New American Standard Bible

Ephesians 1

The Blessings of Redemption

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus [a]by the will of God,

To the [b]saints who are [c]at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before [d]Him. In love [e]He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the [f]kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In [g]Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He [h]lavished on [i]us. In all wisdom and insight He [j]made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His [k]kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration [l]suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things [m]in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 [n]also we [o]have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in [p]Christ would be to the praise of His glory. 13 In [q]Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also [r]believed, you were sealed in [s]Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is [t]given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and [u]your love for all the [v]saints, 16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the [w]knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart [x]may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the [y]saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Notas al pie

  1. Ephesians 1:1 Lit through
  2. Ephesians 1:1 Or holy ones
  3. Ephesians 1:1 Three early mss do not contain at Ephesus
  4. Ephesians 1:4 Or Him, in love
  5. Ephesians 1:5 Lit having predestined
  6. Ephesians 1:5 Lit good pleasure
  7. Ephesians 1:7 Lit whom
  8. Ephesians 1:8 Lit made abundant toward
  9. Ephesians 1:8 Or us, in all wisdom and insight
  10. Ephesians 1:9 Lit making known
  11. Ephesians 1:9 Lit good pleasure
  12. Ephesians 1:10 Lit of
  13. Ephesians 1:10 Lit upon
  14. Ephesians 1:11 Lit in whom also
  15. Ephesians 1:11 Or were made a heritage
  16. Ephesians 1:12 I.e. the Messiah
  17. Ephesians 1:13 Lit whom
  18. Ephesians 1:13 Or believed in Him, you were sealed
  19. Ephesians 1:13 Lit whom
  20. Ephesians 1:14 Or a down payment
  21. Ephesians 1:15 Three early mss do not contain your love
  22. Ephesians 1:15 V 1, note 2
  23. Ephesians 1:17 Or true knowledge
  24. Ephesians 1:18 Lit being
  25. Ephesians 1:18 Or holy ones

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以弗所書 1

1我是奉上帝旨意作基督耶穌使徒的保羅,寫信給以弗所忠於基督耶穌的眾聖徒。

願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安!

基督徒的屬靈恩福

讚美我們主耶穌基督的父上帝!祂在基督裡賜給了我們天上各樣屬靈的恩福。 早在創造世界以前,祂已經在基督裡揀選了我們,使我們在祂眼中成為聖潔無瑕的人。

上帝因為愛我們,就按照祂自己美好的旨意,預定我們藉著耶穌基督得到作祂兒女的名分。 我們讚美祂奇妙無比的恩典,這恩典是上帝藉著祂的愛子賜給我們的。 我們藉著祂愛子的血蒙救贖,過犯得到赦免,這都是出於祂的洪恩。 上帝用各種智慧和聰明把這恩典豐豐富富地賜給我們, 照著祂在基督裡所定的美好計劃叫我們知道祂旨意的奧祕, 10 等所定的時候一到,叫天地萬物一同歸在基督的名下。

11 我們也在基督裡被揀選成為祂的子民。這都是按自己旨意行萬事的上帝預先定下的計劃, 12 好讓我們這些首先在基督裡得到盼望的人都來頌讚祂的榮耀。

13 你們聽過真理之道,就是那使你們得救的福音,而且也信了基督。你們既然信祂,就領受了上帝應許賜下的聖靈為印記。 14 聖靈是我們領受產業的擔保,直到上帝的子民得到救贖,使祂的榮耀受到頌讚。

保羅的禱告

15 我聽到你們對主耶穌的信心和對眾聖徒的愛心後, 16 不斷地為你們感謝上帝,禱告的時候常常提到你們。 17 我求我們主耶穌基督的上帝——榮耀的父把賜智慧和啟示的靈給你們,好使你們更深地認識祂。 18 我也求上帝照亮你們心中的眼睛,使你們知道祂的呼召給你們帶來了何等的盼望,祂應許賜給眾聖徒的產業有何等豐富的榮耀, 19 並且祂在我們這些信的人身上所運行的能力是何等浩大。 20 上帝曾用這大能使基督從死裡復活,使基督在天上坐在自己右邊, 21 遠遠超越今生永世所有執政的、掌權的、有能力的、作主宰的和一切的權勢。 22 祂又使萬物降服在基督腳下,使基督為教會作萬物的元首。 23 教會是基督的身體,蘊涵著那無所不在、充滿萬物者的豐盛。