Monday, August 8, 2011

Color coded Ephesians 1.1-13

I like to use colored pencils to help identify pronouns, etc...  This is what I marked for Ephesisans 1.1-14 (except I use yellow for the Father and Spirit in my Bible).

Ephesians One:   Father, Son, Spirit
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,   4   just as He* chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,**   5   having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,   6   to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.   7   In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace   8   which He* made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,   9   having made known to us the mystery of  His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,   10   that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He* might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him.   11   In Him also we* have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,   12   that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.   13    In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,   14   who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. 

*The verb does call for a  subject of this person and number, but the pronoun is not a Greek word in the text.
**Verses 3-14 are usually considered to be one sentence in the Greek.   The English punctuation has been added by the translators for clarity.  Young's Literal, KJV,  NASBNKJV,  NET Bible, and the New Living Trans. associate the words "in love" with verse 4.  The  ESV, and NIV84 associate "in love" with verse 5.

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