Discovering who you really are . . – Bilingual

以弗所书 1:1-14Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB)

我是奉上帝旨意做基督耶稣使徒的保罗,写信给以弗所忠于基督耶稣的众圣徒。

愿我们的父上帝和主耶稣基督赐给你们恩典和平安!

基督徒的属灵恩福

赞美我们主耶稣基督的父上帝!祂在基督里赐给了我们天上各样属灵的恩福。 早在创造世界以前,祂已经在基督里拣选了我们,使我们在祂眼中成为圣洁无瑕的人。

上帝因为爱我们,就按照祂自己美好的旨意,预定我们借着耶稣基督得到做祂儿女的名分。 我们赞美祂奇妙无比的恩典,这恩典是上帝借着祂的爱子赐给我们的。 我们借着祂爱子的血蒙救赎,过犯得到赦免,这都是出于祂的洪恩。 上帝用各种智慧和聪明把这恩典丰丰富富地赐给我们, 照着祂在基督里所定的美好计划叫我们知道祂旨意的奥秘, 10 等所定的时候一到,叫天地万物一同归在基督的名下。

11 我们也在基督里被拣选成为祂的子民。这都是按自己旨意行万事的上帝预先定下的计划, 12 好让我们这些首先在基督里得到盼望的人都来颂赞祂的荣耀。

13 你们听过真理之道,就是那使你们得救的福音,而且也信了基督。你们既然信祂,就领受了上帝应许赐下的圣灵为印记。 14 圣灵是我们领受产业的担保,直到上帝的子民得到救赎,使祂的荣耀受到颂赞。

Ephesians 1:1-14New International Version (NIV)

Paul, 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.

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