Ephesians 1:5–8; Ephesians 2:7

lhe predestined us1 for madoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, naccording to the purpose of his will, oto the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in pthe Beloved. qIn him we have rredemption sthrough his blood, tthe forgiveness of our trespasses, uaccording to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight


so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable xriches of his grace in ykindness toward us in Christ Jesus.