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.
11:1 2Akor 1:1; Atũm 9:13Nĩ niĩ Paũlũ, mũtũmwo wa Kristũ Jesũ nĩ ũndũ wa kwenda kwa Ngai,
Ndĩrandĩkĩra andũ arĩa aamũre kũu Efeso, arĩa ehokeku thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ:
21:2 Arom 1:7Wega na thayũ kuuma kũrĩ Ngai Ithe witũ, na Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ, irogĩa na inyuĩ.
Irathimo cia Kĩĩroho thĩinĩ wa Kristũ
31:3 2Akor 1:3Atĩrĩrĩ, Ngai, o we Ithe wa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ, arogoocwo, o we ũtũrathimĩte na irathimo ciothe cia kĩĩroho thĩinĩ wa Kristũ, iria ciumaga kũu igũrũ. 41:4 2Athe 2:13Nĩgũkorwo o na thĩ ĩtanombwo, Ngai nĩatũthuurire nĩguo tũtuĩke ake thĩinĩ wa Kristũ, nĩguo tũtuĩke atheru na twage ũcuuke maitho-inĩ make. Nĩ ũndũ wa wendo wake-rĩ, 51:5 Arom 8:29, 30; Luk 12:32Ngai nĩatuĩte o mbere atĩ nĩtũgaatuĩka ciana ciake nĩ ũndũ wa Jesũ Kristũ, kũringana na ũrĩa eendete na ũrĩa oonire arĩ wega, 61:6 Math 3:17nĩguo wega wake ũrĩa ũrĩ riiri ũkumagio, wega ũcio atũheete o ũguo tũhũ thĩinĩ wa Mũriũ wake ũrĩa endete mũno. 71:7 Arom 3:24Na twakũũrirwo na ũndũ wa thakame ya Kristũ, na tũkĩrekerwo mehia maitũ, kũringana na ũrĩa wega wa Ngai ũingĩhĩte, 8wega ũcio aatũingĩhĩirie arĩ na ũũgĩ na ũmenyo wothe. 91:9 Arom 16:25Nake agĩtũmenyithia hitho ya wendi wake, kũringana na ũrĩa oonire arĩ wega, o ũrĩa aatanyĩte gwĩka thĩinĩ wa Kristũ, 101:10 Mar 1:15nĩguo ũkaahingio rĩrĩa mahinda marĩa magĩrĩire magaakinya, nĩguo acookanĩrĩrie indo ciothe iria irĩ igũrũ na iria irĩ gũkũ thĩ harĩ mũtongoria ũmwe, na nĩwe Kristũ.
111:11 Aef 3:11; Ahib 3:11Ningĩ nĩ thĩinĩ wa Kristũ o na ithuĩ twamũkĩrire igai kuuma kũrĩ Ngai, kũringana na ũrĩa aatuĩte o mbere, o we wĩkaga maũndũ mothe kũringana na muoroto wa wendi wake, 12nĩguo o na ithuĩ arĩa twarĩ a mbere kwĩhoka Kristũ, tũtuĩke a kũgoocithia riiri wa Ngai. 131:13 Aef 4:30; Joh 14:16-17Inyuĩ o na inyuĩ nĩmwataranĩirio na Kristũ mwarĩkia kũigua ũhoro-ũrĩa-wa-ma, naguo nĩguo Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa ũhonokio wanyu. Mwarĩkia gwĩtĩkia, nĩmwekĩrirwo rũũri thĩinĩ wake, na ũndũ wa kũheo Roho Mũtheru ũrĩa mwerĩirwo, 141:14 Atũm 20:32; Arom 3:24Nake Roho nĩwe mũrũgamĩrĩri wa kuonania atĩ nĩtũkagaĩrwo igai riitũ nginya rĩrĩa andũ arĩa marĩ a Ngai magaatuĩka a gũkũũrwo, nĩgeetha riiri wake ũgoocagwo.
Gũcookia Ngaatho na Kũhooya
151:15 Atũm 20:21; Akol 1:4Na nĩ ũndũ ũcio, kuuma rĩrĩa ndaiguire ũhoro wa wĩtĩkio wanyu thĩinĩ wa Mwathani Jesũ, o na wendani wanyu ũrĩa mwendaga arĩa othe aamũre naguo-rĩ, 16ndirĩ ndatigithĩria gũcookeria Ngai ngaatho nĩ ũndũ wanyu, ngĩmũririkanaga mahooya-inĩ makwa. 171:17 Joh 20:17; Akol 1:9Hooyaga atĩ Ngai wa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ, o we ithe witũ mwene riiri, amũhe Roho, ũrĩa ũkamũhe ũũgĩ na ũguũrio nĩguo mũmenye Ngai wega. 18Ningĩ nĩhooyaga atĩ maitho manyu ma ngoro mathererwo nĩ ũtheri, nĩguo mũmenye ũhoro wa kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro kĩrĩa amwĩtĩire, na mũmenye ũtonga wa igai rĩake rĩrĩ na riiri, rĩrĩa akaagaĩra andũ ake aamũre, 19o na ũhoti wake mũnene ũtangĩgereka nĩ ũndũ witũ, ithuĩ arĩa twĩtĩkĩtie. Ũhoti ũcio no ta hinya wake mũnene ũkĩruta wĩra, 201:20 Atũm 2:24ũrĩa eekĩrire thĩinĩ wa Kristũ rĩrĩa aamũriũkirie kuuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ, na akĩmũiga guoko-inĩ gwake kwa ũrĩo kũu igũrũ, 211:21 Afil 2:9, 10; Math 12:32na agatũũgĩrio mũno igũrũ rĩa wathani o wothe na ũhoti wothe, na hinya na ũthamaki wothe, na marĩĩtwa mothe ma ũnene marĩa mangĩheanwo, na to mahinda maya moiki, no nĩ o na mahinda marĩa magooka. 221:22 Aef 4:15; Math 22:44Nake Ngai akĩiga maũndũ mothe rungu rwa magũrũ make, na akĩmũtua mwathi wa gwathaga maũndũ mothe nĩ ũndũ wa kanitha. 231:23 1Akor 12:27; Joh 1:16Kanitha nĩguo mwĩrĩ wake, na noguo ũiyũru wake, o we ũiyũrĩte maũndũ mothe o na kũndũ guothe.