New Amharic Standard Version

ኤፌሶን 1:1-23

1በእግዚአብሔር ፈቃድ የክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ሐዋርያ ከሆነው ከጳውሎስ፤ በክርስቶስ ኢየሱስ ላሉ፣ ለታመኑ፣1፥1 ወይም ለሚያመኑ በኤፌሶን1፥1 አንዳንድ የጥንት ቅጆች በኤፌሶን ለሚገኙት የሚለው ሐረግ የላቸውም። ለሚገኙ ቅዱሳን፤

2ከእግዚአብሔር ከአባታችን፣ ከጌታም ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ጸጋና ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን።

በክርስቶስ የሚገኝ መንፈሳዊ በረከት

3በሰማያዊ ስፍራ በመንፈሳዊ በረከት ሁሉ በክርስቶስ የባረከን የጌታችን የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ አምላክና አባት ይባረክ፤ 4በፊቱ ቅዱሳንና ነውር አልባ እንድንሆን ዓለም ከመፈጠሩ አስቀድሞ በእርሱ መርጦናልና። በፍቅር፣ 5በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ልጆቹ እንሆን ዘንድ፣ እንደ በጎ ፈቃዱ አስቀድሞ ወሰነን፤ 6ይኸውም፣ በሚወደው በእርሱ በኩል በነጻ የተሰጠን ክቡር የሆነው ጸጋው እንዲመሰገን ነው። 7በእርሱም እንደ እግዚአብሔር ጸጋ ባለጠግነት መጠን፣ በደሙ በተደረገ ቤዛነት፣ የኀጢአትን ይቅርታ አገኘን፤ 8ጸጋውንም በጥበብና በማስተዋል ሁሉ አበዛልን። 9በክርስቶስ ያቀደውንም የፈቃዱን ምስጢር እንደ በጎ ሐሳቡ እንድናውቅ1፥8-9 ወይም ጸጋውን አበዛልን በጥበብና በአእምሮ ሁሉ፣ 9… አሳወቀን አደረገ። 10በዘመን ፍጻሜ ይሆን ዘንድ ያለው ሐሳቡ በሰማይም በምድርም ያሉትን ነገሮች ሁሉ ራስ በሆነው በክርስቶስ ሥር ለመጠቅለል ነው።

11ሁሉን በፈቃዱ ምክር መሠረት እንደሚሠራው እንደ እርሱ ዕቅድ አስቀድሞ የተወሰንን እኛ ደግሞ በእርሱ ተመርጠናል፤1፥11 ወይም ወራሾች ሆነናል 12ይኸውም በክርስቶስ ተስፋ በማድረግ የመጀመሪያ የሆንነው እኛ ለክብሩ ምስጋና እንሆን ዘንድ ነው። 13እናንተም ደግሞ የእውነትን ቃል ይህም የድነታችሁን ወንጌል በሰማችሁ ጊዜ ወደ ክርስቶስ ተጨምራችኋል፤ አምናችሁም፣ በእርሱ በመሆን ተስፋ ሆኖ በተሰጠው በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ማኅተም ታትማችኋል። 14ለክብሩ ምስጋና ለመሆን የእግዚአብሔር የሆኑት እስኪዋጁ ድረስ፣ እርሱ ለርስታችን ዋስትና የሚሆን መያዣ ነው።

የምስጋናና የልመና ጸሎት

15ስለዚህ በጌታ ኢየሱስ ስላላችሁ እምነት፣ ለቅዱሳንም ሁሉ ስላላችሁ ፍቅር ከሰማሁበት ጊዜ አንሥቶ፣ 16በጸሎቴ እያስታወስኋችሁ ስለ እናንተ ምስጋና ማቅረብን አላቋረጥሁም። 17የክብር አባት የሆነውን የጌታችንን የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን አምላክ ይበልጥ እንድታውቁት፣ የጥበብና የመገለጥን መንፈስ እንዲሰጣችሁ ያለ ማቋረጥ እለምናለሁ። 18እንዲሁም በእርሱ የተጠራችሁለት ተስፋ፣ ይህም በቅዱሳኑ ዘንድ ያለውን ክቡር የሆነውን የርስቱን ባለጠግነት ምን እንደሆነ ታውቁ ዘንድ የልባችሁ ዐይኖች እንዲበሩ 19ለእኛ ለምናምነውም ከሁሉ በላይ ታላቅ የሆነውን ኀይሉን እንድታውቁ እጸልያለሁ። ይህም ኀይል እንደ እርሱ ታላቅ ብርታት አሠራር፣ 20ክርስቶስን ከሙታን ሲያስነሣውና በሰማያዊ ስፍራ በቀኙ ሲያስቀምጠው የታየው ነው። 21የተቀመጠውም ከግዛትና ከሥልጣን፣ ከኀይልና ከጌትነት እንዲሁም በአሁኑ ዘመን ብቻ ሳይሆን በሚመጣውም ዘመን ቢሆን ሊሰየም ከሚቻለው ስም ሁሉ በላይ ነው። 22እግዚአብሔርም ሁሉን ከእግሩ በታች አስገዛለት፤ በቤተ ክርስቲያንም፣ በማንኛውም ነገር ላይ ራስ አድርጎ ሾመው። 23እርሷም ሁሉን ነገር በሁሉም ረገድ የሚሞላው፣ የእርሱ ሙላት የሆነች አካሉ ናት።

New International Version

Ephesians 1:1-23

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

To God’s holy people in Ephesus,1:1 Some early manuscripts do not have in Ephesus. the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he1:4,5 Or sight in love. 5 He predestined us for adoption to sonship1:5 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture. through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9he1:8,9 Or us with all wisdom and understanding. 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11In him we were also chosen,1:11 Or were made heirs having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit1:17 Or a spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.