Modern Literal Version
Modern Literal Version
[ Ephesians 1]

     1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to the holy-ones who are in Ephesus and the faithful in Christ Jesus: 1:2 grace to youĎ and peace from God our Father and theLord Jesus Christ.

     1:3 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is gracious*, who has blessed us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 1:4 just-as he chose us in him before the conception of the world, for us to be holy and unblemished in his sight in love*. 1:5 Having predetermined us to the sonship through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the delight of his will, 1:6 to the praise of the glory of his favor {'favor' and 'grace' are from the same Greek word in the MLV}, in which he has favored us in the beloved, 1:7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses according to the riches of his grace. 1:8His gracewhich he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 1:9 having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his delight which he purposed in him, 1:10 to a stewardship of the fullness of the times, to sum up all things in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth. 1:11 In him, in whom also we were made an inheritance, having been predetermined according to the purpose of the one who is working all things after the plan of his will. 1:12*That* we should be for the praise of his glory, we who have hoped before in the Christ,1:13 in whom youĎ also, having heard the word of the truth, the good-news of yourĎ salvation, in whom, having also believed, youĎ were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 1:14 which is a down-payment of our inheritance, to the redemption of the ownership of God to the praise of his glory.

     1:15 Because of this, I, also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is in youĎ and the love* which youĎhave toward all the holy-ones, 1:16 am not ceasing giving-thanks on yourĎ behalf, making* a remembrance of youĎ in my prayers; 1:17 in order that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to youĎ a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of him, 1:18 the eyes of yourĎ heart having been enlightened, *that* youĎ may know what is the hope of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance among the holy-ones, 1:19 and what is the surpassing greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of the dominion of his strength, 1:20 which he worked in the Christ, having raised him up from the dead and seated him by his right hand in the heavenly places, 1:21 up above all rule and authority and power and lordship and every name that is being named, not only in this age, but also in the future age.1:22 And he subjected all things under his feet and gave him to be head above all things to the congregation*of believers, 1:23 which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all in all.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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