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Ephesians 1

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

To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] the faithful in Christ Jesus:

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

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Praise 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. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he[b] predestined us for adoption to sonship[c] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he[d] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen,[e] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And 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, 14 who 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

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I 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, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far 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. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 1:1 Some early manuscripts do not have in Ephesus.
  2. Ephesians 1:5 Or sight in love. He
  3. Ephesians 1:5 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.
  4. Ephesians 1:9 Or us with all wisdom and understanding. And he
  5. Ephesians 1:11 Or were made heirs
  6. Ephesians 1:17 Or a spirit

Nkwa Asem

Efesofo 1

Nkyia

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.

Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo no mmra mo so.

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

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, 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.

Momma yɛnkamfo Onyankopɔn wɔ n’anuonyam adom ne ne dɔ Ba a ɔde no kyɛɛ yɛn kwa no ho.

Kristo wu a owui no ama yɛade yɛn ho. Ɛkyerɛ sɛ wɔde yɛn bɔne akyɛ yɛn; wahu yɛn mmɔbɔ a enni kabea, efisɛ, ɔte yɛn ase na onim nea eye ma yɛn bere biara mu nso.

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.