Ephesians 1:4-5 New International Version

4  For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5  he[1] predestined us for adoption to sonship[2] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-


[1] 1:5 Or "sight in love. " 5"He"

[2] 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.

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