The letter to the Ephesian saints was written by Paul, the apostle and the steward of the dispensation of grace, in 62 A.D. from Rome to reveal to the Church the mystery of God, which He kept hidden until now, and give instruction on how to live the Christian life, including how to overcome an attack from Satan.
1.1 Paul, an apostle belonging to Jesus Christ through God’s desirous will, to the saints, the ones in Ephesus, even faithful in Christ Jesus. 1.2 Grace and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ. 1.3 The God even Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is well spoken of, the One speaking well of us in all spiritual eulogizing in the heavens in Christ, 1.4 just as He has chosen us in Him before a foundation of [the] world for us to be set apart and blameless before Him in love, 1.5 having marked off our bounds unto the placement of sons through Jesus Christ unto Himself according to the good pleasure of His desirous will, 1.6 unto praise of a proper opinion of His grace which He graciously gave to us in the Beloved, 1.7 in Whom we have the full redemption through His blood, the sending away of the trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, 1.8 which He abounded unto us in all wisdom and prudence, 1.9 having made known to us the mystery of His desirous will according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Him 1.10 unto a dispensation of the fullness of times to bring together all things in the Christ: the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth, in Him, 1.11 in Whom also we were appointed an inheritance, having been marked off according to a purpose of the One working all things according to the council of His desirous will, 1.12 resulting in us, the ones first hoping in the Christ, being unto praise concerning His proper opinion, 1.13 in Whom also you [hoped], after having heard the word of the truth; the gospel of your salvation, in Whom also after you believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 1.14 Who is the earnest of our inheritance until redemption of the purchased possession, unto praise concerning His proper opinion.
1.15 Because of this, I also, after hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love unto all the saints, 1.16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you upon my communication, 1.17 in order that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the experiential knowledge concerning Him. 1.18 Having illuminated the eyes of your heart that you may intuitively know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the proper opinion of His inheritance among the saints 1.19 and what is the exceeding greatness