.