Ephesians 1: 1-10
1:1 Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to all the saints who are at Ephesus and to the faithful in Christ Jesus.
1:2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, in Christ,
1:4 just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy and immaculate in his sight, in charity.
1:5 He has predestined us to adoption as sons, through Jesus Christ, in himself, according to the purpose of his will,
1:6 for the praise of the glory of his grace, with which he has gifted us in his beloved Son.
1:7 In him, we have redemption through his blood: the remission of sins in accord with the riches of his grace,
1:8 which is superabundant in us, with all wisdom and prudence.
1:9 So does he make known to us the mystery of his will, which he has set forth in Christ, in a manner well-pleasing to him,
1:10 in the dispensation of the fullness of time, so as to renew in Christ everything that exists through him in heaven and on earth.
Luke 1: 47-54
|11:47||Woe to you, who build the tombs of the prophets, while it is your fathers who killed them!|
|11:48||Clearly, you are testifying that you consent to the actions of your fathers, because even though they killed them, you build their sepulchers.|
|11:49||Because of this also, the wisdom of God said: I will send to them Prophets and Apostles, and some of these they will kill or persecute,|
|11:50||so that the blood of all the Prophets, which has been shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation:|
|11:51||from the blood of Abel, even to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. So I say to you: it will be required of this generation!|
|11:52||Woe to you, experts in the law! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves do not enter, and those who were entering, you would have prohibited.”|
|11:53||Then, while he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the experts in the law began to insist strongly that he restrain his mouth about many things.|
|11:54||And waiting to ambush him, they sought something from his mouth that they might seize upon, in order to accuse him.|