Greetings from Paul
1This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus.
I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.
2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.[b] 7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. 8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God,[c] for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own[d] by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.
Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,[e] 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, 17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom[f] and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. 18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.[g]
19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. 21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.
Notas al pie
- 1:1 The most ancient manuscripts do not include in Ephesus.
- 1:6 Greek to us in the beloved.
- 1:11 Or we have become God’s inheritance.
- 1:13 Or he put his seal on you.
- 1:15 Some manuscripts read your faithfulness to the Lord Jesus and to God’s people everywhere.
- 1:17 Or to give you the Spirit of wisdom.
- 1:18 Or called, and the rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his holy people.
1Saa krataa yi fi me Paulo a Onyankopɔn fi ne pɛ mu ayɛ me Kristo Yesu somafo no nkyɛn kɔ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo a wɔte Efeso a wɔwɔ Kristo Yesu mu gyidi wɔ wɔn asetena mu no nso nkyɛn.
2 Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo no mmra mo so.
3 Momma yɛnna Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo n’Agya no ase. Efisɛ, ɔnam ma a wama yɛn ɔsoro Honhom mu akyɛde no so ahyira baako a yɛne Kristo ayɛ no so.
Onyankopɔn da ne nhyehyɛe adi
4 Ansa na wɔrebɔ wiase no, na Onyankopɔn ayi yɛn dedaw sɛ yɛmmɛyɛ ne de wɔ Kristo mu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛbɛyɛ kronn na yɛayɛ pɛ wɔ n’anim a mfomso biara nni yɛn ho. Onyankopɔn dɔ a ɔde dɔ yɛn no nti, 5 na wayɛ n’adwene dedaw sɛ ɔnam Yesu Kristo so bɛka yɛn abata ne ho sɛ ne mma. Eyi ne Onyankopɔn pɛ ne ne botae.
6 Momma yɛnkamfo Onyankopɔn wɔ n’anuonyam adom ne ne dɔ Ba a ɔde no kyɛɛ yɛn kwa no ho.
7 Kristo wu a owui no ama yɛade yɛn ho. Ɛkyerɛ sɛ wɔde yɛn bɔne akyɛ yɛn; 8 wahu yɛn mmɔbɔ a enni kabea, efisɛ, ɔte yɛn ase na onim nea eye ma yɛn bere biara mu nso.
9 Onyankopɔn yɛɛ nea ɔpɛe sɛ ɔyɛ na ɔnam Kristo so daa ne nhyehyɛe a wahyɛ sɛ ɔbɛyɛ a wanna no adi no adi kyerɛɛ yɛn. 10 Sɛ bere no so a, Onyankopɔn nhyehyɛe a ɔde bewie ne sɛ, ɔbɛboaboa abɔde nyinaa ano, nea ɛwɔ soro ne nea ɛwɔ asase so ahyɛ ɔbaako a ɔne Kristo no ase.
11 Onyankopɔn nhyehyɛe ne n’adwene so na wɔnam yɛ biribiara. Onyankopɔn botae a wasi so dua fi mfitiase pɛɛ no so na wɔnam ayi yɛn sɛ ne nkurɔfo a wɔne Kristo ayɛ baako no. 12 Ne saa nti, momma yɛn a yenyaa Kristo mu anidaso kan no nkamfo Onyankopɔn anuonyam.
13 Saa ara na na ɛte wɔ mo ho nso. Bere a motee nokwasɛm a ɛyɛ Asɛmpa no a ɛmaa mo nkwagye no, mugyee Kristo dii maa Onyankopɔn penee so nam so hwiee Honhom Kronkron no a ɔhyɛɛ mo ho bɔ no guu mo so de kyerɛe sɛ moyɛ ne de. 14 Honhom no yɛ akyigyinade a ɛkyerɛ sɛ yɛn nsa bɛka nea Onyankopɔn ahyɛ ne nkurɔfo ho bɔ no, na ɔhyɛ yɛn bɔ bio sɛ Onyankopɔn bɛma wɔn a wɔyɛ ne de no ahofadi de akamfo n’anuonyam.
15 Esiane eyi nti, efi bere a metee gyidi a mowɔ wɔ Awurade Yesu mu ne ɔdɔ a modɔ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo no, 16 minnyaee aseda a meda Onyankopɔn ma mo no da. Mekae mo wɔ me mpaebɔ mu, 17 na mibisa yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Nyankopɔn, anuonyam Agya no sɛ, ɔmma mo Honhom Kronkron no a ɔbɛma mo nyansa na wada Onyankopɔn adi akyerɛ mo, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubehu no. 18 Mesrɛ sɛ mo adwene mu mmue na munhu ne hann no sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubehu anidasoade a ɛno nti ɔfrɛɛ mo no ne ne nhyira nwonwaso a ɔhyɛɛ ne nkurɔfo ho bɔ no, 19 ne sɛnea ne tumi yɛ adwuma fa wɔ yɛn a yegye no di no mu. Saa tumi a ɛwɔ yɛn mu yi te sɛ tumi kɛse 20 a ɔnam so maa Kristo sɔre fii awufo mu na wɔde no tenaa nifa so wɔ ɔsoro hɔ no. 21 Kristo di biribiara so wɔ soro hɔ. Odi soro atumfo ne awuranom so na ɔkorɔn sen dibea biara a ɛwɔ tumi a ɛwɔ wiase ha ne nea ɛreba no mu. 22 Onyankopɔn de biribiara hyɛɛ Kristo nan ase na ɔde no maa asafo no sɛ otumfo Awurade a ɔkorɔn sen biribiara. 23 Asafo no yɛ Kristo nipadua a ɔno ankasa hyɛ mu na ɔma biribiara wie pɛyɛ wɔ baabiara no.