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

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List Efezanom 1

1 Milí bratia, stále verní Pánovi!

Ja Pavol, ktorého si Boh vyvolil za apoštola Ježiša Krista,

želám vám milosť a pokoj.

Chválime Boha a Otca nášho Pána Ježiša Krista za všetko požehnanie, ktorým nás obdaril v duchovnom živote preto, že patríme Kristovi.

Zjavenie Božieho plánu.

Už dávno pred stvorením sveta si nás Boh vyvolil za svoje deti prostredníctvom obete Pána Ježiša a vo svojej láske sa rozhodol urobiť nás svätými a nepoškvrnenými v jeho očiach.

5-7 Vďaka Bohu za jeho nekonečnú dobrotu a priazeň, ktorú nám preukázal vo svojom milovanom Synovi. Jeho dobrota je taká nesmierna, že nám pre jeho obeť odpustil všetky hriechy a zachránil nás od smrti,

zahrnul bohatstvom svojej milosti a obdaril nás múdrosťou a rozumnosťou vo všetkom.

Boh nám odhalil svoj tajný zámer, ktorý si vo svojej prezieravosti predsavzal už pred stáročiami, že v stanovený čas zhromaždí všetko a všetkých na nebi aj na zemi pod vládou Kristovou.

10 A tak si nás Boh presne podľa svojho rozhodnutia urobil svojím majetkom

11 a vyvolil si nás hneď na počiatku, aby sme mu patrili.

12 Boží zámer je, aby sme ho chválili a zvelebovali za všetko, čo urobil pre nás, ktorí sme už skôr založili svoju nádej v Krista.

13 Jeho zásluhou ste do tohto zámeru boli zahrnutí aj vy, keď ste počuli zvesť o spasení a uverili ste jej.

Na dôkaz toho vám Boh vtisol svoju pečať, totiž dal vám Ducha Svätého, ktorého sľúbil už dávno.

14 Jeho prítomnosť v nás je zárukou, že Boh nám skutočne dá všetko, čo sľúbil. Je to aj akási pečať, že sme jeho vlastníctvom a že si nás vezme k sebe. Môžeme ho za to nechváliť a neoslavovať?

Kristus, Pán nad všetkým

15 Práve preto odvtedy, ako som počul o vašej viere v Pána Ježiša aj o vašej láske k všetkým jeho vyznávačom,

16 neprestávam za vás vo svojich modlitbách ďakovať Bohu.

17 Prosím slávneho Otca nášho Pána Ježiša Krista o múdrosť pre vás, aby ste dokonale pochopili, kto je Kristus a čo všetko pre vás vykonal.

18 Modlím sa, aby vaše srdce ožiaril odlesk slávnej budúcnosti, do ktorej sme pozvaní, a aby ste pochopili, vy, ktorí patríte Kristovi,

19 aké nesmierne bohatstvo nám slávny Boh dáva. Veď všetko, čo patrí Bohu, je aj vaše! A prosím aj o to, aby ste sa presvedčili, aká neuveriteľne veľká je moc, ktorá vo vás pôsobí.

20 Je to tá istá moc, ktorá vzkriesila Krista z mŕtvych

21 a vyzdvihla ho vysoko nad všetkých kráľov a vlády, nad veliteľov a diktátorov, až na čestné miesto po Božej pravici. Jeho sláva nemá obdoby v minulosti a nebude mať ani v budúcnosti.

22 Boh mu všetko podriadil a urobil ho hlavou cirkvi.

23 Cirkev je jeho telom, naplnená ním samým, pôvodcom a darcom všetkého.