1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 8Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
15Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
1Bulus, wanda Allah ya zaɓa don yă zama manzon Kiristi Yesu,
Zuwa ga tsarkaka da suke a Afisa,1.1 Waɗansu rubuce-rubucen hannu na dā ba su da a Afisa. da kuma suke amintattu1.1 Ko kuwa masu bi waɗanda cikin Kiristi Yesu.
2Alheri da salama daga Allah Ubanmu da Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi, su kasance tare da ku.
Albarkun ruhaniya a cikin Kiristi
3Yabo ya tabbata ga Allah Uban Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi, wanda ya kawo mana kowace albarka ta ruhaniya daga sama. 4Gama ya zaɓe mu a cikin Kiristi tun dā can, kafin ma a halicci duniya don mu zama masu tsarki da kuma marasa aibi a gabansa. 5A cikin ƙauna, ya1.4,5 Ko kuwa gani cikin ƙauna. 5 Ya ƙaddara mu zama ’ya’yansa na riƙo ta wurin Kiristi Yesu, bisa ga nufinsa na alheri. 6Ya yi haka don mu yabi Allah saboda alherin da ya yi mana saboda mu na ƙaunataccen Ɗansa ne. 7A cikinsa muka sami fansa ta wurin jininsa, wato, yafewar zunubanmu. Kiristi ya yi wannan saboda yawan alherin Allah 8wanda ya ba mu babu iyaka tare da dukan hikima da fahimta. 9Allah ya yi abin da ya nufa, ya kuma sanar mana shirin asirin da ya riga ya shirya yă cika ta wurin Kiristi. 10Nufinsa ke nan, idan lokaci ya cika, yă harhaɗa dukan abubuwa a ƙarƙashin ikon Kiristi, wato, dukan abubuwan da suke sama da abubuwan da suke ƙasa.
11A cikinsa ne kuma aka zaɓe mu mu sami gādo daga Allah,1.11 Ko kuwa mun zama abin gādon Allah an kuwa ƙaddara mu ga haka bisa ga nufin wannan da yake zartar da dukan abubuwa yadda ya yi nufi yă yi. 12Manufar Allah ita ce cewa mu da muka fara sa bege a cikin Kiristi, mu yi zaman yabon ɗaukakar Allah. 13An kuma haɗa ku a cikin Kiristi lokacin da kuka ji saƙon nan na gaskiya, wanda yake labari mai daɗi na cetonku. Da kuka ba da gaskiya, sai aka yi muku alamar shaida a cikinsa da Ruhu Mai Tsarki. 14Ruhu Mai Tsarkin nan shi ne tabbacin da Allah ya yi na cewa zai ba mu kome da ya yi alkawari, har ya sa muka sani nan gaba Allah zai ceci waɗanda suke nasa. Wannan kuwa domin yabon ɗaukakarsa ne.
Godiya da addu’a
15Saboda haka, tun lokacin da na ji labarin bangaskiyarku cikin Ubangiji Yesu da kuma ƙaunar da kuke yi wa dukan mutanen Allah, 16ban fasa yin godiya saboda ku ba, ina tuna da ku cikin addu’o’ina. 17Ina ta roƙo cewa Allah na Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi, Uba Maɗaukaki, yă ba ku Ruhun hikima da na ganewa, domin ku san shi da kyau. 18Ina kuma addu’a cewa zuciyarku tă waye don ku gane ko mene ne sa zuciyan nan da ya kira ku a kansa, ku kuma san darajar dukiyan nan wadda take ta mutanen Allah, wato, albarkunsa. 19Ina addu’a ku san girman ikon Allah wanda ya wuce misali, wanda yake namu. Ikon da yake aiki a cikinmu, ɗaya ne da ikon nan 20da ya tā da Kiristi daga matattu, ya kuma sa ya zauna a hannun damansa a cikin mulkin samaniya. 21Yanzu yana mulki a kan dukan masu sarauta, da masu iko, da masu ƙarfi, da kuma masu mulki. Yana mulkin kome a wannan duniya, zai kuma yi mulkin duniya mai zuwa. 22Allah ya sa kome a ƙarƙashin ikonsa, ya kuma ba shi iko a kan kome don amfanin ikkilisiya. 23Kuma ikkilisiya ce jikinsa; ta kuma cika da Kiristi, wanda ya cika kome ta kowace hanya.