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

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

Waefeso 1

1Kutoka kwa Paulo, mtume wa Kristo Yesu kwa mapenzi ya Mungu. Kwa watu wa Mungu walio waaminifu kwa Kristo Yesu. Nawa takieni neema ya Mungu na amani kutoka kwa Mungu Baba yetu na kwa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo. Asifiwe Mungu, Baba wa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo ambaye ametu bariki sisi kwa kila baraka za kiroho zitokazo mbinguni tukiwa ndani ya Kristo. Mungu alituchagua sisi tuwe ndani ya Kristo hata kabla ya kuwekwa misingi ya ulimwengu, ili tuwe watakatifu, watu wasio na lawama mbele zake. Kwa upendo wake, alipanga kabla ya mambo yote, kutufanya sisi kuwa watoto wake kwa njia ya Yesu Kristo kwa mapenzi yake mwenyewe; na hivyo apewe sifa kwa ajili ya neema yake tukufu ambayo tumepewa bure katika Mpendwa wake. Kutoka kwake, tunapata ukombozi kwa ajili ya damu yake, yaani, kusamehewa dhambi zetu; kulingana na wingi wa neema yake ambayo ametumiminia kwa wingi. Kwa maana ametufahamisha kwa hekima yote na ufahamu, siri ya mapenzi yake, kulingana na mpango aliokusudia kuukamilisha kwa njia ya Kristo. 10 Mpango huo ambao ungetekelezwa wakati ukitimia, ni kwamba Mungu ataviunganisha vitu vyote po pote vilipo, mbinguni na duniani, viwe kwake chini ya Kristo. 11 Tukiwa ndani ya Kristo, tulichaguliwa kama alivy opanga Mungu kwa makusudio yake yeye ambaye hufanya mambo yote kulingana na mapenzi yake. 12 Kwa njia hiyo, sisi ambao tulikuwa wa kwanza kumtegemea Kristo, tupate kuishi maisha yatakayoleta sifa kwa utukufu wake. 13 Ninyi pia mliingia ndani ya Kristo mliposikia neno la kweli, Injili ya wokovu wenu. Nanyi mmemwa mini, mkawekewa muhuri na Roho Mtakatifu ambaye mliahidiwa, 14 yeye ndiye dhamana ya urithi wetu mpaka hapo tutakapoupokea, kwa sifa ya utukufu wake. Shukrani Na Maombi

15 Hii ndio sababu nilipopata habari za imani yenu katika Bwana wetu Yesu, na juu ya upendo mlio nao kwa watu wa Mungu, 16 sijaacha kumshukuru Mungu kwa ajili yenu, na kuwakumbuka katika sala zangu. 17 Nazidi kumwomba Mungu wa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo, Baba wa utukufu, awajalieni roho ya hekima na ya mafunuo mpate kumfahamu zaidi. 18 Ninaomba pia kwamba macho ya mioyo yenu yaangaziwe ili mpate kujua tumaini mliloitiwa, na mtambue utajiri wa urithi wa utukufu wake kwa watu wa Mungu; 19 na muu fahamu uweza wake usiopimika ambao ametupa sisi tunaoamini. Uweza huo ni sawa na ile nguvu kuu 20 ambayo aliitumia alipomfufua Kristo kutoka kwa wafu, akamweka akae mkono wake wa kulia katika enzi yake mbinguni. 21 Hapo alipo ni juu sana, kupita tawala na mamlaka zote na nguvu zote na milki, na kupita cheo cho chote kinachoweza kutolewa, si tu katika nyakati hizi, bali pia katika nyakati zijazo. 22 Na Mungu ameweka vitu vyote viwe chini ya mamlaka yake na akamteuwa awe mkuu wa vitu vyote kwa ajili ya kanisa, 23 ambalo ni mwili wake, nalo limejawa na yeye ambaye hujaza kila kitu kwa kila njia. Tumefanywa Kuwa Hai Ndani Ya Kristo